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Unarmed Black Man Shot By Florida Deputy

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., Dec 8 (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff called for calm after a 28-year-old unarmed black man in a stolen...

Family Mourns The Death Of Akai Gurley At Wake

AP | Michael Basamo | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials told mourners the world was watching Friday as they remembered an unarmed man shot dead by a rookie police officer...

Uncle Of Boy, 12, Shot By Officer Calls For Change

AP | Posted 12.04.2014 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — The uncle of a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by a Cleveland police officer told mourners at a memorial serv...

Ryan Grim

From Daniel Pantaleo To Darren Wilson, Police Almost Never Indicted | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

A police officer who choked an unarmed man to death on a public sidewalk will not face trial. This is the second recent high-profile case in which a g...

Police In Texas Kill Bat-Wielding Robbery Suspect Outside Head Shop

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 12.03.2014 | Crime

An officer in Texas shot and killed a suspected robber late Tuesday after he rushed at responding authorities with a baseball bat and screw driver, po...

Conservative Commentator Blames Feminism For Police Shootings

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women

Don't worry everyone, conservative activist Ben Carson has got the problem of police shootings under control. He's found the real culprit -- feminism....

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Sheriff Defends Stopping Black Man For Walking With Hands In His Pockets | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices

A black Michigan man who was stopped by a sheriff's deputy after walking with his hands in his pockets said he believes he was the victim of racial di...

LISTEN: Wu-Tang Clan Respond To Police Shootings On New Track

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices

In light of the recent grand jury decision in Ferguson and the ongoing string of protests in America, Wu-Tang Clan has released the title track from t...

Black Men Don't Need a Guardian Angel. We Need Our Guardian Slave.

Trey Ellis | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices
Trey Ellis

From 12 to 50 it's assumed we're packing, assumed that like the Hulk or zombies we possess superhuman, virtually unstoppable destructive power. So where an average citizen may disagree, even argue and berate a police officer, treating them as the public servant that they indeed are, a black man, if he wishes to continue living, must channel his ancestors. His slave ancestors. Today, in a world of black presidents, electric cars and talking iPhones, it's so hard to convince young black men, like my 13-year-old son, that if a police officer merely perceives you are a lethal threat, he may shoot you dead. So what I have to drill into him, since I want him to continue to live, is to listen to his Guardian Slave and be preternaturally polite and respectful no matter how ugly and unreasonable the policeman's demand. Then at least he'll probably only be tased.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Niece Of Man Killed By Detroit Cop: 'When I See A Police Officer, I Literally Cringe' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices

It's a day that sticks in Katina Crumpton's mind with complete clarity: Aug. 29, 2000, when she and other family members watched helplessly as a polic...

Authorities To Release Video Of 12-Year-Old Boy Shot By Police Officer

AP | MARK GILLISPIE | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his crui...

Officer Shoots 12-Year-Old Boy Holding Fake Gun At Rec Center

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by ...

Prosecutors: Police Killing Of Darrien Hunt Was Justified

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 11.04.2014 | Black Voices

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah prosecutors announced Monday that officers were justified in fatally shooting a young man who was wielding a sword as part o...

Stop What You're Doing and Watch AmeriCAN

The Root | Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele | Posted 11.02.2014 | Black Voices

Empathy. It’s probably one of the most difficult emotions to teach. It’s the emotion that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama want mo...

Mariah Stewart

St. Louis Protesters Clash With Police Ahead Of 'Ferguson October' | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.10.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS -- Police officers, some of them outfitted in riot gear, clashed with hundreds of angry protesters early Friday morning in a St. Louis neigh...

Protesters Clash With Police As New Unrest Grips St. Louis

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2014 | Crime

(Updates with detail from protest, comments from police chief) By Carey Gillam and Kenny Bahr ST LOUIS, Mo. Oct 9 (Reute...

Man In Drug-Free Home Killed By SWAT Team On Drug Raid

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

Deputies shot and killed a man inside his Georgia home last month following an apparently bogus tip they received from a confessed meth addict and thi...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Manslaughter Charge Dropped For Cop Who Fatally Shot 7-Year-Old | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

The dismissal of the manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping child will stand, an appeals court ruled Monday....

Ted Nugent Slams 'Ferguson Thugs' And The 'Plague Of Black Violence'

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

Musician Ted Nugent took to the Internet on Wednesday to decry what he called "Ferguson thugs" and "a plague of black violence," demanding that blacks...

Louisiana Teen Fatally Shot During Altercation With Police

Reuters | David Minsky | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - A black teenager was shot dead during an altercation with a black police officer investigating reports of armed males...

Family Of Man Fatally Shot By Police Officer Invite Chief To Memorial

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Crime

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Northern California man who was shot and killed by a police officer is scheduled to hold a rally and memoria...

Cops Shoot And Kill Suspect 5 Miles From Ferguson Scene

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Crime

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A police chief in suburban St. Louis says two officers fired 25 shots during the fatal shooting of a rifle-wielding man they we...

The Black Man Shot by White Cops No One Is Talking About

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices
Christian Piatt

Crawford, father to two young children, did have something in his hand, but it wasn't a rifle or a shotgun. Rather, it was a toy BB gun he had picked up from the shelves in the store to buy.

Mom: 'They Killed My Son Because He's Black'

AP | Posted 09.19.2014 | Black Voices

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old s...

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...