Civil Rights & Social Justice

The International Olympic Committee reissued their stance on barring political speech or silent acts of protest at the games, with a specific reference to the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Garrett Rolfe, who was fired for killing Rayshard Brooks, was reinstated as an officer with the Atlanta Police Department after an independent panel determined that he was denied certain rights during the appeal process to get his job back.

Police in Mesquite, Texas, shot and killed Ashton Pinke while responding to a 911 call reportedly intended to seek a mental health wellness check, according to the lawyer representing his family.

Mikayla Miller, a Black teenage girl, was found hanging from a tree in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, a mostly white suburb of Boston. Her mother has reportedly described the death as a lynching.

Rev. Al Sharpton's eulogy at Andrew Brown Jr.'s funeral called out South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott's much-debated claim that "America is not a racist country."

Lingering unanswered questions surrounding the high-profile police shooting Andrew Brown Jr. was looming large ahead of his funeral in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Five white farmers sued USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in his official capacity, alleging reverse discrimination for granting federal aid to Black farmers, in particular.

Ma'Khia Bryant will be laid to rest in Columbus, Ohio on Friday at 1p.m. at the First Church of God where Bishop Timothy J. Clarke presides.  

Facebook posts by North Carolina Superior Court Judge Jeffery Foster, who blocked the public release of bodycam video from Andrew Brown Jr.'s police killing in Elizabeth City, suggest he has pro-police bias.

The racially sparked riots lasted more than six days, with thousands of Angelenos taking to the streets in an especially violent display of protest. Fifty-three people were killed and more than two thousand were said to be injured.

A prosecutor argued there was legal justification for police officers shooting and killing Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and demanded the continued delayed release of bodycam footage

Brandon Mitchell recalled feeling "stress" and "pressure," but not to deliver a guilty verdict. Instead, he said, it was having to repeatedly see the explicit video footage of George Floyd being killed that took an emotional toll on him.