police shootings

District attorney Bonnie Dumanis said there will be no criminal charges filed against the El Cajon, California cop who fatally shot Alfred Olango last year. Dumanis said the officer was "justified" during his encounter with the unarmed Black married father of two. Olango's family has condemned the decision and vowed to continue fighting for justice.

One of the nation's largest police organizations apologizes for historic mistreatment of minorities. The group's president urged law enforcement to acknowledge its role in causing poor relations with communities of color.

The internet spent the day digesting Jordan's response, divided between ecstatic to cautious because of his long storied history with distancing himself from social justice issues. Jordan's persona at times appeared to be "business first," and his silence in regards to previous police shootings stirred up strong frustrations.

Bremer Trust, the administrator of his estate, filed court documents in Carver County, Minnesota, claiming that 13 people have failed to establish a close connection to Prince.

Join” Sunday Morning Live” with Dr. J Thomas Smith from 9:00-11:00 (cdt). Take part in the conversation by phone with our guests  Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston, discussing “The State of The City.”  Also on board  Congressman Al Green (9th TX), addressing “Washington’s Response to Violence in U.S.” Plus, Captain Paul Matthews, Founder & […]

Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson is remembered as a kind man who was troubled by the wave of violence. He crystallized what it's like being a Black police officer in these times.

Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Freddie Gray.Tamir Rice. John Crawford. These names have become etched in our collective consciousness as the victims of murder, whether their executioners have been brought to justice or not. Whether killed by police or overzealous night watchmen, these young Black men have paid with their lives for […]

Hours after Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, loaded a high-powered rifle and meticulously shot 12 Dallas police officers –killing five — a lawyer friend sent me an email saying: “Sooner or later, someone was going to shoot back.” He was right. My friend was not condoning the shootings — and cold-blooded murders — of the Dallas […]

The world expresses grave concern about race-based violence involving America's police force. There's plenty of blame for ineffective lawmakers and embedded racism in the American psyche.

Miguel decided to make a stand and do his part to protest the recent shooting by police in Dallas, and Baton Rouge with the releases of “How Many“.  He wrote  version was started written and recorded in London in Miguel’s hotel room between the hours of 4am and around 7am until he passed out according to his sound […]