2 white men sentenced in hate crimes against Black teens

A white father and son in Mississippi have each been sentenced to four years in prison for convictions related to chasing and shooting at two Black teenagers who were riding all-terrain vehicles on a country road.

Quawan Charles' killing mirrors Emmett Till's

Killing of Black teenager, Quawan ‘Bobby’ Charles, was ‘Emmett Till-like lynching’ says local residents

Eric Garner's mother speaks on anti-chokehold law

“I swore on the day my son was murdered I would not stop until I get justice,” said Gwen Carr Saturday after the Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act was signed into law in New York

New law allowing people on probation and parole to vote takes effect in NJ

Ron Pierce always valued the right to vote and remembers Election Day being meaningful in his house growing up.

Former police officer gets 12 years in Anthony Hill killing

A former Georgia police officer was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for the killing of a mentally ill, unarmed and naked Black man in 2015.

Cyntoia Brown, ex-sex slave convicted of killing man who bought her, released from prison

Cyntoia Brown was released from prison early Wednesday morning after being granted clemency by then-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam in January, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

Former Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 81 months for fatally shooting Laquan McDonald

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to 81 months in the killing of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, more than four years after the shooting.

Justice at last for Laquan McDonald

For nearly four years, the family of Laquan McDonald has waited for justice.

White ex-cop convicted of murdering Black unarmed youth

The white, former police officer, Roy Oliver, who shot and killed Jordan Edwards in suburban Dallas last April was convicted of murder Tuesday.

Over 30 Black citizens in Minneapolis get drug charges dropped

Thirty-one African Americans who were arrested and charged for small-scale marijuana sales have been discharged and 16 more are awaiting dismissal.

Wrongly convicted Black man is exonerated after spending years in prison

John Bunn’s tears continue to flow after a court cleared his name from a 17-year prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

Federal Judge: $2.2 million verdict to family of Mohamed Bah stays

A federal judge rejected City Hall’s attempt to throw out a $2.2. million verdict to the family of the late Mohamed Bah. Manhattan Federal Judge Kevin Castel ruled against the city’s desire to have the ruling dismissed because Detective Edwin ...

‘They knew it wasn’t me’: Bronx man jailed for 20 years released for wrongful conviction

A Bronx man was released from prison Monday after spending decades behind bars from a crime he didn't commit.

Two decades later, another Brooklyn man’s murder conviction is overturned

Thursday, Jan. 11, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Dineen Riviezzo announced that she had overturned Sundhe Moses’ 1997 murder conviction and ordered a new trial, citing the illicit activities of a disgraced NYPD detective.

White ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for fatal shooting of Walter Scott

A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives ...