Shannon J. Miles and Darren Goforth"Cops' lives matter, too, so why don't we drop the qualifier and say lives matter?"HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF RON HICKMAN
Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."
The arrest of Shannon J. Miles - who has a criminal history...Read more
Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, was arrested in April on charges of stealing a Zebra Cake, Mountain Dew and Snickers bar from a 7-Eleven in Portsmouth, Va.
A 24-year-old black man was found dead in a Virginia jail cell after he was held without bail for four months over an alleged theft of $5 worth of groceries, reports the Guardian.
Jamycheal Mitchell, who reportedly suffered from mental illness and may have starved himself to death, was discovered in his cell...Read more
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that his plans to improve the economy for black Americans is why he is leading in the polls with black voters, though at least one recent poll disputes Trump's claim.
"I lead with almost every group, including with the African-American groups," Trump told reporters at an event in Greenville, South Carolina. "I have tremendous support."
Quinnipiac University released a national poll Thursday showing that while Trump is leading the Republican...Read more
Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school.
A statement posted on the university's website identified the deceased as Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area. The statement says he died at a hospital from gunshot wounds sustained during an altercation at the student union Thursday evening.
Loretta Heyward, a spokeswoman for the university, told The Associated Press the campus lockdown was lifted...Read more
The family of a former TV reporter who gunned down two ex-colleagues during a live broadcast reacted with grief and sadness Wednesday.
"It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we express our deepest condolences to the families of Alison Parker and Adam Ward. We are also praying for the recovery of Vicki Gardner," the family of gunman Vester Flanagan said in a statement.
"Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with the victims' families...Read more
Al Sharpton is losing his daily show on MSNBC, with the network saying he'll be downshifted to the weekend. The move is one among many changes at the network as it moves away from commentary and towards breaking news coverage.
Sharpton's "Politics Nation" has aired at 6 p.m. EDT on weeknights for the past four years at the ratings-challenged news network. MSNBC is in the midst of wholesale changes under NBC News boss Andrew Lack, deemphasizing...Read more
Peggy Hubbard, a St. Louis mother now living in Rockford, Ill., posted a Facebook video rant railing against the #BlackLivesMatter movement last Thursday. The video has since gone viral and blasted the activists for not turning their efforts against combating what seems to be framed as Black-On-Black crimes and instead focusing on police brutality.
The video, which now has over 7 million views, has been shared across various social media platforms. It was sparked by the tragic death of 9-year-old...Read more