Eric Garner

Family of man killed by Jason Stockley in 2011 wants $5 million to resolve claims of 'cover-up'

<b>ST. LOUIS •</b> The family of a man fatally shot by a St. Louis police officer in 2011 demanded $5 million Sunday to resolve claims that officials were …

Corruption

Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality.<p>"She not only provided the …

Black History

“What good are prophetic voices that maintain total silence on the most pressing moral matters of our time?”

Here’s an item that I posted on this blog back in December 2014 that, I think, still says something that I want to say: In a thought-provoking …

Religion

Musician (And Landscaper) Ryan Culwell On Making Ends Meet

NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Ryan Culwell about his latest album. <i>The Last American</i> is about the struggles of ordinary Americans.<p>Transcript<p>JENNIFER LUDDEN, HOST:<p>Ryan Culwell followed up his critically acclaimed album in 2015 by taking a break to spend time with his growing family. He had two more …

Music

NYPD paid Spike Lee $200K for work on ad campaign

The NYPD paid Spike Lee — one of its fiercest critics — more than $200,000 to help launch a new policing program aimed at improving relations with …

Media Industry

A rare look inside NYPD's implicit bias training

First on "CBS This Morning," a new report released Friday reveals how some of America's police academies are addressing racial bias in the wake of …

Law Enforcement

John Elway doesn’t want Kaepernick and other news of the week

The Week That Was Aug. 13-16<p>Monday 08.13.18<p>New York Jets coach Todd Bowles, who exposes children to the Jets every Sunday for 16 weeks out of the …

NFL

Latest Spike Lee Joint: Paid NYPD Consultant

The movie director, an outspoken critic of the department, allowed his firm to contribute to a police ad campaign<p>By<p>Zolan Kanno-Youngs<p>Brooklyn-raised filmmaker Spike Lee has never shied away from focusing his lens on race relations and police abuse.<p>In his nearly 30-year-old seminal film, “Do The …

Law Enforcement

The 2018 World Wypipo Awards: The Ecru Eight

And then there were eight.<p>Of all the kale-eating, MAGA-sapiens who let their white so shine among men so that we may see their evil works, eight have …

African-American News

Fifth Circuit upholds lower court decision barring officer from suing Black Lives Matter

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's decision to toss a Louisiana police officer's lawsuit against …

Black Lives Matter

Spike Lee Consulted On NYPD Ad Campaign For $200K

<i>Spike Lee at a block party in Brooklyn in 2017 (Scott Lynch / Gothamist)</i><p>Spike Lee's production company received $219,113 in consulting fees to help …

New York City

The long, sordid history of law enforcement spying on Black Lives Matter

In Spike Lee’s new film <i>BlacKKKlansman,</i> we are reminded that the police and the FBI have been regularly infiltrating Black political organizations for …

Black Lives Matter

“I’m a proud woman of colour but BlacKkKlansman reminded me why I’m glad my son is white.”

Warning, this article contains mild spoilers for the film BlacKkKlansman. You’ll hear a lot of talk about how shocking Spike Lee’s new film …

Movie Reviews

The Problem With Iggy Azalea's THIRST & Enhanced Body She Is Profiting From

<b>Iggy Azalea</b> has been showing her ass lately. Literally. And it's problematic. Let's discuss inside...Everybody wants to be all about what black folks …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Eric Garner’s mother to campaign with Clinton

Trump’s bizarre response to Omarosa’s claim he’s a racist<p>11:17<p>Omarosa: I have even more tapes from inside Trump's White House<p>11:37<p>Kellyanne Conway: …

Policing

Santa Barbara's Controversial Straw Ban Kicked Back to Committee

On July 17, a bill was introduced into the Santa Barbara City Council that would prohibit restaurants from giving their patrons single-use plastic …

Santa Barbara

Dancing Through the Pain: 'A Mother's Rite' Moves Us Through a Parent's Worst Nightmare

When we think of ballet, we may think of tutus and pointe shoes, <i>The Nutcracker</i> and <i>Swan Lake—</i>and hopefully, of Misty Copeland and the other rare black …

Women of Color

For Parkland students, a 'normal' school year might be too much to ask

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School just want a normal school year.<p>But as they return to class on Wednesday, six months and one day after a shooting at their Parkland, Florida high school killed 17 people and wounded 17 more, several students said “normal” still feels out of …

Latino News

LeBron is the greatest sports role model of all time

With the opening of his I Promise school in Akron, Ohio this week, LeBron James solidified his legacy as the greatest sports role model of all time. …

African-American News

Dispatch Guitarist Chad Stokes Discusses the Band’s New Album, ‘Location 13’

Following the success of their first album in five years, <i>America, Location 12</i>, Dispatch—along with producer John Dragonetti and engineer Mike …

Music

Councilman renews call for law banning police from using chokeholds following Daily News report

A city councilman renewed his call Monday for a law banning cops from using chokeholds on the heels of a Daily News exclusive about a detective who …

Justice

BlacKkKlansman shows how Spike Lee makes movies that are at once timely and timeless:

Spike Lee makes hypercontemporary movies that remain all too relevant.

Anachronistic

A Word Of Advice For NFL Players Who Decide Not To Protest During The National Anthem.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony was arguably the highlight of the sports weekend last weekend. There were …

NFL

White cops vs. black men? Nope: Data on police killings reveal a more complex and stubborn dynamic

Several years ago, I found myself questioning the validity of news accounts that suggested that white police officers were choosing to exercise …

Law Enforcement

KNOW Contemporary Brings Knowledge to the Arts District

Already slated for the upstairs gallery are Ronald Jackson, Ronnie Rob, Miles Regis, Steven Cogle and painter-sculptor LeRone Wilson, artists whose …

Los Angeles

Man In Baltimore Police Beating Video Roughed Up By Same Cop Months Earlier, Lawyer Says

There was reportedly a history between a Baltimore cop and the man he viciously beat down on Saturday.<p><i>SEE ALSO:</i> <b>Baltimore Police Officer While</b> …

Justice

Ending Police Brutality Starts With Firing Dangerous Cops

This week is the fourth anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, and the protests that spread across the nation after that tragedy.<p>In the years since Ferguson placed police behavior under the national microscope, confidence in the police has risen and plummeted. …

Law Enforcement

Wake Forest coach could face murder charges in tourist attack

The Wake Forest basketball coach charged with punching a Florida tourist – who later died at the hospital – could potentially face murder charges …

Crime

Open Letter to Trump’s Preachers

<i>By Frederick Douglass Haynes, III et al</i>.<p>Dear Colleagues in Christ,<p>With heartbreak, yet hope, we reach out to you in the Name of our Lord and …

Frederick Douglass

Caught on video: Detective allegedly uses banned chokehold on man during routine noise complaint call

An NYPD detective who has already cost the city $260,000 in lawsuit settlements allegedly used a banned chokehold on a Queens man enjoying a summer …

Chokehold