Tag: #BlackLivesMatter

FBI Vastly Undercounts Police-Related Killings

By Michael Nam Gil C / Shutterstock.com Recent independent data from The Guardian showed that Black Americans were twice as likely to be killed by police than white Americans despite a major difference in population sizes. The Guardian’s ongoing effort to count this year’s police-related deaths and a report from…

Justice Dept. Ready to Sue Ferguson Police

By Albert Lin The other shoe could be about to drop on the Ferguson Police Department. The Ferguson PD avoided legal action when a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. Now, however, CNN is reporting that the…

#BlackLivesMatter Takes Center Stage at Grammys

By Sheryl Estrada Chart-topping performers incorporated tributes to the #BlackLivesMatter movement during the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday. Pharrell Williams and his backup dancers, who wore black hoodies, held up their hands for a moment during a performance of his Grammy Award-winning song, “Happy.” The well-known “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”…