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Jemel Roberson, the Guard Shot and Killed by Police, Was Working Extra Shifts to Pay for Son’s Christmas Jemel Roberson, the Guard Shot and Killed by Police, Was Working Extra Shifts to Pay for Son’s Christmas

Jemel Roberson, like many first-time parents, was concerned about making his family’s first Christmas special. With a 9-month-old son and another child on the way, Roberson was picking up extra shifts ahead of the holidays, Roberson’s family attorney Lee Merritt said last week.

The Hate U Give Isn't a Very Good Movie and It's Very Hard to Say That Out Loud The Hate U Give Isn't a Very Good Movie and It's Very Hard to Say That Out Loud

On October 3, Wesley Morris, in a piece for the New York Times Magazine titled “The Morality Wars,” sounded the alarm (in a nutshell) about the difficulty in critiquing black art in today’s political climate in favor of protecting the culture.

It’s Time to Listen to Black Women. We’ve Been Talking About Police Sexual Violence for a Long Time It’s Time to Listen to Black Women. We’ve Been Talking About Police Sexual Violence for a Long Time

“It’s never true that *no one* is talking about a thing. It’s often true that *not enough* people are talking about a thing ...,” anti-violence activist Mariame Kaba recently tweeted from her popular @prisonculture account.

Eric Reid vs. Malcolm Jenkins Is What Happens When Black Lives Matters Confronts All Lives Matter Eric Reid vs. Malcolm Jenkins Is What Happens When Black Lives Matters Confronts All Lives Matter

To place Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins in the proper historical context, just call him the Ralph Abernathy to Colin Kaepernick’s Martin Luther King Jr. Sure, Jenkins didn’t help the FBI in its attempts to discredit King’s voice by confirming King had extramarital affairs, which is what Abernathy did to King. But…

#JusticeForDre: NCCU Students Walk Out of Classes, Demand Answers Over Classmate's Death at Hands of Security Guard #JusticeForDre: NCCU Students Walk Out of Classes, Demand Answers Over Classmate's Death at Hands of Security Guard

Students at North Carolina Central University walked out of classes on Monday in protest of their classmate Deandre Ballard’s death under questionable circumstances two weeks ago.

Family and Friends of NCCU Student Shot and Killed by Security Guard Question Guard’s Story: ‘There Is No Way’ Family and Friends of NCCU Student Shot and Killed by Security Guard Question Guard’s Story: ‘There Is No Way’

An investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed in the case of a North Carolina Central University student who was shot and killed by a security guard at an off-campus apartment complex in Durham, N.C., last week.

Botham Jean’s Family Will Sue Amber Guyger, City of Dallas Botham Jean’s Family Will Sue Amber Guyger, City of Dallas

The family of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by an off-duty Dallas police officer after she intruded into his home, plans to sue the officer and the city of Dallas for his death.

Officer Jason Van Dyke Is Accused of Murder, But Laquan McDonald Is on Trial Officer Jason Van Dyke Is Accused of Murder, But Laquan McDonald Is on Trial

While we see it with far more frequency, it’s still not often that a cop goes on trial for an officer-involved shooting, and rarer still for that officer to receive a murder charge.

Watch: In New Ad, Jordan Davis’ Mother Says Son’s Death Inspired Her Congressional Campaign Watch: In New Ad, Jordan Davis’ Mother Says Son’s Death Inspired Her Congressional Campaign

In a new campaign ad, Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis and U.S. Congressional candidate for Georgia’s 6th District, shares how her beloved son’s death was a“catalyst” for her decision to run for elected office.

'What About Our Aftermath?': Tiffany Crutcher Remembers Her Brother, Terence, Two Years After His Death 'What About Our Aftermath?': Tiffany Crutcher Remembers Her Brother, Terence, Two Years After His Death

It’s been two years since Terence Crutcher died, but once in a while, his sister Tiffany Crutcher will talk about him as though he’s still here.

Dallas Cop Who Killed Botham Shem Jean After Intruding into His Home Identified [Updated] Dallas Cop Who Killed Botham Shem Jean After Intruding into His Home Identified [Updated]

Dallas Police identified the off-duty, uniformed police officer who shot and killed a black man in his own apartment as Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. Guyger claims that she mistook Botham Jean’s South Side Flats unit for her own.

Family, Mourners Remember the Life of Botham Shem Jean, Killed in His Own Home by a Dallas Cop Family, Mourners Remember the Life of Botham Shem Jean, Killed in His Own Home by a Dallas Cop

As the circumstances surrounding Botham Shem Jean’s shooting death remain cloudy, mourners gathered yesterday to pay tribute to the 26-year-old Caribbean native who was gunned down in his own home by a uniformed Dallas police officer on Thursday night. The cop, who remains unidentified, was off-duty at the time of the…

It's Official: Aretha Franklin's Family Thought That Eulogy Was Just as Trash as You Did It's Official: Aretha Franklin's Family Thought That Eulogy Was Just as Trash as You Did

In case you were wondering what Aretha Franklin’s family thought about the eulogy delivered by Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., wonder no more: they thought it was trash.

Chicago Officer Who Killed 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald Breaks Silence for the 1st Time Since Fatal Shooting Chicago Officer Who Killed 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald Breaks Silence for the 1st Time Since Fatal Shooting

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke is ending his silence, giving multiple interviews this week ahead of his murder trial, which is scheduled to begin next week.

Ex-Cop Convicted in Murder of 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison  Ex-Cop Convicted in Murder of 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison 

A Texas jury has decided that former Balch Springs, Texas officer Roy Oliver will spend the next 15 years of his life in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

Ex-Officer Who Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Found Guilty of Murder Ex-Officer Who Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Found Guilty of Murder

After two days of deliberations, jurors found Roy Oliver, the ex-Balch Springs, Texas cop who shot and killed Jordan Edwards, an unarmed 15-year-old boy, guilty of murder on Tuesday afternoon.

At This Baltimore Summer Camp, All the Counselors Are Cops—But They Don't Tell Kids That Until the End At This Baltimore Summer Camp, All the Counselors Are Cops—But They Don't Tell Kids That Until the End

The “Love You to Live” camp, on its face, seems like many other summer overnight camps. Designed to help Baltimore students who are in difficult circumstances or have already been through the juvenile justice system, the focus of the camp is to help students develop, connect to peers and role models who can support…

Spike Lee Responds to Boots Riley's Critique of BlacKkKlansman: 'We Need Police' Spike Lee Responds to Boots Riley's Critique of BlacKkKlansman: 'We Need Police'

More than a week after director and musician Boots Riley delivered a pointed and detailed critique of BlacKkKlansman and its portrayal of police officers, filmmaker Spike Lee has a response.

Father of Black Teen Shot in the Back by St. Louis PD Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Father of Black Teen Shot in the Back by St. Louis PD Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The father of a black teen shot in the back by St. Louis police three years ago has filed a wrongful death suit against the officer that killed his son.

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