The Justice Department released a blistering report Wednesday, spelling out a long pattern of racial discrimination by the Baltimore Police Department. An investigation of policing from 2010 to 2015 has revealed an unmistakable picture of disparities. Gwen Ifill gets reaction…
By Larisa Epatko
A Justice Department report released Wednesday found “longstanding, systemic” deficiencies in the Baltimore Police Department that failed to provide officers with resources to collect information and do their jobs. Read the full report.
Last September, a federal court in Alabama ruled that the disciplinary practices used by the Birmingham Police Department toward high school students were unconstitutional. The police department’s appeal will be heard next month. Ebony Howard, the lawyer who filed the…
By Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week
A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.
By Associated Press
Two-thirds of young African-Americans and 4 in 10 Hispanics say that they or someone they know has experienced violence or harassment at the hands of the police, according to a new GenForward poll. That includes about 2 in 10 in…
By PBS NewsHour
Tonight is “National Night Out,” and police officers across the country are going into neighborhoods in an effort to connect with the people they serve. As part of our year-long Race Matters conversation, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaks with Gary,…
By Kenya Downs
“We’re witnessing mentally and emotionally traumatizing videos and pictures. It’s enough, it’s just enough. It’s just so overwhelming all the time." - April Reign, managing editor for Broadway Black…
By Kenya Downs
Airbnb has a racial discrimination problem, and they're enlisting former Attorney General Eric Holder to help fix it.
The changing demographics of this country and the exponential growth of workers of color in the next few decades compel us to address racial inequities that also serve as a hindrance to financial gains.
Another city is mourning the fatal shootings of its police officers — this time three in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which exploded in protest earlier this month when white cops killed Alton Sterling, a black man, outside a convenience store. The…
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