Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22½ years in prison for the murder of George Floyd

The former Minneapolis police officer had faced up to 40 years in prison for the May 25, 2020, killing.

Michael Che shared cruel jokes about Simone Biles. He claims he was hacked.

The comedian shared jokes about the Olympian's sexual assault and her mental health.

How Black Lives Matter demands accountability on Twitter — and when it works

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What we owe the Black Tulsans of the past

Attempts to find the remains of massacre victims face practical and political issues, but it's a step toward some form of justice.
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Students need to learn about the haters and the helpers of our history

They say that’s too negative a rendering of a moment that is well documented in books, film and photography.
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The hypocrisy of critical race theory’s opponents

Collective guilt is immoral — in the classroom or in the courtroom.
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How to stay safe as coronavirus cases from the delta variant are on the rise

Why the CDC recommends that even vaccinated people wear masks in indoor public spaces in some places.

Dallas police apologize to mother of 12-year-old murdered in 1973 by officer playing Russian roulette

Santos Rodriguez was killed nearly 50 years ago by officer Darrell Cain during an interrogation over $8 stolen from a vending machine.

A White woman spit on a Black protester. Now, her hate-crime charge may be dropped.

Keren Prescott, a Black activist in Connecticut who was spit on by Yuliya Gilshteyn on Jan. 6, was left in tears over a lenient ruling she described as “the epitome of White privilege.”

What the founders of critical race theory have to say about the conservative attacks

“Now as a society, we may be paying a cost for our ignorance about our own history," said a law professor.

In Miami’s gentrifying neighborhoods, Surfside condo collapse deepens fears of displacement

In gentrifying communities like Liberty City and Little Haiti — traditionally Black and Latino neighborhoods that are located inland and on higher ground — some residents said they've been pressured by real estate agents and developers who want their property.

Cornel West says in resignation letter over tenure dispute that Harvard is in ‘decline and decay’

West, considered one of the most prominent Black philosophers and progressive activists in the country, tweeted, “Let us bear witness against this spiritual rot!”

When a new district attorney takes office, police kill fewer people, our research finds

We found no accompanying changes in arrest rates or assaults on police, data that suggests that officers can deescalate while remaining just as effective.
  • Jul 13

‘I couldn’t think about this case without thinking of my son’

Lola Velazquez-Aguilu was key in building the prosecution case that helped convict Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Now she’s in contention to be Minnesota’s next U.S. attorney.

Police may have withheld body-cam footage from night of Breonna Taylor’s death, lawsuit says

The lawsuit from Taylor's family challenges the accounts of Louisville authorities and public officials who’ve said such footage of the March 2020 fatal shooting does not exist.

Prosecutors challenge Chauvin trial judge’s assertion that children who witnessed George Floyd’s death weren’t traumatized

Judge Peter A. Cahill said he found no evidence of trauma among four young girls who witnessed the killing and ultimately didn’t take that into account when determining Chauvin’s prison sentence.

Darnella Frazier says her uncle was killed by a police car that was chasing a robbery suspect

Leneal Lamont Frazier, the 40-year-old uncle of the teen who filmed George Floyd's murder, was not being pursued by police when he was killed by a squad car early Tuesday, authorities said.

Nikole Hannah-Jones to join Howard faculty after UNC tenure controversy

The hires of Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates, who are highly regarded writers who have each produced high-impact work on urgent questions about race in America, are a major recruiting victory for Howard University.

Would the Founding Fathers support critical race theory?

Studying their writings – and other canonical documents in U.S. history – reveals how deeply racism is built into the nation’s structure.
  • Jun 30

A Black man was killed by police in his driveway, lawsuit says. His family is now suing for $10 million.

A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Cameron Lamb’s four young children accuses the Kansas City, Mo., Board of Police Commissioners and Eric DeValkenaere of violating his civil rights when the detective entered the property without permission and fatally shot him.

Voting rights activists on ‘Freedom Ride’ say their work will continue even after Senate Republicans block election reform bill

Just as it took intense public pressure to force Congress and then-president Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Voting Rights Act in 1965, activists have stepped up their efforts to push the federal government to again intervene to protect voting rights for people of color, young and low-income Americans.

The Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery. Here’s what did.

Two states — Delaware and Kentucky — still allowed slavery until the 13th Amendment was ratified, six months after Juneteenth.
  • Jun 25
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