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INNOCENT MAN KILLED BY COPS

Lake County sheriff’s deputies were searching for a man named Jonathan Brown when they arrived at the Blueberry Hills Apartment complex<p>Deputies found …

Crime

WOMAN SHOT IN THE FACE BY EL CAJON POLICE OFFICERS

During the protests in El Cajon, California, a young woman, Richelle Washabaugh, was shot in the side of her face with a beanbag round, causing her …

Teargas

MOTHER OF 4 VIOLENTLY PEPPER-SPRAYED IN A RESTRAINT CHAIR

Amber Swink was arrested during a night of heavy drinking at her home on November 15, 2015<p>According to police, Swink kicked at the arresting officer, …

Crime

Sentence Of Life Without Parole As Result Of Broken System

<b>blackmattersus.com</b><p>First of all, could you please explain to us what a private investigator is, what you do and how does one become a private …

Black Tourism Improves After Removal Of Confederate Flag In South Carolina Statehouse, Study Says

The removal of the confederate battle flag in South Carolina Statehouse grounds sees a quick rise in African-American Tourism in the …

South Carolina

Felony Charges Against Robert Olsen Will Not Be Dropped, Georgia Judge Rules

Georgia Judge turns down the proposal to drop charges against the police officer who killed Anthony Hill.<p>Robert Olsen, who shot and killed …

Georgia (U.S. State)

#LetsBuyBlack: Why We Should Support Blackonomy

<b>blackmattersus.com</b><p>We’ve read so many stories about your extension that help shoppers locate Black-owned businesses online, but there isn’t much …

Black Culture

Steve Snell: We Lost A Young King To Police Brutality

<b>blackmattersus.com</b><p>First of all, could you please tell us about the new developments in the shooting death of your cousin Carnell ‘CJ’ Snell?<p><b>Steve Penn</b><p>…

Law Enforcement

Stop Police Brutality: Black Is Back Coalition Rally In Defense Of Black Resistance

Black is Back Coalition took to the streets of Philadelphia in protests to stop police brutality and in defense of Black resistance.<p>The Black …

Law Enforcement

Black Celebrities: T.I. Raps Against Social Injustice And Police Brutality In BET Performance

The famous rapper had his take on police brutality and social injustice in marvelous BET performance.<p>Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., best known as T.I. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Black Man Sues Cop After Illegal Cavity Search

Black Man, Kevin Campbell, takes legal action against Allen Park Police officer after reported Illegal cavity search.<p>A Detroit man feared for his …

Justice

African-American Kids Still Face Problems Of Bad Policy Decisions

Special ‘Wraparound’ services for African-American kids don’t wholly solve their problems.<p>Historic bias and structural inequality have set the tone …

Florida

Incarceration By Race: Criminal Legal System Is Rife With Racism

Here are eighteen instances of Incarceration by race in the U.S.<p>Racism in the criminal legal system is a huge problem in our country. The issue of</b> …

Police Violence Prevails: $41.5 Million Lawsuit Dismissed In Ferguson

Federal Judge ruled that Ferguson protesters failed to show evidence of police violence in civil rights lawsuit.<p>On Monday, a federal judge dismissed …

A TEENAGER SPENT 52 IN COMA AFTER BEING TASERED BY POLICE OFFICER AT SCHOOL

Noe Nino de Rivera was at his high school when a fight broke out between nearby students, including his girlfriend<p>The boy attempted to break up the …

ANOTHER TEENAGER FATALLY SHOT BY POLICE

Around 1 p.m. PT, officers spotted a vehicle with paper license plates and thought the vehicle “may have been stolen”<p>However, when the vehicle did …

ANOTHER MENTALLY ILL BLACK MAN KILLED BY COPS

On September 30 Pasadena Police Department received a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance<p>A second call came in about 35 minutes later again …

Black Genocide: Blacks Advised To Write Their Own Obits

Black community to write down their obituary before any of them becomes the next victim of police killings.<p>America doesn’t seem safe for any Black …

Black Culture

Examples Of Racism: Texas Sonic Drive-In Gives ‘Racist’ Receipt

Tyrone Moseley together with his friend suffered from mordern racism at the Texas Sonic Drive-in on Friday.<p>Tyrone Moseley of Fort Worth, Texas was …

Sonic Drive-In

New Hip-Hop Music By Common To Further Push Anti-Racism Agenda

Black hip-hop artist, Common, tackles issues of implicit racism in a new album<p>Acclaimed hip-hop artist, Common, is at it again with his new album …

Victims Of Police Brutality: Cage Pays Tribute To Trayvon Martin

Marvel Legend pays tribute to Trayvon Martin with the Black hoddie in Luke Cage.<p>The new Netflix comic series, Luke Cage that has gained so much …

Trayvon Martin

Institutional Racism In Economy Has Its Long-Lasting Consequences

Racism turns out to be one of the main income inequality causes even for educated Blacks, 35-year research shows.<p>The supposition that Black Americans …

Call For Racial Justice: DeSean Jackson Puts Police Tape On His Cleats

A Black Redskins player on Sunday wore custom cleats which were designed with police caution tape in his quest to the fight for racial justice in the …

SURJ: Showing Up For Racial Justice

A national network of individuals and groups are organizing white people to stand for racial justice.<p>SURJ is a nationwide network of groups and …

Black Beauty Queen Makes History In Missouri

Bayleigh Dayton celebrated Black pride by becoming the first Black Miss Missouri USA.<p>The effervescence of Black beauty is an amazing thing to behold.</b> …

Witness Tampering Can Send Chicago Cop To Prison For 45 Years

Alma Benitez filed a lawsuit against several Chicago cops accusing them of witness tampering in the Laquan McDonald shooting case.<p>The City of Chicago …

Alleged Police Abuse In California: Another Black Man Dead

A Black man died in a confrontation with Sheriff Deputies in Pasadena under unclear circumstances. Police abuse alleged.<p>In a country with sane law …

Substantial Evidence In Ramarley Graham’s Shooting Released

Newly released crime scene footage shows the aftermath of Ramarly Graham’s shooting.<p>Security footage of the aftermath of Ramarley Graham’s deadly …