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Heartbreaking Illustrations Document The Last Words Of Unarmed Black Men

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

The recent shooting of Missouri teenager Michael Brown has revived a national conversation about race and police brutality, about "walking while black...

I'm Dunn (But Not Really) With This: A Few Notes on Strategic Apathy and White Supremacy

Javon Johnson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Javon Johnson

Many people have asked me how I feel about the Michael Dunn case and the troubling verdict. I am quite vocal about race issues and general human equality so these inquiries come as no surprise.

Jonathan Ferrell's Family Attorney Says Dash Cam Video Will Be Key to Officer's Conviction

Mari Fagel | Posted 03.30.2014 | Crime
Mari Fagel

North Carolina police officer Randall Kerrick was indicted Monday on charges of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell. Kerrick fired 12 shots at Ferrell, striking him 10 times.

Officer In Jonathan Ferrell Shooting Indicted

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 01.28.2014 | Black Voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a North Carolina police officer for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of an unarmed man. The ...

Cop Indicted For Fatal Shooting Of Ex-Football Player In Car Accident

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 01.28.2014 | Crime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Charlotte police officer for voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed former Fl...

Jury Decides Not To Indict Officer Who Fatally Shot Jonathan Ferrell

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

A partial grand jury in North Carolina has decided not to indict Randall Kerrick, the officer who fatally shot Jonathan Ferrell in September 2013. ...

Jonathan Ferrell's Fiancée Hopes His Death Will Trigger Much Needed Discussion

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Four months after her fiancé, Jonathan Ferrell, was fatally shot, Cache Heidel hopes his death won't be in vain. During a recent interview with C...

So Many Tears: The Year in Black Pain

Michael W. Waters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

There are certain years, concretized within our collective memory, noted for the multiplicity of tragedies encountered over the duration of its days. For African Americans, 2013 possesses all the painful markings of such a year.

Walking Dead: Black & Unarmed

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 01.27.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

The bloodshed that divides us is thicker than the water that unites us. Old Uncle Sam has instilled a bias belief that enables some to judge life under state law and jungle rules.

Are African-Americans An Endangered Species?

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices

Is it time to for black leaders to declare black people an endangered species? Right now, homicide is the leading cause of death among black men, a...

A Good Samaritan

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

The experience deepened my faith in the human spirit and the potential goodness of people. Lincoln gave everything so this nation had an opportunity to survive as one nation, under god, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all.

Does Race-Related Fear Affect Your Life?

Posted 10.11.2013 | Black Voices

As more and more reports of fatal shootings keep happening, questions surrounding laws like Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground Law are being qu...

Police Fatally Shoot Man After Family Calls For Medical Assistance

Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

The family of a Georgia man, who was fatally shot by police on Friday, are refuting the officers' account, saying the killing was unjust. Police s...

In Hip-Hop, Kendrick Lamar Is King

Timothy Cooper | Posted 12.01.2013 | Black Voices
Timothy Cooper

Right now, Kendrick is king. His innovation runs deep, and I hope it runs deep enough to avoid the shallowness of an industry that too often neglects freshness and comfortably embraces the modus operandi.

911 CALL: Woman In Panic Before Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.20.2013 | Crime

A 911 call shortly before Jonathan Ferrell's death could help prove that North Carolina police officers knew he was unarmed before opening fire, a law...

For Whites (Like Me): We Are Not Ignorant

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Harvey

Many of us white folks get pissed when we hear another of these preventable tragedies (the "preventable" moving it from tragedy to injustice) has happened again. But after Trayvon Martin was murdered and Zimmerman set free how many of us moved our bodies in response?

Will America's Fear of Black Men Ever Go Away?

www.thedailybeast.com | Posted 09.18.2013 | Black Voices

Ferrell, a 24-year-old former Florida A&M football player, crashed his car early Saturday morning. After climbing out, he ran to a nearby home for hel...

Police: Unarmed Man Shot 10 Times During Fatal Encounter With Officer

AP | MITCH WEISS & JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 11.16.2013 | Crime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who's now cha...

Cop Charged With Killing Unarmed Ex-Football Player

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 11.16.2013 | Crime

By MITCH WEISS, The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- An unarmed man shot by police as he sought help after a car crash had moved to North C...

Unarmed Ex-Football Player Shot, Killed By Police

AP | Posted 11.15.2013 | Crime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The deadly encounter was set in motion when a former college football player survived a wreck and went searching for help in t...