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Chicago Activist Rides Progressive Wave in Mayor's Race Chicago Activist Rides Progressive Wave in Mayor's Race

Ja’Mal Green is standing inside the entrance of the 87th Street Metra station, on Chicago’s Southside, with a fist full of business cards, telling passersby that he wants to run the city.

White Georgia Cop Faces Voluntary Manslaughter Charge in Death of Black Motorist White Georgia Cop Faces Voluntary Manslaughter Charge in Death of Black Motorist

For at least the second time this week, a white police officer has been charged in the death of an unarmed black person.

Them vs. Us: How Black Cops View Policing in America Them vs. Us: How Black Cops View Policing in America

Editor’s note: This week, The Root will examine the many facets of law enforcement and its effects on the black community with our weeklong series Unprotected, Underserved: The Policing of Black America.

Officer Who Killed Unarmed Teen Antwon Rose II Charged With Homicide Officer Who Killed Unarmed Teen Antwon Rose II Charged With Homicide

Officer Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh police officer caught on camera shooting an unarmed 17-year-old in the back as he ran away, has been charged on one count of criminal homicide.

Georgia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison 35 Years After Racially Motivated Murder of Black Man Georgia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison 35 Years After Racially Motivated Murder of Black Man

After 35 years of evading justice, a white Georgia man will spend life in prison for the murder of a black man.

Funeral for Antwon Rose, Pittsburgh Teen Killed by Cops, to Be Held Today Funeral for Antwon Rose, Pittsburgh Teen Killed by Cops, to Be Held Today

The family of Antwon Rose II, the 17-year-old shot three times in the back by an East Pittsburgh Police officer last week, will lay him to rest on Monday.

White Ohio Cop Fired for Detaining Daughter’s Black Boyfriend for No Reason: ‘We’ll Make Shit Up as We Go’ White Ohio Cop Fired for Detaining Daughter’s Black Boyfriend for No Reason: ‘We’ll Make Shit Up as We Go’

It seems too on the nose: a cop admitting, on camera, that he’ll make up charges on a young black motorist he’s just pulled over. It’s the sort of thing a white person might see on TV and say, “Oh, I just don’t know if that’s realistic.”

Officer Who Shot and Killed 17-Year-Old Antwon Rose Was Sworn In Mere Hours Before the Fatal Encounter  Officer Who Shot and Killed 17-Year-Old Antwon Rose Was Sworn In Mere Hours Before the Fatal Encounter 

The East Pittsburgh officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose in the back as he was fleeing from a traffic stop had barely been officially sworn in as an officer before the deadly encounter.

‘Wite Pride’: Black Lives Matter Activist’s Truck Vandalized With Swastikas, Racial Slurs  ‘Wite Pride’: Black Lives Matter Activist’s Truck Vandalized With Swastikas, Racial Slurs 

A Clio, Mich., activist woke up Tuesday morning to find his vehicle horribly vandalized.

Amandla Stenberg Makes It Official: She Is a Black Gay Woman Amandla Stenberg Makes It Official: She Is a Black Gay Woman

We long for the day when no one feels compelled to “come out”—or for straight folks to feel equally compelled. Ideally, sexuality should just be considered another natural and accepted part of identity—but then again, so should blackness.

Black Lives Matter Activist Plans to File Lawsuit After NYC Cops Allegedly Beat Him, Threw Bicycle at Him During Protest  Black Lives Matter Activist Plans to File Lawsuit After NYC Cops Allegedly Beat Him, Threw Bicycle at Him During Protest 

A Black Lives Matter protester is reportedly filing a $5 million lawsuit against New York City bicycle cops who he claims beat him during a wrongful arrest back in March.

Florida Jury ‘Awards’ $4 to Family of Black Man Killed by White Police Officer Florida Jury ‘Awards’ $4 to Family of Black Man Killed by White Police Officer

There’s really no amount of money that can soften the blow of having a loved one taken away from you, but one Florida jury added insult to an inexcusable injury by awarding $4 to the family of Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr. after his shooting death at the hands of police.

Louisiana Man Struck and Killed While Picking Up Debris From Roadway; Crass Social Media Posts Following Death Spark Outrage Louisiana Man Struck and Killed While Picking Up Debris From Roadway; Crass Social Media Posts Following Death Spark Outrage

A 31-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday, apparently while he was removing debris from the roadway of U.S. Highway 171.

Samaria Rice to Open Tamir Rice Cultural Center in 2019 Samaria Rice to Open Tamir Rice Cultural Center in 2019

Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was gunned down on a playground by an erratic “officer of the law” in 2014, is mending her heartbreak by working to open a cultural center in the name of her son.

White Woman Calls Cops on Black Real Estate Investor Inspecting House Next Door White Woman Calls Cops on Black Real Estate Investor Inspecting House Next Door

It’s news to no one that the Rebeccas and Karens of the world will not cease until they call cops on every single black person in this country for the most minuscule of perceived infractions.

The Edge of 17: For Ahkeem Is a Coming-of-Age Story in the Age of Ferguson

Fun fact: I was expelled from preschool at age 4 during a brief stint when my mother and I had moved to Dallas. From the little I recall, I was one of very few black students at my private day school. My expulsion came after I defended myself against another little girl—not black—who’d been harassing me for days.…

A Black Man Died During an Arrest in Louisiana; A Local Coroner Has Ruled the Death a Homicide by ‘Asphyxia’ A Black Man Died During an Arrest in Louisiana; A Local Coroner Has Ruled the Death a Homicide by ‘Asphyxia’

On Thursday, 22-year-old Keeven Robinson died shortly after a chase and “brief struggle” with narcotics detectives from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana.

Get ’Em While They’re Young: Study Shows Cops Take Black Lives Earlier, More Often Than Whites Get ’Em While They’re Young: Study Shows Cops Take Black Lives Earlier, More Often Than Whites

A newly released study doesn’t simply reinforce the overwhelmingly abundant proof that police officers kill blacks at twice the rates of their white counterparts. The study reveals that African Americans who suffer the ultimate effect of violence lose more years of life than whites on average, and that while there are…

Florida Police Shoot and Kill Black Man, Then Go to Funeral Home in Attempt to Unlock His Phone Using His Fingerprint Florida Police Shoot and Kill Black Man, Then Go to Funeral Home in Attempt to Unlock His Phone Using His Fingerprint

There really appears to be no line the police will not cross. At least, not in this case, where Largo, Fla., police shot and killed a 30-year-old black man during a traffic stop, only to later go to the funeral home days before the victim’s burial in an attempt to use his fingerprint to unlock his phone as part of an…

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