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Donald Trump, along with his henchman, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions promised to make his administration a ‘law and order’ administration. In direct response to the non-violent protests of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was itself organized to respond to police violence against Black civilians, Trump vowed to create a ‘police-friendly’ administration. The three executive orders […]

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the U.S. on Thursday evening.

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday closed a probe prompted by the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray. It concluded Baltimore police officers regularly violate the constitutional rights of Black residents through the use of excessive force, unlawful searches and arrests, and racial discrimination.

A federal court orders Cleveland, Mississippi to desegregate its secondary schools. The judge approved a Justice Department plan to consolidate the middle and high schools.

A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement to overhaul the local police department in Ferguson, Mo. and address racially biased policing that often violated the rights of black residents in the St. Louis suburb.

A new study shows that Blacks are more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than Whites in states where recreational marijuana has been legalized.

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Illinois AG Lisa Madigan asked the DOJ's Civil Rights Division to determine if the department's practices violate federal law.

President Obama today is announcing legislation that will remove a requirement for job applicants to check a box if they have a criminal record. This will be mandated in the federal government’s hiring process. While this rule used to be seen as a way for potential employers to screen criminal backgrounds, it has increasingly led […]

Noting the historically contentious relationship between Black communities and law enforcement, Attorney General Loretta Lynch discussed how Sandra Bland’s death is a prime example of…

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It’s about time. After five months in political limbo, Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday as the first African American female U.S. Attorney General and will…

In 2012, a transgender woman Ashley Diamond, was arrested on burglary charges and was housed in a correctional facility with men. Although Diamond had been…

Just one day after the New York Times reported the Department of Justice was set to fault the Ferguson, Mo. police department for making racially biased traffic…