Both the mayor of Cleveland and Benjamin Crump, attorney for the family of Tamir Rice, responded to the city of Cleveland’s incredible claim that the slain 12-year-old was responsible for his own death. Rice was shot dead within seconds by cops as he held a pellet gun in November 2014. On Friday, the city issued a 41-page report […]

Incredibly, the City of Cleveland responded on Friday to a lawsuit filed by the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by saying he was responsible for his own demise. The boy was shot dead by cops while he held a pellet gun. Reports The city, in its response, wrote that Tamir’s death on Nov. 22 and all of […]

“Selma” director Ava DuVernay addressed attendees of the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards with a heartfelt and passionate message about #BlackLivesMatter. During her speech she reminded us that African Americans are now not the only ones who are committed to the movement sweeping the nation. She said, “It was 60 years ago that Emmett Till was […]

About 1,510 Cleveland, Ohio police will be equipped with body cameras, nearly 10 weeks after an officer shot and killed a 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was holding a toy gun on a playground, the Los Angeles Times reports. SEE ALSO: Bobby Brown Contradicts Reports That Family Is Gathering To Say Goodbye To Bobbi Kristina Wednesday’s announcement […]

The parents of Tamir Rice (pictured), a 12-year-old who was murdered by Cleveland police officers, are continuing the fight for justice for their son. They recently filed an amended federal wrongful death lawsuit in regards to how the police officers handled the interaction with their son. The updated complaint has 27 more claims, which includes excessive […]

Attorney Benjamin Crump and Samaria Rice, the mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, shared a message to young men of color reminding them that “Your Life Matters.” Rice, whose 12-year-old son was killed by a Cleveland police officer while the boy was carrying an airsoft toy gun,  encouraged African American youth to remember that they are […]

In shocking new video footage, Cleveland police officers can be seen throwing Tamir Rice’s (pictured) 14-year-old sister to the ground, handcuffing her, and placing her in the back of a squad car just steps away from where her mortally wounded 12-year-old brother lay dying on the playground pavement, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. RELATED: Samaria […]

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says he does not trust the state attorney general’s office to conduct a transparent investigation into the shooting death of unarmed 12-year-old Tamir Rice (pictured), who was gunned down by a police officer last year as he frolicked on a playground, the Guardian reports. Instead, he has called on the Cuyahoga […]

Roland Martin sat down with David Oyelowo to talk about the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, “Selma” and the actor shared his thoughts about playing the role of MLK. “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay, opens nationwide in theaters on January 9, 2015 was nominated for four Golden Globes, including nominations for Best Motion Picture and Ava DuVernay for Best […]

In the aftermath of ongoing nationwide protests against police violence in the Black community, President Barack Obama Thursday signed an executive order to create a panel that will gather recommendations to help strengthen trust between law enforcement and local communities, according to a White House news release. SEE ALSO: 15-Year-Old Twin Died Trying To Save […]

  Tasha Thomas cried and swore on the lives of relatives that John Crawford III was not carrying a firearm before entering a Walmart. Before Beavercreek police Detective Rodney Curd (pictured right) allegedly knew John had obtained a BB gun at a Walmart, he assumed his girlfriend, Tasha (pictured left), helped him smuggle a firearm […]