After learning that North Miami police officers were using the photos of young black men as targets during sniper training, clergy stepped up to offer the police another option. For the religious leaders, their show of solidarity was “motivated by our service to Christ and his call to love our neighbors.”
After winning a landmark $41 million settlement from New York City, the Central Park Five are looking to make the state of New York pay $52 million more for their unjust time behind bars.
The five men, who were wrongfully jailed for years in the 1989 rape and assault of a woman jogging through Central Park, filed their lawsuit in the Court of Claims.
A Change.org petition is demanding that the NYPD police officer who fatally wounded 43-year-old Eric Garner be relieved of his duties.
The petition, created by A.J. Walton, says that Officer Daniel Pantaleo is unfit to work.
Today marks the fifth day that protesters have taken to the streets in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD police officer who fatally killed an unarmed black man using an illegal restraint move in July.
Activists across the nation say that 43-year-old Eric Garner’s death will not go in vain.
A Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown can be now added to a long list of police shooting investigations that show that more officers walk free than not.
The panel was tasked with figuring out if Wilson had probable cause when he killed Brown, not whether or not he fatally shot the unarmed teen.
Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia walked out of class in protest of a school official’s tweet that referred to black men as a “nightmare” for white fathers.
The post was made in June, but students of color only recently noticed it.
An MBA candidate at the University of the District of Columbia says he was banned from attending the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) conference due to his hairstyle.
Tamon George created a Change.org petition in hopes of eliminating the discriminatory practice implemented by the fund that bans dreadlocks.
According to a study released by the American Journal of Public Health, aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men, particularly young black men in New York City.
The study appears to reveal higher rates of feelings of stress, anxiety and trauma in young men who experienced multiple stop-and-frisk encounters with police.
Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri shut down a local Walmart in solidarity with an unarmed 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Ohio in August.
Dozens of protesters, who are in the area for a continued “Weekend of Resistance,” filed into the St. Louis Walmart at 10741 W Florissant Ave.
Singer Chris Brown has some words of advice for former NFL player Ray Rice regarding his domestic violence incident.
During an interview with MTV’s Sway Calloway Thursday, Brown talked about his own history with violence in response to Rice being cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the league after TMZ Sports leaked a video showing the player punching his then-fiance Janay Rice.
Members of BYP100’s Chicago Chapter led a march and demonstration at the Chicago Police Department headquarters on Tuesday.
The young Black activists called for an end to racially unjust marijuana arrests.
The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.
By: Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo
The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both their faces. One leaned forward, gesturing with his left hand, clearly doing the talking. The other sat back in his chair, two fingers pressed to his temple as he listened intently.
When violence erupted last week after a police shooting in Missouri, President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. huddled on Martha’s Vineyard where both were on vacation. But as the most powerful African-Americans in the nation confront its enduring racial divide, they come at it from fundamentally different backgrounds and points of view.
President Obama is expected to announce new commitments to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative during a town hall meeting on education early Monday morning.
The project, which aims to connect young black men with mentors and other assistance through the help of corporations, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits has been under some scrutiny of late. Nonetheless companies in the Silicon Valley as well as the National Basketball Association have pledged to participate in the program.
If you go to Royal Touch Barbershop in Riviera Beach, Florida, you’ll get more than a haircut if you’re a young boy.
Reggie Ross who owns the shop has boys and men reading books on various subjects such as culture, history, achieving success and college matriculation. Why? Because he wants to promote literacy among black boys and men.
According to a recent report, black men are no better off than they were in the 1970s. The report, The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch, analyzed data collected by the U.S. Census from 1940 to 1980 to document important relative black progress in the country.