By Omar Etman
A 12-year-old-boy was arrested late Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for his alleged role in a plot to shoot police officers.
By News Desk
The PBS NewsHour Weekend special "America in Black and Blue" explores the tensions between America’s diverse communities and their local police forces.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, candidly described being stopped by police, even Capitol Hill cops, because of the color of his skin.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a House panel he was worried that expected protests at the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions will get out of hand. He said 3,000 department personnel have been assigned.
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Sen. Tim Scott, a black Republican from South Carolina, gave a powerful — and revealing — speech Wednesday on how even in the Capitol, relations between African-Americans and cops are strained. He…
In our news wrap Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, testifying at a House hearing, said stopping violence must be a rallying point for both police and minority groups. She also defended the decision not to charge Hillary Clinton in the…
By Corinne Segal
A version of this flag once flew outside NAACP headquarters in New York City during the 1920s and '30s to protest lynchings.
By Darlene Superville and Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
President Barack Obama called Sunday for greater tolerance, respect and understanding from police officers toward the people they take an oath to protect as well as from individuals who think the police are too heavy handed and intolerant, particularly toward…
A report released by the Center for Policing Equity on Friday found that African Americans are more likely than white Americans to be subjected to the use of force by police. University of California at Berkeley Professor Jack Glaser, one…
By Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected the notion that this week's stunning violence is a signal that the U.S. has returned to some of the darkest days of its past.
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