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District Attorney Leading Efforts to Dismiss 66,000 Marijuana Convictions in California

LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey

Los Angeles, CA — California courts have been ordered to dismiss around 66,000 marijuana convictions, even those going back decades. The move initiated by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie […]

Innocent Black Student Files Lawsuit Against Police Who Put a Gun to His Head

Jaylan Butler

Chicago, IL — Jaylan Butler, a 20-year old man from Chicago, says that he was falsely accused and violently arrested by police who threw him to the ground and put […]

HBCU President Resigns After Being Arrested For Prostitution and Drug Scandal

William Bynum, Jr.

Clinton, MS — William Bynum Jr., who was the president of Jackson State University in Mississippi, has submitted his resignation following a recent arrest in connection with prostitution and drug […]

8-Year Old Boy Banned From Private Schools in London Because of His Hair

Farouk James

Nationwide — Farouk James, an 8-year old boy from London, is not being allowed to attend several schools in the city because of his long, natural hair. His mother, Bonnie […]

Family of Gay Black Teen Killed Wants the FBI to Investigate

Ja'quarius Taylor, gay Black teen killed

Washington Parish, LA — Ja’Quarius Taylor, a gay teen from Louisiana, was reportedly found dead near a lake with a shot to the head. His family is urging the FBI to […]

Man Sentenced to 12 Years For Having His Cell Phone in Jail

Willie Nash, man sentenced to 12 years prison for having a cell phone

Newton County, MS — Willie Nash, a 39-year old African American man who was caught in possession of a cell phone while he was held at a county jail in […]

High School Bans Black Teen From Graduation Because of His Hair

Deandre Arnold, Black teen not allowed to graduate

Mont Belvieu, TX — Deandre Arnold, a high school student from Texas, is reportedly being discriminated against because of his hair style of choice. His school, Barbers Hill High School […]

The Truth About Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, and America’s War Against Black Masculinity

Dr. Umar Johnson

By Dr. Umar Johnson, Psy.D., CSP, M.Ed. Nationwide — Bill Cosby was convicted for touching the breast, and sliding his finger down the underwear, of a white woman. A woman […]

Four Black Teens Racially Profiled and Locked Inside Beauty Supply Store

Black teens locked inside beauty supply store

Chesapeake, VA — A 16-year old girl and her 3 friends, who are all Black, were recently wrongfully detained and locked inside a beauty supply store in Virginia when the […]

5 Black Prisoners Suspiciously Killed in Mississippi State Prisons Within a Week

Mississippi State Prison

Parchman, MS — Terrandance Dobbins, Walter Gates, Gregory Emary, Roosevelt Holliman, and Denorris Howell – who were all Black men – have been killed in prisons across the Mississippi state. Activists say the […]

1-Year Old Boy From Texas Sadly Shot to Death in His Home

1-year old Rory Norman killed

Dallas, TX — Rory Norman, a 1-year old boy from Texas, was reportedly shot and killed while he was asleep in his home. The little boy died just a few weeks […]

NYPD Cop Who Broke into Black Woman's Home Resigns From Police Force

Michael Reynolds, NYPD cop

Nashville, TN — Michael Reynolds, the 26-year old NYPD police officer who broke into the home of a Black woman in Tennessee and attacked her and her two children with […]

70-Year Old Grandmother Tased 3 Times By Florida Police Officers

Barbara Pinkney, grandmother tased by Florida police

Manatee County, FL — Barbara Pinkney, a 70-year old grandmother from Florida, was repeatedly tased during a violent arrest by police who were searching for her grandson who violated probation. […]

19-Year Old Woman Facing Life in Prison For Killing Man Who She Says Abused Her

Chrystul Kizer, Black teen killed by her abuser

Kenosha, WI — Chrystul Kizer, a young African American woman from Wisconsin, was only 17-years old when she shot and killed Randall Volar in self-defense. She says he was abusing […]

This Man From Alabama is in Prison For Life For Stealing $9 in 1982

Willie Simmons, man serving life sentence for stealing $9

Escambia County, AL — Willie Simmons, a 62-year old Black man from Alabama, has been behind bars for the last 38 years for stealing $9. He was convicted of 1st-degree […]

Security Guards Confront Innocent Black Man for Taking Photos in His Own Neighborhood

Kenya Wheeler, Black man confronted by security guards in Oakland

Oakland, CA — Kenya Wheeler, an African American man from California, says he was racially profiled by three security guards who confronted him — one even drew a weapon at […]

New York City to Pay $625K Settlement to Black Woman After Cops Ripped Her Baby Away

