close and back to page

BET Awards: Michelle Obama Gives Surprise Message to Chance the Rapper

"Chance has been taking that big, bright spotlight that follows him around, and he's shining it on young people in our hometown of Chicago," Obama said in a video message.

The 17th annual BET Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles, hosted by "Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones, included performances by chart-topping hip-hop and R&B artists, causing the hashtag #BETAwards to trend all night.

Read More Show Less

Black Men Perceived as Bigger Than White Men, Study Shows

Judgments on the sizes of white and Black men "were consistently biased," even when the men were the same size, the study's lead author reported.

REUTERS

Black men are often perceived as being larger and more capable of causing harm than white men who are the same size, a new study found.

Read More Show Less

Tamir Rice 911 Operator Suspended for Eight Days

Constance Hollinger violated protocol when she failed to relay that the gun Rice was holding was "probably fake."

The dispatcher who took the 911 call regarding Tamir Rice has been suspended for eight days.

Read More Show Less

Police Body Cam Policies Fail to Meet Standards, Study Finds

Ferguson's department failed every aspect the study analyzed.

A study updated this week concluded that of 50 United States police departments with body cam policies, none of them are effectively and appropriately implementing these policies. Notably, the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, failed to meet even the minimum qualifications in any of the areas the study took into account.

Read More Show Less

Police Shoot Black Man Point Blank While Restrained on Ground

Protests erupt in Baton Rouge following release of cellphone video; Alton Sterling's family, NAACP call for police chief to resign.

UPDATE: 1 p.m. ET July 6, 2016

Read More Show Less

Jesse Williams' BET Awards Speech: 'If you have no interest in equal rights for Black people, then do not make suggestions to those who do'

His documentary, "Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement," premiered on BET last month. He received BET's Humanitarian Award.

By Sheryl Estrada

Read More Show Less

Tamir Rice Family to Receive $6 Million in Settlement

"In a situation like this, there's no such thing as closure or justice," lawyers Johnathan Abady and Earl Ward said in a statement Monday. "Nothing will bring Tamir back. His unnecessary and premature death leaves a gaping hole for those who knew and loved him that can never be filled."

Tamir Rice

The city of Cleveland will pay Tamir Rice's family $6 million in a wrongful death suit following the boy's shooting death in 2014. The settlement, which was announced Monday morning, will be paid out in two separate sums of $3 million — one in 2016 and one in 2017.

Read More Show Less

Cleveland EMS Captain Fired for Facebook Post about Tamir Rice

Jamie Marquardt's post said he should have pulled the trigger killing "the little criminal."

Tamir Rice

By Sheryl Estrada

Read More Show Less

Power of the Vote: Prosecutors Handling Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice Cases Lose Seats

Activist groups, including Black Lives Matter, mobilized voters to change the status quo.

By Sheryl Estrada

Read More Show Less

Cleveland Charges Tamir Rice's Family for Rice's Ambulance Ride

The city has since withdrawn the claim for Rice's ambulance bill; family attorney says the claim "adds insult to homicide."

Tamir Rice

The city of Cleveland has apologized to the family of Tamir Rice after sending the 12-year-old boy's estate a $500 claim for "emergency medical services rendered as the decedent's last dying expense."

Read More Show Less

Six of 13 Officers Fired After Shooting 137 Bullets at Two Unarmed Blacks

Of the 105 officers involved in the 2012 tragedy, only one faced criminal charges — and was acquitted. Terminations will likely not go into effect for several years, says mayor.

Michael Brelo, the only officer who faced charges in the 2012 shootings.

Six police officers in Cleveland have been fired in connection with the 2012 deadly shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, two unarmed Black people. One of the officers fired is Michael Brelo, who in 2014 was charged with manslaughter for his involvement with the shooting.

Read More Show Less

Family of Man Shot in Head By Cop Receives $4.85 Million Settlement

"This is the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make — totally unwarranted."

Samuel DuBose

The University of Cincinnati will pay $4.85 million to the family of Samuel DuBose, a Black man who was shot in the head by one of the school's police officers last summer. The school also agreed to provide free undergraduate tuition for DuBose's 12 children.

Read More Show Less
© Copyright 2018 — DiversityInc All Rights Reserved.