protests

News

Getting disciplined in front of your friends is embarrassing enough. Getting disciplined in front of the whole world? Well, that’s another story completely. But that’s exactly what happened to a teenager in Baltimore who was confronted by someone who appears to be his mother after he was caught in the streets during Monday’s unrest in […]

News

UPDATE: 9:00 PM EST Following the burning of a local CVS store and heightened clashes, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency in Baltimore and has activated the National Guard to assist police, NBC reports. During a Monday evening press conference, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the protestors “thugs,” adding that authorities […]

News

Following week-long protests in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore police admitted there were mistakes made in the 25-year-old’s arrest, Think Progress reports. Gray died of a severed spinal cord April 19, a week after police chased him on foot, arrested him, and placed him in the back of a police van. In a […]

News

As protests continue calling for answers in the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man whose spine was severed during a police encounter, a civil rights group is planning to launch an independent probe, citing a lack of trust in law enforcement. The U.S. Southern Christian Leadership Conference will investigate the 25-year-old’s death, according to […]

News

In the midst of protests and backlash against the Baltimore Police Department after the death of Freddie Gray, another witness video has emerged. The new video shows the police van stopped just a block from the arrest site, reports CNN. Police stopped to re-restrain Gray after he was heard screaming in pain. The original video shows Gray with […]

Dear Vanilla Ice, Excuse the late correspondence. The public was just notified about your participation in BET’s Salute Selma concert scheduled for Sunday, March 8. It is now Saturday, March 7. The time is approximately 10am EST, which means, that in less than 48 hours, this message will self-destruct. I am respectfully asking you to withdraw from […]

Dori J. Maynard, journalist and avid advocate for equality in the newsroom, has died at the age of 56. The president of The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education died on Tuesday due to complications from lung cancer. Maynard was the daughter of Robert C. Maynard, the first African-American to own a newspaper. Maynard used her passion for journalism […]

A handful of residents from the Missouri suburbs of Ferguson and Jennings have filed a lawsuit seeking class action status that alleges the cities are operating modern-day debtors’ prisons by putting “impoverished people” behind bars. The lawsuits, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, were filed on behalf of 15 plaintiffs […]

Justice was served half a century later as the Friendship Nine, a group of black student protesters who were arrested for staging a sit-in at a “whites only” restaurant, were exonerated of all charges on Wednesday. Seven out of the nine men appeared in court yesterday to hear the judge drop the convictions against the famed civil rights […]

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, the Georgia teenager found dead in a rolled up gym mat in 2013, are facing jail time for a protest they staged seeking answers in their son’s death. Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson face charges of interference with government property for blocking the entrance to the Lowndes County Courthouse with five other […]

So this happened. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly took some time to tell oppressed people how to be oppressed Thursday night while responding to reports that the U.S. Department of Justice will not recommend civil rights charges be filed against the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed Michael Brown Jr. last year. Scolding protesters […]

The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in unrest due to protests over President Joseph Kabila and his efforts to prolong his presidency. A total of 42 people have been killed during the protests. Ten of the casualties were police officers. Many people believe Kabila is delaying the country’s census to continue his rule. Find out more here. […]