Civil Rights & Social Justice

Civil rights attorney and Texas attorney general candidate Lee Merritt is seeking donations to help Shaun King pay for moving from his home exposed by a right-wing tabloid. But there is lingering scrutiny of anything having to do with King and fundraising.

An Atlanta police sergeant was fired after a viral video showed him kicking a handcuffed woman in the face as she lay on the ground in front of him. But a cop who didn't stop the police brutality was not punished.

A local chapter of the NAACP is investigating if racism was involved when two white boys at the camp in Martha's Vineyard placed tent straps around the neck of a Black boy, leaving the 8-year-old camper with "an abrasion."

Recognition of the need for pay equity must consider the economic conditions within which Black women exist, addressing persisting disparities in pay and devaluation of jobs commonly held by Black women.

A young white police officer in suburban Dallas is under investigation after a Black woman accused him of brutalizing her teenage daughter for "simply walking home" in Forney, Texas.

A local attorney sparked a conversation about whether Atlanta is really a mecca for Black people after a video surfaced of an Atlanta police officer kicking a woman in the face.

There is probable cause to criminally charge trigger-happy Wisconsin police officer Joseph Mensah, who has a history of killing suspects, for the fatal shooting of a Black man named Jay Anderson Jr. in 2016, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

Recent cases in Colorado and Atlanta suggest that cops who stand by and watch their partners use police brutality and other misconduct on suspects who don't pose a threat are increasingly being punished for aiding and abetting. there could be growing accountability for police brutality on the city and state levels for members of law enforcement who don't de-escalate and use force as a first resort.

A grassroots campaign to change the way the city administers public safety won a victory last week, successfully adding a question to the ballot for upcoming municipal elections regarding whether to replace the existing police department with a Department of Public Safety.

A police sergeant in Atlanta shown on video kicking an apparently handcuffed woman in the face while his partner stands by idly has been suspended without pay, but only after the graphic footage was made public.