01/29/2015 7:29 am
The Friendship Nine, who were arrested during the Civil Rights movement for a sit-in, had their convictions and sentences officially vacated at Rock Hill Municipal Court in South Carolina.
3:30 pmSelma, the critically acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, was virtually ignored by Oscar this year. In fact, with most of the categories dominated by white men, this year’s awards shape up as the “whitest” in over 15 years.
01/13/2015 10:50 pm
In protest of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support for #BlackLivesMatter, the NYPD takes a stance against the Broken Windows policy, giving the community what it wants—a halt to low-level arrests that disproportionately target Blacks and Latinos.
In his first interview since earning the GOP backing for Congress, Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan—the man unable to convince a grand jury to indict the NYPD officer who choked Eric Garner to death—says he “feels bad” for Garner's family … and the grand jury.
01/12/2015 11:42 am
Recent statistics show that Blacks and Latino doctoral graduates in the U.S. are on the rise. Seeing diverse professors in the classroom may influence a student’s choice of undergraduate major.
01/08/2015 3:33 pm
New surveillance footage of the shooting of Tamir Rice has been released, and it reveals that not only did cops arrest Rice’s sister, they delayed giving the dying 12-year-old first aid.
Microsoft quietly released its diversity statistics last month—and the results not only reinforced CEO Satya Nadella’s comments about women in the workforce, but also show that Microsoft’s stats are right in line with every other tech company.
12/19/2014 10:25 am
In 1944, George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old Black boy, became the youngest person in the U.S. to be executed. Seventy years later, Stinney finally has been exonerated for the crime he never committed.