Wyclef Jean is taking on the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. After sheriff deputies wrongly arrested him, mistaking him for an armed robber, the music artist condemned their actions on Twitter, at first believing they were the LAPD. https://twitter.com/wyclef/status/844172699379224579 https://twitter.com/wyclef/status/844171988977442816 The sheriff’s department issued an apology and a report of the incident, but Jean is not having […]
Muhammad Ali's son and his ex-wife, Khalilah Camacho-Ali headed to Washington, D.C. Thursday for a forum with lawmakers and discussed ending racial profiling and President Donald Trump's muslim ban.
If you were logged in to social media today, you likely saw that Delta Airlines and Adam Saleh were trending all day and continue to trend into the evening hours. It all started when popular YouTuber star Adam Saleh and a friend were on a Delta flight that was set to takeoff, when Saleh said […]
An African-American couple filed a lawsuit Thursday against Barneys in New York City for harassing them when they tried to return high-priced designer jeans and a scarf.
The former North Charleston South Carolina police officer who was charged with the murder of Walter Scott—a 50-year-old Black man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop—has asked that the state court move his murder trial out of Charleston.
“The two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery,” the officer says. “The driver looks more like one of our suspects, just ‘cause of the wide set nose,” the officer continues.
Supreme Court justice Manuel Mendez says Macy's abused a state law statue that allows retailers to temporarily detain and fine said persons. The state law was created to prevent teens who were detained for allegedly shoplifting from racking up criminal records.
About a dozen Black NYPD officers filed a lawsuit against their department claiming they were pressured to implement racism in their practices.
Trayon Christian was awarded $45,000 from the company this week. The incident happened in April 2013, when the then 19-year-old went to the Manhattan location to purchase a $348 Ferragamo belt. Barneys employees allegedly believed he bought the belt with a fraudulent credit card.
Antonio Ammons, 18, was arrested by a resource officer at Bolivar Central High School along with another student for "indecent exposure" in November.
Ben Carson dismissed the fact that Black men and women are being disproportionately targeted by police, saying he needed more "evidence" that profiling exists in law enforcement.
Roker's experience is not unique -- cabs passing Black men and women is a decades-long problem that has both been addressed through the lens of racial profiling and comedic fodder.