According to an analysis by Pro Publica, black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than their white male counterparts.
The analysis was based on 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012.
Most of us know about Jackie Robinson being the first black professional Major League Baseball player, but few know about the men responsible for breaking the color barrier in the NFL.
But a new EPIX documentary will tell the story of four black pro sports players, Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis, who first integrated the National Football League.
Hundreds of protesters rallied outside of the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters over the death of an unarmed man fatally shot by police last week.
Ezell Ford, 25, was killed during a confrontation with police on Aug. 11. Demonstrators called for a complete investigation into his death.
A star basketball player at Dallas’ Wilmer Hutchins High School was beat to death.
Troy Causey was killed during what police say a fight that started over a video game. A Dallas County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Jonathan Tramaine Turner for manslaughter in connection to the beating.
By: Terrence Chappell
This past Sunday, June 8, I hosted a brunch at my apartment in Chicago’s Edgewater community. I absolutely love having friends over and entertaining. I grew up watching my mom entertain, so this brunch brought it full circle, of course with the help of a few of her hosting secrets and nick-knacks. However, this brunch was a little different from past things I have hosted at my place. Comically titled A Banjee Black Gurl’s Brunch: BAPs Edition (Chapter 4), the brunch was a social outlet for gay black men to connect and enjoy one another.
The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. It was written by Glenn Martin and appears under the title of, “The War on Drugs Didn’t Fail Yesterday.” Glenn E. Martin is a national leader and criminal justice reform advocate who who spent six years in New York State prisons. He’s also the Founder and Chief Risk Taker of JustLeadershipUSA.
By: Glenn Martin
Recently, I’ve imagined myself back in the company of the hundreds of men I met while serving six years in a NYS prison as every journalist, aspiring politician and talking head confirms the failure of our War on Drugs. Meanwhile, those declarations are met with reflexive thumb twiddling at the statement of the obvious.
According to the blog Crew of 42, a rule change the Obama Administration’s initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, which is aimed at helping young black men, will prevent black civic organizations from participating in the initiative.
The organization 100 Black Men of America has written a letter of concern.
According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, young black men, and adults with lower incomes and less education are the most likely to consume sugary drinks.
The CDC report also found that nearly 24 percent of adults drank at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day.
Brooklyn’s district attorney’s office says it will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana offenders.
The confidential policy proposal came from District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson and was sent to the New York Police Department.
Two Chicago teens were shot to death Saturday over a Facebook dispute, the mother of one of the victims said Saturday night.
16-year-old Jordan Means and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead were found dead just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment on the city’s southeast side.
Black Men United, in partnership with the Goodwill Industries of Omaha and Risen Son Baptist Church is calling for the city of Omaha to stop killing one another for at least one month.
Instead of traditional Mother’s Day gifts, the organization is hoping that city residents with give the gift of No Murders in May this year.
The Brennan Center for Justice has created 15 executive actions that President Obama can carry out without Congress to reduce mass incarceration.
The report, “15 Executive Actions” consists of the following recommendations.
North Carolina’s Supreme Court heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were reduced.
The appeal seeks to challenge the ruling of a law that allowed certain criminal defendants to challenge their sentences on the grounds of racial bias in their prosecutions.
At a press conference held last Wednesday, rapper-turned-actor Common announced that his foundation has joined forces with Kanye West’s company DONDA’s House Inc. along with the Chicago Urban League to create more than 20,000 jobs for youth in Chicago.
Marcus Gardley is taking his healing to the stage. In a series of plays, the 36-year-old playwright is exercising his freedom of expression by creating satirical works about black men and prisons.
The Black Youth Project examines the attitudes, resources and culture of the young black millennials.