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Texas Voter ID Law Discriminates, Federal Court Rules

A strict voter ID law in Texas does indeed discriminate against Blacks and Latinos, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, saying the law violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act.

Congressional Democrats Rally for Gun Control

Congressional Democrats recently responded to the recent slayings of two black men, five Dallas police officers and countless others due to gun violence with a rally calling for action on gun-control legislation.

Lack of Diversity Glaring Among Federal Financial Regulators

A scathing new analysis authored by Berkeley, California-based The Greenlining Institute, a racial-justice institute that works to bring the American dream within reach of all, regardless of race or income, has revealed that those agencies have a diversity problem which ...

Feds Fund Program for Juveniles Exiting Prison System

Following President Barack Obama's lead on prison reform, corporations and municipalities are innovating ways to deal with returning citizens, especially the youth.

Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Freddie Gray Case Acquitted of All Charges

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge cleared Lt. Brian Rice of all charges Monday in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray — the third acquittal in the high-profile case that has yet to hold anyone accountable for Gray's death.

Alton Sterling Killing Witness Bullied by Police; Video Poster Also Intimidated

The convenience store owner in Baton Rouge who witnessed and filmed the killing of Alton Sterling at the hands of police last week has sued the police department and five officers alleging they acted improperly and violated his rights.

Howard Students to Report on GOP Convention

A team of Howard University students will be providing unprecedented university coverage of the Republican National Convention.

Public Notices: Another Threat to Newspaper Revenue

It hasn't been the best of times in the print newspaper industry — particularly for the so-called mainstream or legacy media. And the bad news keeps coming: A consistent source of necessary revenue is now in peril.

Protests Dominate American Scene

Since the recent deaths of two Black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, killed at the hands of policemen in Minnesota and Louisiana, and subsequent assassination of five police officers by a crazed shooter last week in Dallas, allegedly determined ...

Civilian Review, Independent Probes Can Improve Police-Community Relations, Experts Say

Police departments can improve relationships in their communities by providing neighborhood surveys, civilian review boards and independent investigations when a police-involved shooting occurs, says a liberal policy and politics magazine.

Judge Glenda Hatchett to Represent Castile Family

Judge Glenda Hatchett, best known for her syndicated TV court show "Judge Hatchett," will serve as attorney for the family of Philando Castile, the Minnesota man killed last week by a police officer.

Judge Dismisses Assault Charge Against Officer in Freddie Gray Trial

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge dismissed the second-degree assault charge against Lt. Brian Rice, one the six officers charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

Demonstrators Converge on White House in Protest of Police Shootings

Pre-med biology student Rachel Hitchens is in D.C. this summer for a leadership program at Howard University, but her journey took an unexpected detour Sunday when she found herself marching nearly two miles through the city to protest last week's ...

Gunman Kills 5 Dallas Police Officers at Rally for Sterling, Castile

Five Dallas police officers were fatally shot and seven others wounded Thursday night during a protest over two black men killed by police this week in Louisiana and Minnesota, with the suspect claiming he wanted to kill white police officers ...

Video of Fatal Police Shooting of Black Man in Minnesota Spurs Outrage

The nation hadn't begun to exhale after the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when another horrific video surfaced in St. Paul, Minnesota.