There was a time when I vowed to never bring another black child into this world. "For what?" I thought. "To be beaten, to be caged, to be taught to hate himself and everyone who shares the same skin as him?"
A report that the NYPD has allegedly planted guns on suspects in Flatbush, Brooklyn, further fuels the mystery surrounding the shooting death of a black teenager at the hands of plainclothes cops there last year.
News reports on protests that focus on broken windows or a shop's momentary loss of income are missing the broader context of why people take to the streets to demand change.
The autopsy report offers some insight into what happened to the 22-year-old, but mostly serves to inspire a bunch of new indignant questions about how the police could claim he shoot himself in the backseat of a cop car.
The autopsy report offers some insight into what happened to the 22-year-old, but mostly serves to inspire a bunch of new indignant questions about how the police could claim he shot himself in the backseat of a cop car.
The cops launched a trending topic about how awful they are.
Nicholas Heyward is a haunted man. He is one of many New Yorkers who have lost loved ones to the police. The tragedy Heyward suffered has turned him into an activist. These days he spends much of his time calling for the Justice Department to review...
The Underachievers have managed to rise up out of their Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush. But it wasn't long ago that they were getting stopped and frisked by the cops, just like the other hundreds of thousands of black and Latino male New Yorkers. I...
Daily demonstrations in Flatbush began two weeks ago, after 16-year-old Kimani Gray was gunned down by two plainclothes cops with lengthy histories of misconduct, who ambushed the young man on the street, jumping from a vehicle and discharging seven...