Jazmine Headley

New York, NY — Jazmine Headley, a Black mother whose 1-year old son was forcibly pulled from her arms by NYPD police officers during an arrest, will be awarded $625,000 […]

Newspaper Promoted "Black Friday" Soccer Game With Photos of Two Black Players

Controversial Black Friday headline about Black soccer players

Nationwide — An Italian newspaper called the Corriere dello Sport is under fire for using the headline “Black Friday” alongside the photos of Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling, two professional soccer […]

George Zimmerman Files Lawsuit Against Trayvon Martin's Parents For $100 Million

George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin's parents

Sanford, FL — George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin almost 8 years ago but was acquitted of murder charges, is filing a lawsuit against Martin’s family. Zimmerman is […]

Project Launches to Create High School Curriculum for Youth Gun Violence Prevention Leadership

Janice Samuels, director of the National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence

Chicago, IL — Dr. Janice Tisha Samuels, Founding Executive Director of the National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence, along with her partners, the Great Books Foundation, and Robert Fritz, […]

Alabama Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Convicted of Manslaughter

Aaron Cody Smith, white cop convicted

Montgomery, AL — Aaron Cody Smith, a white police officer from Alabama who shot and killed Greg Gunn, a 58-year old unarmed Black man in 2016, has finally been convicted of […]

Maryland Teacher Who Assaulted Student Released After 3 Days in Jail

Vivian Noirie, Maryland teacher arrested for assaulting student

Prince George County, MD — Vivian Noirie, a 36-year old public school teacher from Maryland, was recently arrested for charges of physical child abuse and second-degree assault after being involved […]

BET Docuseries “Copwatch America” Investigates Police Killing of Unarmed Black Teen, Veltavious Griggs

Veltavious Griggs, unarmed Black teen killed

Family Demands Answers After Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office Releases Autopsy Results in the Shooting Death of Veltavious Griggs by Union City Police Officer Nationwide — In the latest episode […]

Byron Allen’s Court Case and the Mis-Education of Our Community

Byron Allen, media mogul

By Terrance Amen Nationwide — For those of you who haven’t heard about this case, Byron Allen, CEO of Entertainment Studios is suing Comcast for $20 billion, for not fairly […]

Cleveland to Pay $1.3 Million Settlement to Innocent Man Who Spent 23 Years in Prison

Evin King, innocent Black man who one settlement

Cleveland, OH — Evin King, a Black man who spent 23 years behind bars after being accused of a murder he did not commit, has been awarded a $1.3 million […]

Black Author Flips the Script in New Book, "Make America Hate Again"

Make America Hate Again By Sean XLG Mitchell

Nationwide — Make America Hate Again by Sean XLG Mitchell is a crash course on African American history, past and present. It is in direct response to the slogan that […]

Police in Alabama Set Up and Falsely Arrested Over 1,000 Innocent Black Men

Innocent Black man in prison

Dothan, AL — 12 police officers in Dothan, Alabama, who were apparently members of a domestic hate group, have been found to have set up and falsely accused over 1,000 […]

Arkansas Police Arrest Black Mother Who Was Grieving Her 4-Year Old Daughter’s Death

Shawnda Brookshire, grieving Black mother arrested by Arkansas police

West Memphis, AR — Police in Arkansas are being accused of violently arrested Shawnda Brookshire, a grieving African American mother whose 4-year old daughter had just died. Brookshire was outside […]

Teen Arrested After Plan to Attack Black Church Members Discovered

Black church that white teen planned to attack

Gainesville, GA — A 16-year old white girl in Georgia has been arrested after her plans to launch an attack to kill Black churchgoers were discovered. Her classmates at Gainesville […]

Arizona Police Officer Violently Attacks Black Teen With No Arms or Legs

Pima County police officer attacking Black teens with no arms or legs

Tucson, AZ — A disturbing video of a Pima County police officer violently attacking 15-year old Immanuel Oloya, who has no arms or legs, has recently surfaced online and sparked […]

Student Uncovers Racist Chat Group Among Teachers at an Alabama High School

Parents and students upset

Ashford, AL — Parents and students from a high school in Alabama are furious after a racist chat group of teachers was discovered by a student. The teachers in the […]

Police Officer Arrest Black Man Because He Was "Illegally" Eating on a Train Platform

Steve Foster, Black man arrested for eating

Oakland, CA — Steve Foster, an African American man from Concord, California was detained and put in handcuffs because he was “illegally” eating a sandwich on a Bay Area Rapid […]

Charges Dropped Against Black Teacher Who Punched White Student Who Called Him the N-Word

