Civil Rights & Social Justice

Both books discuss perspectives and experiences not commonly represented in literature, providing a more representative selection for students. Claims that the content is “pornographic” are unfounded.  

His release comes over 42 years after he was convicted of a triple homicide. It is the longest wrongful conviction in Missouri History and one of the longest in the country.

Large police settlements cannot replace the loss of loved ones and often do little to deter police behavior. A report from Five Thiry-Eight and The Marshall Project documented the millions paid out by cities annually and the difficulty with holding police departments accountable.  

Rev. Jesse Jackson was with all the smoke for attorney Kevin Gough during the latest proceedings in Ahmaud Arbery's murder trial, seated right with Ahmaud's mom, Wanda Cooper-Jones, at the Glynn County Courthouse.

Fred Hampton was only 21 years old when he was killed on Dec. 4, 1969, but his political, social and revolutionary legacy stands the test of time through these 10 quotes.

Black Lives Matter activist Derrick Ingram filed a lawsuit against the NYPD on Wednesday after a 5-hour police stand-off at his home last summer.

In light of previously withheld body-cam footage that showed Ronald Greene was beaten by Louisiana State Police officers, the FBI ordered Greene's autopsy to be reexamined and it turns out the cops were lying about the car crash causing his injuries.

85-year-old Claudette Colvin has been on probation since 1955, after she was arrested for refusing to sit on the back of a segregated bus in Alabama.

You know—maybe it's about time we unofficially rename Halloween "White People, Don't Get Yourselves Beat TF Up" Day.

It appears that a Karen by way of Virginia Beach is hoping to ban one of Morrison's most important pieces of literature from her school district, along with works by other Black authors that deal in themes of race.

Since Gruden's resignation, Colin Kaepernick has been trending on social media. Many folks are inferring that Gruden’s resignation proves that the former quarterback for the San Fransico 49ers who lost his job after kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality was right about the NFL all along.

The system Is not broken; it is working as Intended. Internal guidance for the Department of Justice explained that action against law enforcement is governed by a federal criminal statute 18 U.S.C. § 242, which states in part: "Whoever, under color of any law, …willfully subjects any person…to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States [shall be guilty of a crime]."