These numbers are “conservative,” and many killings likely go unreported, researchers said in this recent study.
By Laura Santhanam
It’s been five years since Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident sparked protests, questions about race and police brutality and a Justice Department conclusion that the city’s law enforcement practices…
By PBS NewsHour
An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.
By Sadie Gurman and Russell Contreras, Associated Press
As protests continue for a fourth day, here's a look at the original case and how Stockley's role in Smith's death has affected racial tensions in St. Louis today.
By Joshua Barajas
By Tommy J. Curry, Texas A&M University
In America, all black men are Michael Brown, says Tommy J. Curry, a professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University.
Here's a look at what happened in those trials and in other major police shooting cases, as well as what's next for the families of the victims and the officers involved.
By Iman Smith, Joshua Barajas, Travis Daub
Here are five stories you may have missed in last week's news dump.
By Mary Jo Brooks
Clinton Smith's debut collection of poetry, "Counting Descent", examines what it means to grow up Black in America. Smith recounts moments from childhood when Black lives were celebrated and juxtaposes them with incidents that have become all too common in…
By Jim Salter, Associated Press
Two years later, the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson remains so politically sensitive that it has been injected into Missouri's gubernatorial campaign.
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