Marston Riley, teacher who punched student in the face

Maywood, CA — Marston Riley, a 64-year old Black teacher who was arrested on charges of child abuse after he punched a student who was yelling racial slurs at him, […]

College Football Star Suspended For Accepting a Loan

Chase Young

Columbus, OH — Chase Young, Ohio State University’s star defensive end, has been suspended from playing because he allegedly violated an NCAA rule when he accepted a loan before last […]

Atlanta Police Officer Resigns After Premiere of Police Brutality Docuseries Copwatch America Airs on BET

Jimmy Atchison, Black man killed by police

Project Features Internationally Recognized Attorney and Veteran Activist, Gerald A. Griggs Atlanta, GA — After the premiere of the highly anticipated docuseries Copwatch America aired on BET, the City of […]

Rodney Reed, Innocent Black Man on Death Row, to Be Executed on November 20th Gets Extension

Rodney Reed on Death Row

Nationwide — Rodney Reed, a 51-year old man who was wrongfully convicted of a rape and murder that he did not commit, was scheduled to be executed on November 20th […]

Florida Sheriff Fired For Yanking 14-Year Old Black Girl's Head During Arrest

Sheriff Harry Reid who yaned Black girl's head

Orange County, FL — Harry Reid, a school police officer from Florida, has been fired for using excessive force while trying to arrest a student at Westridge Middle School. A […]

Black Police Officer Not Charged For Killing Woman Who Called Him the N-Word and Charged at Him With Scissors

Black police officer who killed white woman, Shannon Rupert

Bossier, LA — Police Officer Patrick Edmonds Jr., who is Black, fatally shot Shannon Rupert, a 45-year old white woman, in a Louisiana hotel after she threatened and tried to […]

Man Who Burned Cross to Intimidate Black Family Gets 3 Years In Prison

Graham Williamson, man who burned cross to intimidate Black family

Seminary, MS — Graham Williamson, a 38-year old white man who was convicted of hate crime charges after burning a cross outside the home of an African-American family to intimidate […]

Family of Antwon Rose, Black Teen Killed By Pittsburgh Police, Settle Lawsuit For $2 Million

Antwon Rose, Black teen killed by Pittsburgh Police

East Pittsburgh, PA — The family of Antwon Rose II, the 17-year old Black teen who was shot and killed by former police officer Michael Rosfeld in June 2018, has received […]

Black Man Convicted of Murder Still in Prison After 7 Years Despite DNA Test Proving His Innocence

Lydell Grant, Black man in prison despite DNA evidence

Houston, TX — 42-year old Lydell Grant, a Black man from Texas, has been behind bars for the past 7 years serving a life sentence after being convicted of a […]

Black Man Who Shot a Police Dog in 2016 is Serving a 45-Year Prison Sentence

Kelontre Barefield, Black man sentenced to 43 years in prison for killing a dog

Canton, OH — Unarmed Black men are killed by police officers all the time and are often acquitted. Meanwhile, there is at least one Black man who killed a police […]

Black Student Violently Arrested By Police For Riding Her Bike on the Wrong Side of the Street

Genesis Hansen, Black student from Oregon arrested

Corvallis, OR — Genesis Hansen, a 21-year old Black student from Oregon State University, was brutally arrested by two white police officers for allegedly riding her bike on the wrong […]

Police Officer Resigns After Slamming 11-Year Old Black Girl Over Spilled Milk

Police Officer Zach Christensen slamming an 11-year old Black girl

Farmington, NM — Zach Christensen, a white police officer from New Mexico, can be seen on body camera footage assaulting an 11-year old Black girl and slamming her to the […]

Missing 3-Year Old Alabama Girl Found Dead in a Trash Bin

Kamille McKinney, missing toddler found dead

Birmingham, AL — The body of 3-year old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney has been found by Birmingham Police in a trash bin that had been taken at a local landfill 10 […]

School Apologizes After Teacher Painted Fake Bullet Wound on Black Student's Forehead

Amonn Jackson, student whose teacher painted a fake bullet wound on his forehead

Birmingham, AL — The mother of Amonn Jackson, a 7-year old Black student from Alabama, is upset that her son came home with what appeared to be a gunshot wound […]

Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Spent 27 Years in Prison is Now Fighting For Prison Reform

Jimmie C. Garder, wrongfully imprisoned man

Charleston, WV — Jimmie C. Garder, an African American man who was imprisoned for nearly 3 decades for a crime he did not commit, is now a well-known motivational speaker […]

Woman Who Falsely Stated Her Son Was Black on College Application Gets Three Weeks in Jail

