Texas Police Officer Resigns After Video of Violent Takedown of Teen Goes Viral

David Eric Casebolt, a white police officer in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, resigned Tuesday after video of him violently restraining a black teenage girl at a pool party over the weekend went viral.

Georgia's Permit Rules Keep Black Ex-Cons Jobless

For black men in Georgia who have been incarcerated, completing their penance and walking into the sunshine of freedom presents countless challenges, especially returning the work force.

Some Inmates Forced to Pay for Prison Stay

More than 40 states allow prison and jails to charge inmates "pay to stay" fees, according to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, a debt burden that reaps billions of dollars for state and local jurisdictions, and disproportionately ...

Farrakhan Holds Court in D.C.

Minister Louis Farrakhan met June 1 with youth, ministers, business and political leaders and elders from across the District to discuss plans for this October for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.

Diane Nash Gets Lincoln Medal for Civil Rights Work

Diane Nash, who served as coordinator of the 1961 Freedom Ride and often marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr., was honored with the Lincoln Medal this weekend at an event in D.C. for her role in the civil rights movement.

Farrakhan Demands Obama Apology for Baltimore 'Thug' Comment

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan lambasted President Obama during a speaking engagement Monday evening at Shiloh Baptist Church in Northwest D.C., calling on the commander in chief to apologize for labeling Baltimore demonstrators as "thugs" amid the rioting ...

Mass Incarceration No Factor in Crime Drop

The crime rate has been steadily decreasing for 25 years, but mass incarceration has had very little, if any, impact on the decline, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University.

First Black Nursing Grad Receives Honorary Degree

Small in stature and soft in voice, Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights. And on May 15, the 84-year-old pioneer's life came full circle as she received an honorary doctor of public service ...

Obama's First Week on Twitter Filled with Racism, Violent Threats

It's only been a week since President Obama finally began his own, self-run Twitter account after six years in office, and the online trolling that has long plagued his staff-run account hasn't been far behind, as a steady stream of ...

Bomb Squad Detonates Pressure Cooker in Vehicle Near Capitol

A pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle Sunday afternoon near the U.S. Capitol building was destroyed by a bomb squad, authorities said.

Marilyn Mosby: 6 Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray Death

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday that each of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.

Amtrak Resumes Service, Focus on Safety

As service along the Northeast Corridor resumed Monday following the derailment that claimed eight lives and injured more than 200, Amtrak officials said they had begun to implement steps to improve safety, including assessing the risk of all curves where ...

Obama Restricts Access to Military Gear for Local Police

President Obama on Monday set new restrictions on access to certain kinds of combat equipment for local police departments, in line with a federal attempt to prevent situations such as the aftermath of the Michael Brown grand jury announcement in ...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death for Boston Marathon Bombing

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday sentenced him to receive the death penalty for his role in the 2013 attack.

Member of All-Black National Guard Unit to Receive Medal of Honor for WWI Heroics

A member of an all-black National Guard unit that would later become the 369th Infantry Regiment is one of two World War I soldiers to be honored posthumously by President Obama on June 2 during a ceremony at the White ...