I find the lackluster attempts by the current administration to reach out to law enforcement killed in the line of duty at great variance with Obama's very public and impassioned responses to the police shooting of people of questionable character.
A group is seeking to have the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, a Northwest Baltimore pastor and activist, uninvited as keynote speaker of a Martin Luther King Day breakfast in Florida after learning he has preached that homosexuality is "a sin."
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Thursday declined to say whether she hoped to see the trials of the officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray moved outside the city, adding "I have no dog in that fight."
With the parents of Michael Brown in his congregation, the pastor of a North Baltimore AME church announced an initiative Sunday aimed at educating people on what they should and should not do when stopped by police
With the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Missouri weighing on their minds, politicians, church leaders and members of the public gathered at a Northwest Baltimore Church Tuesday night to consider the relationship between black people and the police.
I am African-American. Each time a cab zooms past to pick up a white passenger instead of me, each time I walk into a company dressed for a meeting and reception directs me to the messenger entrance I am reminded. We have a problem. It's a problem that is not just about race, but also about social and economic class. It is about automatic assumptions made on first sight, with little or no rational thought.
Hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the Inner Harbor Thursday evening to protest police misconduct and brutality and stand in solidarity with residents of Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old has sparked days of civil unrest.
Philanthropic groups, including the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, will collectively spend $200 million on programs intended to help young black and Hispanic men as part of an initiative President Barack Obama will announce at the White House on Thursday.
I feel like my husband and I are in the midst of this never-ending war, the same war that my parents and my grandparents fought. It is the same war that black people have been fighting in this country since American slavery was first legalized. This war is simply to keep our boys safe in a society that devalues them, suspects them, fears them and often dismisses them. It is a war that I now fear I am losing.
The woman who was riding in a vehicle with Tyrone West moments before he died in police custody said he fought with officers but continued to be hit after he gave up, according to a recording of her interview with police.
The resignation of NAACP president Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time for U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential successor.