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Black employees find racist doll hanging in their work truck

An African-American couple from Florida was shocked and outraged when they found a “slave” doll painted with a racist slur left hanging on their work truck.

Cosby attorneys list 11 problematic rulings for appeals court

Bill Cosby’s attorneys are confident that there are significant legal (and more importantly, appealable) issues stemming from his trial last spring on aggravated sexual assault.

Applying Racial Bias During Jury Selection is an American Tradition

“One of the most pernicious forms of racial discrimination and injustice in the United States criminal justice system is the racially-motivated use of prosecutorial peremptory challenges during the jury selection process."

Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal

Bill Cosby's lawyers filed a list of nearly a dozen alleged trial errors Tuesday as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term.

Black girl commits suicide after racist bullying

An Alabama 9-year-old girl took her own life on Monday night, leaving her family in shock.

COMMENTARY: Don’t Let Small Dollar Loans Ruin Your Holidays

In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the holidays, nearly everyone has a number of lists.

Mumia awaits judge’s appeal determination

Monday, Dec. 3, attorneys for political prisoner of war, Mumia Abu-Jamal, attended Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court before Judge Leon Tucker to present previously suppressed evidence of judicial misconduct by Justice Ron Castille, but they were promptly dismissed after the brief ...

The growing and disproportionate imprisonment of Black women in America

A recent NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet noted that between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in America increased from roughly 500,000 to over 2.2 million.

These Black-owned businesses killed it on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Billions of dollars in revenue were generated for small and large retailers this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, making it the most profitable weekend after Thanksgiving ever.

Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeal fight in judge’s hands

After two years of court dates, a Philadelphia judge will now decide whether Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, will get another chance to appeal his 1982 conviction.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund to Supreme Court: Rule on police obligation to administer aid

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the question of whether police officers are constitutionally obligated to help a person injured during arrest.

Black Panthers mural in Los Angeles defaced with swastikas

A mural celebrating African-American achievement was defaced with swastikas on Thursday in Los Angeles, police said. They are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

Coalition wants end to broadcasting music that encourages violence against Blacks

Organizations and movements representing African Americans in general, and Black Women in particular, said they’ve continued to unite in defense of Black youth whom they said are being inundated with misogynistic messages from Urban Radio stations that target the Black ...

George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dead at 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single ...

Mistrial in murdered jogger case

The family and friends of Chanel Lewis, 22, always believed that he was innocent in the 2016 rape and murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano.

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