NY Attorney General Letitia James announces new law to hold police officers accountable for unjustified and excessive use of force

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on May 21, 2021, legislation to change New York State’s laws governing police violence to strengthen prosecutors’ ability to hold police officers accountable for unjustified and excessive use of force. The Police Accountability … Read More

Harlem leaders and advocates react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes and 29 seconds, came as a shock to many in the Black community. … Read More

Canaan Baptist Church hosts press conference in Harlem to address police violence against Black citizens

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Rev. Thomas D. Johnson, senior pastor of Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, invited his Christian counterparts and local elected officials to address Police violence against Black citizens, on April 14, 2021. During the press conference, … Read More

Keyon Harrold Jr.’s family files racial profiling lawsuit against Arlo Hotels and Miya Ponsetto

Photo credit: Sami Disu Civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin Crump, co-counsel Paul Napoli, and the family of Keyon Harrold Jr. held a press conference on March 24, 2021 at City Hall Park to announce the filing of a … Read More

Attorney General James’ Motion to Release Grand Jury Proceedings Related to Daniel Prude’s Death Granted

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that a judge granted her motion to unseal and publicly release the grand jury minutes related to the investigation of Daniel Prude’s death.  “As I have contended throughout my entire career, there can … Read More

Keyon Harrold Jr’s parents, Reverend Al Sharpton and Ben Crump all call for a boycott of Arlo Hotels

Photos credit: Adrian Childress The parents of Keyon Harrold Jr., Keyon Harrold Sr. and Kat Rodriguez, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and Reverend Al Sharpton held a news conference on Monday, January 11, 2021 calling … Read More

George Floyd’s family to hire forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden after Hennepin County Medical Examiner found cause of death was not asphyxiation

The legal team representing the family of George Floyd announced in a statement that George Floyd’s family will hire an independent medical examiner to conduct their own autopsy after the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found that Floyd’s cause of death … Read More

Former Minnesota police officer Dereck Chauvin arrested

John Mark Harrington, the current Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, just announced that former Minneapolis police officer Dereck Chauvin was taken into custody. He did not specify what the charges were. National outcry followed the now viral … Read More

When will the cold-blooded murder of unarmed Black men in America stop?

A couple of days after the third man involved in the killing of unarmed jogger Ahmaud Arbery was finally arrested in Georgia, the Black birdwatcher Christian Cooper had the police called on him, on Memorial Day, for allegedly “threatening” a … Read More

Coronavirus : The fiasco of the “not racist” NYPD enforcing social distancing continues at the expense of Black and brown New Yorkers

“We also have to recognize that police officers are human,” Police Commissioner Shea said this week during the City’s daily briefing. “They make mistakes, they’re not infallible. So, that’s the backdrop. But I will push back strongly on any notion … Read More

Video : Black Jogger Ahmaud Arbery’s shooters arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation

On May 7, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Gregory McMichael, age 64, and Travis McMichael, age 34, for the death of Ahmaud Arbery.  They were both charged with murder and aggravated assault.  The McMichaels were taken into … Read More

Video : This is how black jogger Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood by two white men

Unarmed 25-year-old man, Ahmaud Arbery, was killed by a father and a son in Brunswick, GA, on February 23, 2020 while he was jogging. The father and son, Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael, are going about their business in Georgia … Read More

Rev. Al Sharpton calls for immediate investigation into the killing of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of National Action Network (NAN), is demanding an immediate investigation into the case of an unarmed 25-year-old man, Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed by a father and a son in Brunswick, … Read More