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Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case
July 29, 2016
A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a black woman who later died in a jail cell, was pulled over says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny. ... read more »
Trump Makes Republican Convention Whiter Than Usual, Some Say
July 28, 2016
Republican National Conventions are routinely mostly white. This year’s, however, was remarkably so, particularly according to the African-American Republicans, some who complained to the media and their party. ... read more »
Baltimore’s Far From Done Despite Collapse Of Criminal Case
July 28, 2016
Many of this city's deepest challenges remain unresolved after the collapse of the criminal case against six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose broken neck in police custody caused so much upheaval. Here's a look at the to-do lists of those involved. ... read more »
North Charleston sells land after police shooting settlement
July 28, 2016
North Charleston is selling some city land to help offset the cost of a $6.5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by a white city police officer. ... read more »
Kaine pick could upend Virginia politics
July 28, 2016
Tim Kaine's selection as Hillary Clinton's running mate could totally upend Virginia politics, and would all but certainly result in the most expensive election cycle in the state's history next year if he becomes vice president. ... read more »
Tentative deal in New Jersey police shooting of black man
July 28, 2016
The family of a black man killed by police in southern New Jersey in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement in its federal lawsuit. ... read more »
Kaine returns to church for prayers, support
July 28, 2016
Sen. Tim Kaine returned to his longtime parish Sunday to re-energize his faith, sing solo with the gospel choir, and ask for prayers as he's launched into the national spotlight as Hillary Clinton's running mate. ... read more »
Officer investigated over Black Lives Matter online comment
July 28, 2016
A Honolulu police officer has been reassigned to desk duty after a derogatory comment about the Black Lives Matter movement and an apparent threat appeared in a post on his Facebook page. ... read more »
Black man sues white Arkansas officer who used stun gun
July 28, 2016
A black man who was incapacitated with a stun gun is suing the white Arkansas police officer who arrested him. ... read more »
Video: Texas officer says blacks have ‘violent tendencies’
July 28, 2016
Patrol car video shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have ``violent tendencies'' and whites are justifiably afraid. ... read more »
Police shootings study sparks debate on role of racial bias
July 28, 2016
A Harvard University economist found that although police nationwide are more likely to use nonfatal force against blacks and Hispanics, that racial bias didn't translate to the use of deadly force by officers in Houston, one of the country's largest and most racially diverse cities. ... read more »
Heavy Police Presence Apparently Paying Off
July 28, 2016
Nearly everywhere you look in downtown Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, there are cops – tall cops, short cops, fat cops, buff cops, young cops and old cops. ... read more »
Protestors Mount March on Last Day of RNC
July 28, 2016
Lloyd Fraser, 35, is not normally a protester, but the Cleveland resident came out Thursdy in the more than 90-degree weather to make a statement against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump using the Republican National Convention (RNC) as a backdrop, because he said that he thinks people need to do more than vote. ... read more »
Black Street Vendors Sell Pro-Trump Apparel
July 28, 2016
“I’m not exactly a Trump supporter, but Trump supports free enterprise.” ... read more »
Obama: Trump’s NATO comments show ‘lack of preparedness’
July 28, 2016
Obama cited the ability to build a team of talented, hardworking people is what it takes to be an effective president. ... read more »


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