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A man who was arrested during the Baltimore protests -- sparked by the death of a 25-year-old unarmed Black man in police custody -- is suing the police department for excessive force, wrongful arrest and battery.

Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old Chicago native who was found dead in a Texas jail cell in July, committed suicide because her family and friends failed to post her bond after she was arrested for a minor traffic violation.

On Monday, President Obama unveiled a series of initiatives to overhaul the criminal justice system. Here's how the reforms will help Blacks and other people of color.

Seven inmates were given a combined total punishment of 7,150 days, or 19.75 years, of solitary confinement at the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC).

Fathers in prison facing high debt over unpaid child support payments will have the opportunity to "press pause" with a new program.

Friday's sentencing came after Conrad Alvin Barrett, 29, plead guilty over the summer. In December 2013, Barrett -- who was 27 at the time -- was charged with a hate crime for punching 79-year-old Roy Coleman, fracturing the man's jaw in two places.

During an appearance on the Iowa radio program Mickelson in the Morning, Republican candidate Mike Huckabee agreed when the conservative host used a bible verse to justify selling poor people into slavery.

California governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation for a new law designed to guard people of color against racial profiling at the hands of police…

The Department of Justice is preparing to release about 6,000 nonviolent inmates from federal prison at the end of the month.

Columbus Short has been able to avoid jail time for a felony assault after knocking a guy out at a West Los Angeles restaurant in…

A New York City man who stole baby formula from a Pathmark supermarket last Thursday was charged with two counts of grand larceny

DMX is as mad as a pitbull dog on a chain during a hot summer day!  Why???  He has learned that his son, Xavier, is selling his platinum records while he’s in jail! Reportedly, Xavier obtained the platinum records and other items when his dad, DMX, came to live with him and his mom in […]