One county just swore in 17 black female judges in Texas

A new year brought the swearing-in of newly elected officials in Harris County, Texas, and among them were 17 black female judges.

NAACP Holds #LivingWhileBlack town hall

Thousands joined NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, National Urban League President Marc Morial for #livingwhileblack, a candid conversation about the passage of the prison and sentencing reform bill and learning from this year’s elections.

Trump’s bid for a wall collapses

It was too good to be true—Trump was actually going to take the blame for something.

First #BlackTechMatters Influencer Awards a huge success

Wealthy Life and #BlackTechMatters recently recognized 6 honorees from tech and STEM innovation at Ben’s Next Door on the 27th of November.

Monitor reports: Flaws are still harming African-American children

What should be done when a report by a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) monitor eyeing Shelby County Juvenile Court says that flaws remain and that they are harming African-American children?

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.