Marjorie Klapper

Menlo Park, CA — Marjorie Klapper, a 51-year old mother from California who falsely claimed her son was Black to increase his chances of getting into a top college, was sentenced […]

Concerned Neighbor Regrets Calling Police Who Killed 28-Year Old Black Woman

Atatiana Jefferson, Black woman killed by Dallas Police

Fort Worth, TX — James Smith, a man from Dallas who called the police because he was worried about his neighbor, Atatiana Jefferson, now says he regrets doing so. Sadly, when […]

School Principal Says She Called a 4th Grader the N-Word to Teach a Lesson

Javon Jarett

Sanford, ME — The parents of Javon Jarett, a 9-year old biracial student, are outraged after an assistant principal at his school called their son the n-word. The assistant principal […]

Black Girl Takeover Weekend with Screenings of “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” Documentary in New York City on October 11-13

New York, NY — On October 11 from 4 to 8 pm in New York City, “Black Girl Takeover Weekend” kicks off with a screening of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of […]

8-Year Old Black Girl Was Not Allowed to Take School Pictures Because of Her Hair

Marian Scott, Black girl denied on school picture day because of her red braids

Jackson, MI — The parents of Marian Scott, an 8-year old Black girl from Michigan, say she was denied to have her school picture taken because she had red braids […]

Police Officer Acquitted After Killing Unarmed Black Man Who Was Running Away

Zechariah Presley, white cop who was acquitted

Camden County, GA — Zechariah Presley, a former police officer from Georgia who killed Tony Green, a 33-year old unarmed Black man, after shooting him multiple times while he was […]

Fired Black Partner's Claim of $1 Billion Deceit by Major Law Firm Supported by Federal Judge

Don Lewis

Nationwide — Don Lewis is a double Harvard graduate and a former partner at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP. He says he blew the whistle on financial misconduct, […]

Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Spent 27 Years in Prison Wins $27 Million Lawsuit

Mark Schand

Springfield, MA — Mark Schand, a Black man from Connecticut who spent 27 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit, was recently awarded […]

Family of Missing Black Teen Says Police Are More Concerned About a Missing Dog

Jonathan Bandabaila, missing Black teen from Oakland

Oakland, CA — Jonathan Bandabaila, a 19-year old Black teen from Oakland, has been missing since May, and his family is expressing their disappointment with the Oakland Police Department. They […]

12-Year Old Girl Attacked by Classmates Who Cut Her Locks Calling Them "Ugly" and "Nappy"

Amari Allen, Black girl attacked by white classmates who cut her locks

Fairfax, VA — Amari Allen, a 12-year old Black girl from Virginia, said her three white male classmates attacked her on the playground at their school, and then pinned her […]

Florida Man Arrested After His 4-Year Old Daughter Told Police: "My Daddy Was Shooting"

Hector Reyes

Miami, FL — Hector Reyes, a 26-year old man from Miami, is facing felony charges for an alleged shooting after a verbal altercation with a white man. He tried denying […]

14-Year Old Black Teen Killed Over a Pair of Nike Air Jordans

Treaujalaune Lornes, Black teen killed over Air Jordans

Denver, CO — Treaujalaune Lornes, a 14-year old boy from Denver who dreamed of playing in the NBA someday, was shot dead by his friend during an argument apparently over a […]

Teacher Fired After Writing Note Saying That Black Children Are Devils

Substitute teacher's letter saying Black students are devils

Atlanta, GA — A substitute teacher at Bernard Awtrey Middle School in Atlanta has been fired after allegedly writing a note describing Black children as devils and white children as […]

Michigan Police Officer With KKK Memorabilia in His Home Has Been Fired

Police Officer Charles Anderson

Muskegon, MI — Charles Anderson, a Michigan police officer, was discovered to have kept and displayed a KKK memorabilia in his home. He has been fired since it went public […]

Black Couple Wins $11 Million Discrimination Lawsuit Against the State of Michigan

Lisa and Cedric Griffey

Lansing, MI — Lisa and Cedric Griffey, who sued their former employer Michigan Department of Corrections for alleged racial discrimination, recently won the lawsuit. The jury ruled in favor of […]

Man Who Burned Cross Outside Black Family's Home Gets 11 Years in Prison

Louie Revette, man who burned cross in front of Black family's house

Seminary, MS — Louie Revette, a 38-year old white man, has pleaded guilty to the racist act of burning a cross outside the home of an African-American family on October […]

California Becomes First State Sued by Black Patients Matter (BPM)

California State Government

BPM safehouse joins underground railway saving Black lives Washington, DC — A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against multiple members of the MBC Medical Board of California and […]