JESSE J. HOLLAND / The Associated PressOct 2, 2018
The Times Picayune's Jarvis DeBerry and others wonder why the crimes of young African-Americans are so rarely treated as youthful folly. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 31, 2017
Cleveland police officials' disciplinary moves against the two officers aren't a direct result of the 2014 killing of the 12-year-old African-American boy. Rice's mother calls the latest actions "deeply disappointing." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJan 12, 2017
A legal scholar and a cop-turned-reform-advocate face off against a journalist and a cop-turned-lawyer on the hot question of whether American law enforcement is racist. Dig deeper ( 73 Min. Read )
Eugene Robinson / TruthdigDec 9, 2016
A jury in North Charleston, S.C., could not agree that Michael Slager committed a crime when he fired five shots into Walter Scott's back, forcing the judge in the case to declare a mistrial. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
By Amy Goodman and Denis MoynihanJul 21, 2016
At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, a large contingent of Indiana State Police, riot cops and police on horseback was deployed to contain 15 women and one man from Code Pink and their 500 tennis balls. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Sonali Kolhatkar / TruthdigJun 2, 2016
In comparison with a hundred other news stories from around the world of social, political and human significance, the gorilla story was utterly insignificant. A kid's life was at stake, and the gorilla was killed. That is as it should be. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Emma Niles / TruthdigMar 18, 2016
After demonstrations by Black Lives Matter over the 2014 police killing of Laquan McDonald, Chicago-area voters rejected longtime official Anita Alvarez in a primary this week. Sonali Kolhatkar speaks to journalist Sarah Macaraeg about political activism in the city. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 13, 2016
Nonracism is a “moral stance, an entire code for living your life and dealing with all the injustice in the world by not doing a damn thing,” says author Marlon James. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / Truthdig and Kevin ZeeseJan 8, 2016
The longtime political activist pinpoints what activists should be paying attention to in the new year, including the killing of people of color by the government through police violence, the climate crisis and the duopoly scam of American politics. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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