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2015: A Look Back

The constant threat of terrorism and a rash of police shootings involving Blacks took center stage in 2015.

Mother of Dead Teen Lambastes Chicago Police for Fatal Shooting

The mother of a teenage boy shot to death this weekend by Chicago police blasted the police department, saying her son was not combative as they have claimed.

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Officers in Tamir Rice Shooting

A grand jury declined Monday to indict two white Cleveland police officers in the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was playing with a toy gun in a park when he was shot by police.

Judge Hatchett Opens Firm to Seek Justice

With the Black Lives Matter Movement in full steam and the need for activism at a premium not seen since Martin Luther King Jr., Judge Glenda Hatchett has decided to turn in the robe again for a seat on the ...

Senators Respond to Joint Center Diversity Report

Long before this month's damning report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies that revealed a stunning lack of diversity among top staff in the U.S. Senate, Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid had formed a means to assist ...

Hung Jury in Freddie Gray Case; Judge Declares Mistrial

The judge in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray has reportedly declared a mistrial Wednesday after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked.

Walter Washington's Press Secretary Sam Eastman Dies at 89

Sam Eastman, former press secretary for the District’s first mayor, Walter E. Washington, died Dec. 3 at the age of 89 in Rockville, Maryland.

Children are Primary Victims of America's Prison System

As many as 36.5 million American children — or nearly half of all children in the U.S. — now have at least one parent with a criminal record, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.

Fighting Back Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

As more places of worship, specifically mosques, face attacks, including the desecration of buildings and bombings, many faith leaders have stepped up their efforts to counter anti-Muslim rhetoric and the unfortunate acts of violence that can often be linked to ...

PUSH Symposium Focuses on New Technology

The Rainbow Push Coalition held its eighth annual symposium Wednesday, focusing on the influence of media and technology in voting, lack of diversity in ownership of media companies and the fight for civil rights.

Jurors Deadlocked in Baltimore Police Trial

The jury in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William Porter told the court Tuesday that they were deadlocked.

First Trial in Freddie Gray Death Goes to Jury

Closing arguments have ended Monday in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William Porter, the first of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

Panel Alarmed by GOP Candidates' Apathy to Black Women

In August, 21 declared Democrat and Republican presidential candidates received a questionnaire regarding the needs and concerns of black women. As of last week, only six of the remaining 17 candidates had responded to the pivotal document, which could determine ...

Baltimore Cop’s Trial Enters Second Week

The trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a Black man from injuries suffered in custody will likely to focus on the officer’s medical expertise, the victim’s history of claiming injury and even how closely the ...

Blacks Pay More for Car Insurance

If you live in a predominantly African-American community, your auto insurance premiums could be more than double those of premiums found in predominantly white communities.