stop and frisk

The Rev. Calvin Butts III, pastor of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, is reportedly drawing strong criticism from some members of his church after endorsing billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg is currently under fire for his controversial support of stop-and-frisk policies that targeted mainly black and Hispanic residents. The criticism has […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg is under fire for resurfaced comments in which he says the way to bring down murder rates is to “put a lot of cops” in minority neighborhoods because that’s where “all the crime is.” The billionaire and former New York mayor made the comments at a 2015 appearance at the […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg is under fire for resurfaced comments in which the Democratic presidential candidate says the way to bring down murder rates is to “put a lot of cops” in minority neighborhoods because that’s where “all the crime is.” The billionaire and former New York City mayor made the comments at a […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg expressed regret on Tuesday for the impact his hard-line policing tactics had on minorities during his time as New York City mayor and pledged during a meeting with advocates of reform to focus on criminal justice if elected president. “One of the things I look back and regret is […]

Donald Trump has “revived” Stop and Frisk by police in Chicago and he’d like to have it implemented nationwide. Rev. Al Sharpton calls this an act of racism. He says that Trump is, “dog whistling the bigots.” Especially because when the issue was taken to court in New York it was found that the policy […]

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of six black and Latino plaintiffs who say they’ve been […]

A study finds that the stress of dealing with racism contributes to the academic achievement gap. Part of the solution is reinforcing positive racial identity.

Massachusetts' high court says there's nothing suspicious about a Black man fleeing the cops. The justices threw out a conviction based on that premise.

Massachusetts' high court says there's nothing suspicious about a Black man fleeing the cops. The justices threw out a conviction based on that premise.

Chicago police routinely violate the constitutional rights of mostly African-Americans who have not committed any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week, reports…

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers initiated stop, question and frisk encounters at a much higher rate last summer than their New York City counterparts ever did, and just like with New York’s heavily criticized program, Chicago blacks and other racial minorities were disproportionately targeted, according to a civil liberties group. The American Civil Liberties […]

Fear of the Ebola virus has spread to the halls of higher education, spurring decisions to shun Africans in the name of safety.  According to reports,…