To the people who know him, it’s unfathomable that Kaleb Belay, 25, could have provoked a police officer to shoot him multiple times. Yet, Philadelphia police say that’s just what happened Wednesday on the 4900 block of Hazel Avenue in West Philadelphia. “I just can’t see him being an aggressive person toward anybody,” said Nazareth […]

Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage a racist and homophobic attack on him and pose as supporters of President Donald Trump because he was unhappy with his pay on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” Chicago’s police chief said on Thursday. Smollett, who is black and openly gay, was arrested on Thursday and charged […]

With the number of murders in the city rising to 319, the highest in six years, overtime spending has simultaneously been cut, leading detectives, union officials and even prosecutors to cry foul.  In 2016, just 1 out of 3 murders was solved. In 2010, the rate was much higher–2 out of 3. The homicide unit’s […]

A retired Philadelphia police officer has been charged with civil rights violations for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while on duty more than two years ago, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Thomas O’Neill, 47, is accused of assaulting the woman inside his squad car on July 3, 2016, court documents show. The woman, who is black, […]

A Philadelphia police officer was shot in a thigh Wednesday morning when he and his partner “interrupted a shooting” in Kensington and got into a gun battle with at least one of the suspects, Police Commissioner Richard Ross said. Officer Paul Sulock, 31, was in stable condition and in good spirits at Temple University Hospital […]

There was a celebratory feel to Larry Krasner’s inauguration as Philadelphia’s new district attorney, because, as Krasner phrased it, his ascension to the office was the culmination of a movement. It was a movement led by the disenfranchised, a movement stoked by activists, a movement that succeeded thanks to votes cast by people of color […]


Rodney James Hess, 36, was fatally shot by a Tennessee police official on Thursday.

According to Upper Darby Police, two SEPTA commuter trains collided Tuesday morning at the 69th Street Terminal this morning about 8:30. The incident occured inside the circle of the rail yard. Just a few passengers were the trains involved at the time of the head-on collision. They were not hurt, but there were some SEPTA employees […]

Brian Courtney Wilson talked with Erica Campbell and GRIFF about the inspiration for his new song.

On Wednesday, a North Carolina prosecutor announced that Police Officer Brentley Vinson, who is also Black, "acted lawfully" and will not be charged for shooting and killing 43-year-old Scott.

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot by a White Cleveland police officer while playing with a toy gun.

Two Iowa police officers were shot and killed while sitting in their cars on Wednesday in two separate shootings that took place 20 minutes apart in different locations.