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Ramarley Graham's Mother Tells DOJ To Stop Dragging Its Feet

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- It's been nearly two years since the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it was reviewing the evidence in the death of Ramarley...

Christopher Mathias

Cuomo Appointed A Special Prosecutor For New York Killings Involving Police | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order Wednesday appointing a special prosecutor to handle cases involving civilians who die at the ...

The Achievement Gap vs. The Justice Gap: Race vs. Redemption

Kanene Holder | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Kanene Holder

The achievement gap will never close until we as a society, especially educators, tackle the justice gap head-on.

Christopher Mathias

On Three-Year Anniversary Of Ramarley Graham's Death, His Mother Is Still Waiting For Answers | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Constance Malcolm still lives in the Bronx apartment where her 18-year-old son, Ramarley Graham, was shot and killed by a New York City Po...

NYC To Pay Family Nearly $4 Million For Police Killing Of Ramarley Graham

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2...

Christopher Mathias

'They're Murdering Our Kids And Getting Away With It' | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices

Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri came as no shock to the hundreds of Americans of color who have lost loved ones in officer-involved shooti...

Christopher Mathias

Ramarley Graham's Mother To Michael Brown's Family: 'It's Gonna Be Hard' | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- As a huge crowd of protesters gathered in Union Square Monday night to await the grand jury decision about the officer who shot and killed...

A Heart-Wrenching Conversation Between The Mothers Of Slain Black Teens

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For the countless black mothers whose children's lives were tragically cut short by gun violence, sometimes the best way to cope is to come together. ...

Christopher Mathias

We Still Don't Know What Happened To Ramarley Graham | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Ramarley Graham is a name the country should know, but doesn't. For New Yorkers, Graham's case is reminiscent of Michael Brown's in Fergus...

Christopher Mathias

With All Eyes On Ferguson, New York Protesters Say 'We Can't Forget Ramarley Graham' | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK-- Constance Malcolm and Franclot Graham are still waiting for their day in court. It’s been over two and a half years since NYPD Officer Ri...

'We Feel Like We Don't Count," Say Parents Of Teen Killed By White Cop

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 08.20.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a black 18-year-old man shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 led several dozen supporters on...

Christopher Mathias

Ramarley Graham Was Killed By The NYPD Over Two Years Ago, And Nothing Has Happened | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

It’s been two and a half years since NYPD officers barged into the Bronx home of Ramarley Graham without a warrant, fatally shooting the unarmed tee...

Christopher Mathias

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

Pressure Mounts To Investigate NYPD Killing Of Unarmed Black Teen

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices

A group of New York lawmakers have sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the Department of Justice conduct an investigation i...

Family Of Unarmed Teen Killed By NYPD Still Searching For Justice

| Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Jeff Mays U.S. DISTRICT COURT — The family of Ramarley Graham, the unarmed teen gunned down by police in his own home, hope that a federal civil...

Lawsuit: Cops Storm House, Beat Occupants, Kill Parakeet

Radley Balko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Your police outrage of the day comes courtesy of the NY Daily News: City cops barged into the home of a Staten Island mom without a warrant, be...

No Justice For Ramarley Graham

Posted 08.08.2013 | New York

A NYPD officer won't be charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed Bronx teen, a grand jury voted Wednesday. ABC reports the ju...

Judge Tosses Indictment Against Cop Who Killed Bronx Teen

Posted 05.15.2013 | New York

A Bronx judge Wednesday tossed out an indictment against an NYPD cop who shot and killed a Bronx teen. ABC reports the judge said an assistant dist...

Judge May Dismiss Case Against Cop Who Killed Unarmed Teen

| Posted 05.08.2013 | New York

By Jeff Mays BRONX SUPREME COURT — A judge may throw out the indictment of the NYPD officer who shot and killed Ramarley Graham, based on a conc...

The Bronx Curse and Ramarley Graham

Len Levitt | Posted 11.17.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

A crowd of 100 protestors filled the street outside the Bronx's "Hall of Justice" last Thursday at a brief hearing for Richard Haste, the 31-year-old, white narcotics cop who fatally shot Ramarley Graham, an 18-year-old African-American, last February.

Father Of Ramarley Graham Blasts NYPD Officers Who Cheered Son's Killer (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.14.2012 | New York

The father of Ramarley Graham, the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by NYPD officer Richard Haste in February, expressed his disappointment and an...

Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Teen Pleads Not Guilty

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A police officer was indicted Wednesday in the death of an unarmed drug suspect, the first time a New York City officer has faced criminal...

Cop Indicted In Shooting Death Of Unarmed Teen

Posted 06.11.2012 | New York

A grand jury voted Monday to indict NYPD Officer Richard Haste on manslaughter charges in the February shooting death of unarmed Bronx teen Ramarley G...

Beyond the Numbers: A Debate Over the Effects of NYPD Stop and Frisk

Mari Fagel | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York
Mari Fagel

Just after the New York Police Department released crime data touting the positive effects of stop and frisk, a judge cleared the way for thousands of New Yorkers who feel they've been victimized by the policy to join a class action lawsuit.

Trayvon Martin and the State of Race Relations

Maya Wiley | Posted 06.19.2012 | Black Voices
Maya Wiley

The killing of Trayvon Martin is a national tragedy and his death has captured the attention of millions. Last week we learned that George Zimmerman will be charged with second degree murder in Trayvon's killing. It's no time to rejoice.