Afeni Shakur Davis, former Black Panther, music entrepreneur, and the mother of the late rap legend Tupac Shakur, has passed at 69 years old.
With the new year, comes new legislation, including one California law that is setting a new precedent for the possibility of justice.
Members of a California high school basketball team were barred from participating in a tournament because they continued to wear “I can’t breathe” T-shirts in solidarity with those standing up against police brutality.
The students have planned a rally in response to the decision for Monday.
A California lodge is investigating a shocking incident that happened at the club last week, when a performer sang a song celebrating the death of Mike Brown–an 18-year-old unarmed black teen killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in August.
A number of retired and current cops were present at the Glendale, CA Elks Lodge at the time of the incident.
San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison.
The settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit has California prisons agreeing to no longer base lockdowns on inmates’ race or ethnicity.
California has adopted legislation that will eliminate drug sentencing disparities between crack and cocaine possession convictions.
The disparity is found to disproportionately burden people of color, and contribute to racial discrimination in the state’s prison system.
A California Highway Patrol officer who was caught on video repeatedly punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has agreed to resign.
The CHP announced that Officer Daniel Andrew was stepping down and that the agency would pay $1.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought forth by the victim, Marlene Pinnock.