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Officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is reinstated

Garrett Rolfe, the police officer facing a felony murder charge for fatally shooting a 27-year-old Black man in a Wendy's parking lot, is getting his job back.

‘Disgusting and horrific’ stabbing at San Francisco bus stop seriously injures two Asian women

San Francisco police said Patrick Thompson, 54, was arrested in the attack, which sent both victims to the hospital.

Americans want police to release body-cam footage. But there’s a bigger worry.

  • 15 hours ago
  • Opinion

Police killings of Black people are ‘Groundhog Day’ in America. It’s no surprise that more than one artist noticed.

The idea for my Oscar-winning film comes out of my own trauma. But, unfortunately, it's a trauma widely shared.
  • 6 hours ago
  • Opinion

Why reforming qualified immunity will never resolve police violence

We need reforms that work to eliminate police abuse, not change how police agencies fight it in court.
  • 14 hours ago
  • Opinion

Why the ban on menthol cigarettes leaves a sour taste in my mouth

Collaboration, not paternalism, is the key to get Black Americans to quit smoking.
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Derek Chauvin’s attorney files motion for a new trial, alleging misconduct by judge, prosecution and jurors

A spokesman for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose office oversaw the prosecution, dismissed the claims. “The court has already rejected many of these arguments, and the state will vigorously oppose them,” he said.

Black man enslaved by White restaurant manager should be awarded more than $500,000, court says

John Christopher Smith, who was enslaved at a South Carolina restaurant for years, should be awarded $546,000, an appellate court said.

New Jersey teacher is suspended after calling George Floyd a ‘criminal’ in virtual class

The New Jersey high school teacher, Howard Zlotkin, has been suspended with pay after cursing and targeting Black students in an online class.

Chauvin’s ‘particular cruelty’ to George Floyd should mean harsher sentence, Minnesota attorney general argues

Derek Chauvin, who was convicted on murder and manslaughter charges, deserved a more severe sentence after he inflicted "gratuitous pain" on George Floyd last year, argued Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D).

Ma’Khia Bryant remembered at her funeral as ‘a smart girl capable of fulfilling all of her dreams’

“Ma’Khia was a 16-year-old child, a teenage girl who did not deserve this,” her cousin Don Bryant said.

A Philly museum kept the bones of a Black child killed in a police bombing. Decades later, it’s apologizing.

The bones of a victim in Philadelphia's 1985 MOVE bombing were shelved away for decades, shuttled between academics at Ivy League schools and used in videos for an online college course.

Three men charged with federal hate crimes in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan have been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with hate crimes and the attempted kidnapping of Ahmaud Arbery.

Body-camera footage of N.C. deputies fatally shooting Black man will not be released to the public, judge rules

The ruling comes as the backlash and protests over the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., and the lack of details released by authorities, have heightened tensions in the week after the Black man's death.

First Chauvin juror to speak publicly recounts stress of coming to court to ‘watch a Black man die’

The 31-year-old high school basketball coach is the first juror in the Chauvin trial to speak publicly about the experience.

‘Floyd was my man. But George Floyd is a movement.’

As Ross contends with her searing personal loss, she has also sought to make sense of her place as a White woman in the struggle for racial justice.

A lawmaker wanted to ban ‘divisive’ teaching on race. Then he mentioned ‘the good’ of slavery.

Louisiana Rep. Ray Garofalo Jr. (R) said he plans to revise the bill after intense criticism from both Republicans and Democrats, and other groups.

How to un-model a minority: A micro-syllabus on Asian American politics

Here's how to learn — or teach — about this complex topic.
  • Apr 28

When are police aggressive — and when are they respectful — toward Black Lives Matter protesters?

The neighborhood — along with leadership — makes the difference.
  • Apr 27

Fifty years ago, Curt Flood walked away from the Senators. He left baseball forever changed.

Fifty years ago Tuesday, Washington Senators outfielder Curt Flood left the team with little explanation, pushed out of baseball and the country by backlash from his attempt to expand players' rights.

Family of Black man shot by N.C. deputies says it appears he was ‘executed’ in body-camera footage

The shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., 42, has ignited calls for the release of the video, which the family and their attorneys say shows that Brown was unarmed when he was killed by Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies.
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