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Family Says North Carolina Teen’s Hanging Death Was A Lynching

Family Says North Carolina Teen’s Hanging Death Was A Lynching

(pictured above is Lacy’s mother) The family of North Carolina high school student Lennon Lacy, whose death this summer was ruled a suicide by a state medical examiner, is now saying they believe the 17-year-old was murdered. Lennon Lacy’s body was found hanging from a wooden swing set in a mobile home park near his […]

Michael Brown’s Father Expresses Solidarity With Bay Area Protesters

Michael Brown’s Father Expresses Solidarity With Bay Area Protesters

Michael Brown’s father spoke in San Francisco on Monday evening, where he urged students to get an education and told of his own recently learned lessons on police violence. “It really didn’t hit hard until it hit my own backyard,” Michael Brown Sr. said about the killing of his unarmed son in August by a […]

This Is What It Looks Like When New York City Erupts With Cries For Justice

This Is What It Looks Like When New York City Erupts With Cries For Justice

  Demonstrators flooded New York City’s streets Saturday afternoon and into the evening, swarming the NYPD headquarters and demanding an end to racial injustices across America. More than 50,000 individuals joined the protests, according to some estimates. “For over three hours we marched throughout Manhattan with the survivors of police brutality and homicide,” said Synead […]

Tamir Rice’s Death Declared A Homicide

Tamir Rice’s Death Declared A Homicide

The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police in November has been formally ruled a homicide, according to a Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s autopsy report released on Friday that found he was struck once in the abdomen. Tamir Rice, who was black, was shot on Nov. 22 by police responding to a […]

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoats4BlackLives. Hundreds of medical students wore white coats at “die-ins” and other protests on campuses to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue. The medical students joined others who have demonstrated since grand juries […]

How A Police Officer Shot A Sleeping 7-Year-Old To Death

 A Detroit police officer accused of manslaughter in the death of a 7-year-old girl will go on trial this week, as national attention remains focused on the militarization of U.S. law enforcement and police violence perpetrated against people of color. Aiyana Stanley-Jones was sleeping in her home on the east side of Detroit on the […]