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Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo ‘Sickened’ by Violent Arrest of Breaion King

It appears that some of the higher ups in law enforcement are finally realizing that the way to avoid protests when one of your officers does the wrong thing is to acknowledge that the officer was wrong, apologize and take steps to make sure the violent cop suffers consequences for his actions. Kudos to Austin […]

CBCF Statement on This Week’s Shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas

Philando Castile: Stopped 52 Times by Police: Was it Racial Profiling?

By Carla K. Johnson and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press – When Philando Castile saw the flashing lights in his rearview mirror the night he got shot, it wasn’t unusual. He had been pulled over at least 52 times in recent years in and around the Twin Cities and given citations for minor offenses including speeding, […]

Copwatch vs. Cops: After Freddie Gray NY Times Op-Doc Produced by: Poh Si Teng and Ben Laffin

In Passionate Response to Recent Murders of Black Men by Cops, Black Police Officer Pleads for Biased Officers to Find Another Career

No words can express the hurt and agony a Black mother goes through seeing our children being murdered by the police. Imagine the hurt and shame when the Black mother is a police officer and must adhere to the code of silence. Well this strong sister, Nakia Jones, stood up and called a spade a […]

The Continuing Problem of Police-Black Community Relations

Diamond Reynolds Has Strength to Broadcast Live Video After Police Officer Kills her Boyfriend When Stopped for Broken Light

BEWARE! THIS IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT. All I can say is God Bless Diamond Reynolds, her daughter, and may her boyfriend, Philando Castile, Rest In Peace. Diamond had the strength and presence of mind to turn her phone on to document the situation after they were pulled over for a broken tail light by a […]

Unseen Video Of Eric Garner Death – Over 7 minutes handcuffed not breathing NYPD chokehold AFTERMATH

Urban League Movement Supports Peaceful Protest, Thorough Investigation in Baton Rouge

New Orleans, LA – As Louisiana and the nation grieve the death of Alton Sterling, the National Urban League and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans (ULGNO) today joined Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in calling for a thorough investigation of his shooting by Baton Rouge Police, and a comprehensive evaluation of police training […]

For The State of Black America, The Issue Is Jobs

Dillard University’s President Kimbrough Calls Barring of Amite High Valedictorian the Height of Hypocrisy

The following is a copy of Kimbrough’s letter to Superintendent Kolwe in regards to the national embarrassment: Mark Kolwe, Superintendent Tangipahoa Parish School System 59656 Puleston Road Amite. LA 70422 Last night, I watched “The Nightly Show” with Larry Wilmore. In the first segment, he discussed the case of Andrew Jones at Amite High School. […]

The Detention of Poor Immigrant Mothers and Children are Money-Making Hustle for Private Prisons

By Ester Yu-Hsi Lee, ThinkProgress.org – During separate conference calls to talk about earnings reports, two of the country’s largest for-profit private prisons indicated that they saw their profits soar from holding immigrant mothers and children in detention centers across the country. Revenues increased during the first quarter of 2016 for both the Corrections Corp. […]

The74million.org Article Reveals Data Showing 3 of the 5 Biggest School Districts Hire More Security Officers Than Counselors

Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero Found Not Guilty of All Charges

Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams on Monday acquitted Officer Edward Nero of all counts for his role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. The judgment, following a five-day bench trial, is the first in the closely-watched case. Nero, 30, faced four misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct […]

Filmmaker Jordan Flaherty Explores Racial and Economic Justice Issues in New Documentary Series

#BringBackOurGirls: Chibok Victim Found in Nigeria After 2 Years, Activist Says

By Alexander Smith, NBCNews.com – One of the schoolgirls whose abduction triggered the #BringBackOurGirls campaign has been located after more than two years in captivity, an activist and Nigeria’s military said Wednesday. There were conflicting accounts as to the girl’s name and the circumstances of how she apparently left the captivity of the militant group […]

Surely, No One Should Be Surprised That Palin Plays the Race Card