Civil rights

Mistrial Declared in Trial of Ex-Officer Accused in Breonna Taylor Civil Rights Case, Jury Left Deadlocked

Brett Hankison had faced life in prison, but jurors could not come to an agreement on his guilt.
Equal Justice Initiative, Kiss Case

Two Black Men Recount Their Childhood Trauma of Being Arrested, Jailed, and Beaten After White Girl Kissed Them on the Cheek

In one fateful moment, the lives of James Hanover Thompson and David Simpson were forever changed, destroying their childhood innocence and perpetually tying them to “The Kissing Case.”

Philadelphia Event Focuses On Keeping Civil Rights Movement Stories Alive

Former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young and other icons commemorated 10 years of Comcast’s ‘Voices of the Civil Rights Movement.’

Hooters To Pay Black Workers $650,000 In Lawsuit Settlement

The employees claimed they were subject to ‘racist comments and discriminatory hiring practices’ by the management team of the restaurant.
March on Washington

BET INDEX: New March, Same Dream

Watch the latest episode of BET INDEX to explore how far Black people have come 60 years after the inaugural March on Washington.

DOJ Opens Investigation Into Memphis Police Conduct, Months After Tyre Nichols' Death

‘Every person is entitled to constitutional and non-discriminatory policing,’ Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke says.

New York City To Pay George Floyd Protesters $13 Million In Civil Rights Settlement

Each of the 1,380 plaintiffs in the case will be awarded $9,950.

NAACP To Move Its Headquarters To Washington D.C.

The nation’s oldest civil rights organization has called Baltimore home since 1986