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Why the Black American's Fight for Civil Rights Still Isn't Over

Terrance Hamm | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices
Terrance Hamm

On Monday a grand jury chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. Innumerable people were immediately outraged, erupting in fury. The criminal justice system must be reformed to promote civil rights for African Americans.

Is Resistance Futile? The Cost of Challenging the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What exactly constitutes resisting an arrest? Do Americans really have any recourse at all when it comes to obeying an order from a police officer, even if it's just to ask a question or assert one's rights, or should we just "surrender quietly"?

Christopher Mathias

These Mothers Lost Their Sons To The NYPD, And They Vow 'This Has To Stop'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

They all know each other, having met at this rally or that funeral. For years, these women -- all black or Latino -- have stood in front of cameras, ...

Group Tried To Give 'Cop Of The Year' Award To Officer Who Fatally Shot Teenage Boy

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices

One of two New York City Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray was forced to refuse an award naming him "Cop of Th...

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We can see concepts and issues of oppression as a wheel with each of the separate spokes representing the numerous forms, which continually trample over the rights and the very lives of individuals and entire groups of people.

Opportunistic NYPD Leaks: Undermining Public Safety and Community Trust

Nick Malinowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nick Malinowski

The New York City Police Department is a peculiar institution. The city agency appears to be maintaining its record of tasteless behavior, even as it...

Have the Darkest Moments Passed?

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

The undervaluing of black lives and race-based hate crimes remain a critical issue. How can a people be truly free if they are dehumanized, and even killed, because of their race, and often without consequence?

Zimmerman Verdict Is a Clarion Call for the Nation to Grapple With Racial Injustice

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

The movement must not stop with this verdict but continue on not only until each and every young man of color in America can walk the streets in any of our nation's neighborhoods unafraid, knowing not only that he is safe, but also that as a nation we no longer tolerate the unfairness facing them but will ensure opportunities to thrive.

Parents Of 16-Year-Old Fatally Shot By NYPD To Sue

Posted 05.09.2013 | New York

The parents of Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old boy shot and killed by NYPD officers in March, are planning to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against New Y...

Bloomberg: Slain Teen's Mom Changed Cell Number To Avoid Me

Posted 03.26.2013 | New York

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg has promised to conduct a "full and fair investigation" into the death of Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old shot and killed ...

Janell Ross

Kimani Gray Funeral Highlights Human Cost of Stop and Frisk

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- On Saturday, inside the mahogany wood and white stone sanctuary at St. Catherine of Genoa Catholic Church, no one spoke openly about t...

PHOTOS: Funeral For NYC Teen Shot, Killed By NYPD

AP | JULIE WALKER | Posted 05.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds gathered at a New York City church Saturday for an emotional, but peaceful, funeral for a 16-year-old boy whose death in a p...

Fear Wears a Black Man's Face

Gillian Schutte | Posted 05.18.2013 | Black Voices
Gillian Schutte

I need to help him deconstruct the many mixed messages that abound about the black male as constructed through the white gaze -- in popular culture, in the media and in real life.

Janell Ross

Brooklyn Neighborhood Reels After Police Shooting Of Kimani Gray

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.17.2013 | Black Voices

Dressed in a puffy black down jacket, gray hoody and indigo-colored jeans belted to expose a four-inch expanse of his plaid boxers, Malik Priestly sto...

Two Officers Who Shot 16-Year-Old Boy Had Faced Lawsuits

AP | Posted 03.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two police officers who killed a 16-year-old boy on a New York City street have been sued for alleged civil rights violations related to o...

WATCH: Justice For 16-Year-Old Killed By NYPD?

Posted 03.15.2013 | New York

Thursday marked the fourth night of protests following the death of Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old boy shot and killed by NYPD officers outside his best...

PHOTOS: Violence, Arrests At Third Day Of Protests For Teen Killed By NYPD

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Carol Gray, her head wrapped in a black scarf and her tearful eyes concealed by sunglasses, held up a photograph of her 16-year-old s...

Cops Killed Teen With 7 Bullets, 3 Of Which Hit Him In Back

| Posted 03.13.2013 | New York

By Bryan Graham, DNAinfo NEW YORK — Three of the seven NYPD bullets that killed a 16-year-old boy over the weekend entered through his back, an a...

PHOTOS: Riot Erupts After Vigil For Teen Killed By Cops

| Posted 03.12.2013 | New York

By Julie Shapiro, Murray Weiss, and Jill Colvin BROOKLYN — A candlelight vigil to mourn a 16-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police turned...

Cops Shoot And Kill 16-Year-Old In Brooklyn

| Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

By Jess Wisloski, DNAinfo Weekend Editor EAST FLATBUSH — Police shot and killed a 16-year-old boy late Saturday night after he pointed a gun at c...