Civil Rights & Social Justice

In bodycam footage released by the Springfield Police Department and obtained by WICS and WRSP last month, Dartavius Barnes can be heard pleading for officers to return his daughter's ashes once they discover the urn in his car. 

Prominent Black civil rights leaders, politicians, and activists unloaded on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin after the West Virginia politician doubled down on his decision to vote against the For the People Act.

As UNC continues to process the national blowback for denying tenure to award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Black professor and highly sought chemist declined a position with the university.

The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation is investing in Tulsa making it an innovative, collaborative, and thriving city, by prioritizing BIPOC entrepreneurs, women business owners, and small businesses.

Activists and some of Floyd's supporters feel reopening the street is premature because ongoing talks involving city officials have not yet come to a resolution on how to move forward.

A reflection of the country they represent, Harris, along with other Black women leaders within the Biden administration, leverage their platforms to elevate issues impacting Black and other communities of color that past administrations have overlooked.

With the one-year mark since George Floyd's murder, here's what's changed on the national police reform front -- and what hasn't -- since that fateful Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

Almost a year shy of violently wielding a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters during the height of the movement in St. Louis, Missouri, Mark McCloksey, a Republican provocateur, has announced his plans to run for Senate.

Pasquotank County District Attorney R. Andrew Womble has determined that the police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, was "justified."

Mikayla's supporters plan to march to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan's office on May 21 to call for her resignation and to pressure law enforcement to turn the case over to the FBI.