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May 23, 2017

Women's March organizers on Betty Shelby verdict: "A white woman's fear of a black man" is no excuse

Women's March organizers and Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City are calling on the DOJ to file charges against Betty Shelby.

May 23, 2017

Read the public letter jurors wrote after finding Betty Shelby not guilty of manslaughter

The jury concluded that race was not a factor in Shelby's decision to shoot Terence Crutcher.
May 20, 2017

Betty Shelby will return to work five days after her acquittal in Terence Crutcher's death

The Tulsa chief of police has cleared Betty Shelby for return to the force.
May 19, 2017

The NAACP says it is going to revive itself. First, it's ousting Cornell William Brooks.

The organization hopes to remain relevant to the civil rights movement, with a new leader.
May 18, 2017

Betty Shelby is not guilty of manslaughter in shooting of Terence Crutcher, jury finds

Were she convicted of first-degree manslaughter, Betty Shelby faced between four years and life in prison.
May 16, 2017

Betty Shelby Trial: 3 takeaways from testimony in the case of Terence Crutcher's killer

Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments on Wednesday.

May 16, 2017

Black Lives Matter slams Department of Justice's "backward" drug memo 

The attorney general is reviving an approach to law enforcement that the civil rights community despises.
May 13, 2017

Racial justice groups bailed out hundreds of black moms for Mother's Day

"Until we abolish bail and mass incarceration, we're gonna free ourselves."
May 12, 2017

Terence Crutcher's mom: "Love your children while they're here with you"

Leanna Crutcher has a message for mothers who still have their children on Mother's Day and every other day.
May 12, 2017

Video of a black woman's hanging went viral on Facebook. The site marked it as mature.

The video seems to be a violation of Facebook's policy against the glorification of violence.
May 11, 2017

New Orleans Confederate monument of Jefferson Davis taken down

Just two of the four Confederate monuments scheduled for removal remain in the Louisiana city.

May 10, 2017

Betty Shelby Trial: 2 black women, 1 black man chosen for jury in Terence Crutcher's case

The selected jurors for Betty Shelby's manslaughter trial are representative of the local area's racial makeup.
May 10, 2017

This officer was fired after he didn't shoot a black man in distress. Now he's suing.

A white officer in West Virginia exercised restraint when he encountered an armed black man — and received a pink slip for it.
May 9, 2017

Blue Lives Matter sign posted near the site where Michael Slager killed Walter Scott

Supporters of police have increasingly used the "Blue Lives Matter" rallying cry to counter the Black Lives Matter movement.
May 8, 2017

Terence Crutcher's twin sister hopes his death will be the catalyst for police reform

The trial for Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby begins on Monday. She was charged with first-degree manslaughter.
May 5, 2017

Trayvon Martin's family to receive the pilot's degree the slain teen dreamed of earning

The university's posthumous award to Trayvon Martin is perhaps the best reminder of what was lost in his tragic death.

May 3, 2017

Justice Department confirms that it will not charge officers who killed Alton Sterling

After nearly 10 months reviewing the case, the DOJ confirmed it will not hold anyone accountable for the death of Alton Sterling.
May 3, 2017

Alton Sterling's aunt responds to DOJ decision: "It's like going back to the first day all over again."

"It's a horrible pain," Sterling's mother said. "It's like going back to the first day all over again."
May 2, 2017

Justice Department will not charge officers who killed Alton Sterling in July, report says

According to a report, the Justice Department will not prosecute the Louisiana officers on criminal civil rights charges.
May 2, 2017

Michael Slager pleads guilty in Walter Scott shooting, avoiding federal civil rights trial

The former South Carolina police officer may still face a murder charge at the state level.
May 1, 2017

Black Lives Matter activists rally on May Day with immigrant, labor and LGBTQ groups

BLM activists took to the streets with their Latino, immigrant, indigenous, LGBTQ, labor and working-class counterparts.

May 1, 2017

Jordan Edwards, 15-year-old honor roll student, killed in shooting by Texas police

Texas police were responding to a call of drunk teens, not a car full of teens, an official said.
April 27, 2017

Terence Crutcher's sister: "We're going to fight for a conviction."

The Mothers of the Movement said they want justice along with police reform at a civil rights convention in New York on Wednesday.
April 7, 2017

Federal court OKs Baltimore police consent decree, despite Jeff Sessions' objections

A federal judge in Maryland said Jeff Sessions' request to delay police reform in Baltimore came too late.
April 7, 2017

Black Lives Matter activists condemn US missile strikes in Syria

Activists in the Movement for Black Lives have come out against a war in Syria, as well as wars against their communities at home.
April 6, 2017

The Movement for Black Lives may seem like it has slowed down. But a new coalition is using MLK's roadmap to reignite its fire.

BLM and Fight for $15 activists say they’ll follow Martin Luther King Jr.'s roadmap to freedom, equality and dignity.

March 31, 2017

Police shooting investigations are rarely transparent. Just ask these victims' families.

Years later, the families of Laquan McDonald, Ramarley Graham and Michael Brown are still getting crucial details.
March 23, 2017

The NYPD sent video teams to film Black Lives Matter and Occupy protesters over 400 times

The worst part is that all evidence that they had permission to film is nowhere to be found.
March 1, 2017

After Trump's joint address, Movement for Black Lives activists offer their own response

Prominent movement voices address Trump's rhetoric in his first ever speech to a joint session of Congress.
Feb. 24, 2017

Transgender rights, immigration protests set for NYC and Chicago as Trump actions sink in

LGBTQ and immigrant rights are the focus of weekend protests in major U.S. cities.