Patrick Lyoya Got Pulled Over for His License Plate. The Cop Shot Him in the Head.
Grand Rapids police finally released footage of Patrick Lyoya’s fatal shooting after more than a week of uncertainty and protests.
What We Know About the No-Knock Raid Killing of Amir Locke
Locke, 22, was a delivery driver and an aspiring musician. His family is calling his death an “execution.”
Racist Bomb Threats at HBCUs Are Demoralizing Black Students: ‘It’s a Brutal Realization’
The recent wave of bomb threats are a stark reminder that race will be a major factor in how the world sees the student—regardless of where they are.
Black Hair in Video Games Is Terrible. These 3D Artists Are Changing That.
The Open Source Afro Hair Library, slated to launch on Juneteenth 2023, will be the gaming world’s first free database of 3D-modeled Black hairstyles.
Jersey City’s New Police Chief Has Never Been a Cop
Should a civilian run the police? Jersey City thinks so.
Black TikTokers Are Tired of Not Getting Paid for the Moves You Stole
TikTok stars have gotten famous off dance moves they took from Black influencers on the same platform.
‘He Had My Gun’: Ahmaud Arbery’s Killer Claims It Was Self-Defense
“He struck me. It was obvious that he was attacking me, that if he would have gotten the shotgun from me, this was a life-or-death situation.”
The War on Urban Dirt Biking
Cities around the country have cracked down on dirt biking. But the riders, mostly people of color, have nowhere else to go.
Pig-Poop Lagoons Are Huge Polluters. A ‘Green’ Solution Might Make Them Dirtier.
The world’s largest pork processor says it has a “green” solution that could cover up some of the enormous pits. But not everyone is convinced.
Alabama Wants to Spend $400 Million in COVID Relief Money to Build Prisons
Just last month, Alabama hospitals were on the brink of collapsing under the weight of the Delta variant’s rampage through the South.
She Owes Over $12K for 911 Calls. Now She Could Lose Her Home.
An anti-“nuisance” law in South Euclid, Ohio, allows the city to fine residents if the cops repeatedly show up at their house.
Thousands More Haitians Are Heading to the US-Mexico Border
“It’s going to be a hot mess, to put it lightly,” said one expert. “We are talking about at least 20,000 Haitians making their way right now through Central America.”