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Derek Chauvin convicted of murder in death of George Floyd

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the...

Family, activists demand answers in officer-involved shooting of 28-year-old 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Desmon Ray Jr. had a big smile and even bigger heart, remembered family members during a candlelight vigil Thursday...

How Jefferson County (AL) Judges Balanced Safety and Justice in Pandemic

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Just because there were no jury trials in Jefferson County between mid-March and November 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Texas officer charged with murder after killing 31-year-old Black man

MSN News A Texas police officer stands charged with murder in the shooting of a 31-year-old Black man after a preliminary investigation determined his actions...

Multi-million settlement reached in Breonna Taylor lawsuit

By Dylan Lovan Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices...

Naomi Osaka made sure Black lives mattered at the US Open

By Soraya Nadia McDonald The Undefeated Naomi Osaka made sure Black lives mattered as she pursued her third Grand Slam victory at the 2020 US Open. Throughout...

Family, activists decry shooting death of Black man by L.A. County...

MSN News Monday's shooting death of Dijon Kizzee, 29, has elicited fresh waves of outcry and outrage, as well as renewed calls for law enforcement...

Minnesota Passes Police Reform Bill Two Months After George Floyd’s Death

By Nina Golgowski Black Voices Nearly two months after George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck, lawmakers in Minnesota have passed...

Birmingham-Area Activists: This is More Than a ‘Hype Moment’

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times (Second of two parts on fight against racial injustice from Birmingham) For local activist Erica Robbins, 38, the fight for...

BLM Birmingham Member Looking To Build Statewide Chapters

By Ameera Steward For the Birmingham Times Upcoming goals for BLM Birmingham include work on a people’s budget, a participatory budget for the city that can...

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