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The place I call home no longer feels safe. On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the game and deal with the lock afterward. A few hours and a visit […]

Popular entertainer Capleton is now in police custody after he was arrested yesterday and charged with rape. The police have also confirmed that they are conducting an investigation into allegations made by the entertainer that he is being extorted by the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her. Capleton, whose real name is Clifton […]

Starbucks, for all its talk about togetherness, is very much a white, middle-class brand A little over a week ago, two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for doing what many of us have done at least once: sat down without ordering anything. The men reportedly refused to leave after being denied […]

The cell phone video, which is of poor quality and shot at a distance, shows a man crawling forward on his hands and knees towards a couple of police officers. Suddenly, gunshots reverberate through the street, as eight bullets hit Paul Boyd, killing the 39-year-old instantly. Captured by a bystander, this 2007 incident was one […]

A member of the Ku Klux Klan adjusts his hood during a 1998 rally in Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP) Angelia Williams Graves says she didn’t have some grand plan to compare police to the Ku Klux Klan when she took the stage at an NAACP luncheon in Virginia on Oct. 1. But days after the Norfolk […]

The institutional racism that is hardwired into American law enforcement was put on full display today when it was revealed that an assistant police chief literally told a Louisville Metro police recruit to “shoot black people.” “F*ck the right thing. If black, shoot them!” reads a text message from Todd Shaw, a 20 year veteran […]

The city’s mayor described the assault as “deeply disturbing,” vowing not to tolerate violence against women. Pittsburgh Police Department arrested a male employee of Milano’s Pizza shop on Saturday night who was caught on video assaulting a woman on Friday night in the restaurant. Mahmut Yimaz, 41, turned himself in to police officers and was […]

‘This is frustrating, concerning and disappointing’: London mayor A photo of a London Police officer having her body painted in blackface has prompted an internal police investigation and harsh criticism from the city’s mayor. Several photographs of Const. Katrina Aarts having the makeup applied were posted on an Instagram account, police said Friday. The photos were […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Veteran Dancehall deejay Ninjaman was a short while ago given a life sentence in the Home Circuit Court for the March 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson. He is to serve 25 years before being eligible for parole. He was given 20 years for shooting with intent and life imprisonment for murder. The […]

Thirty-eight years ago this month, on November 3, 1979, a march in Greensboro, NC turned into a massacre when members of the Communist Workers’ Party (CWP) clashed with members from the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party. In the aftermath 5 people would lay dead and many more injured. The terrible event happened in the middle of […]