Two U.S. police officers dismissed over fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

One of the U.S. police officers who shot Black emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor in Louisville and the officer who prepared the warrant for the botched raid during which she was killed in her apartment have been dismissed, their union said. Taylor was fatally shot when police entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky on March… Read More Two U.S. police officers dismissed over fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

Wisconsin prosecutors clear white police officer of charges in shooting of Black man

Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday cleared a white police officer of criminal charges in the shooting a Black man from behind in the presence of his young children, leaving him paralyzed and triggering deadly protests that inflamed U.S. racial tensions. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley found officer Rusten Sheskey acted in self-defense while responding to… Read More Wisconsin prosecutors clear white police officer of charges in shooting of Black man

Ohio police officer Adam Coy fired for fatal shooting of unarmed Black man

A white police officer in Columbus, Ohio, was fired on Monday for fatally shooting an unarmed Black man last week in what the city’s police chief deemed an “unreasonable use of deadly force,” the city’s public safety director said. The dismissal of Adam Coy, a 19-year veteran of the Columbus police force, followed the recommendation… Read More Ohio police officer Adam Coy fired for fatal shooting of unarmed Black man

Protests erupt following fatal beating of Black man at Carrefour store in Brazil

More than 1,000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store. The killing, which has sparked protests across Brazil, occurred late on Thursday when a store employee called security after the man threatened to attack… Read More Protests erupt following fatal beating of Black man at Carrefour store in Brazil

Philadelphia imposes curfew following protests over police shooting of Black man

Philadelphia will impose a city-wide curfew starting Wednesday at 9 p.m. to try to quell the looting and violence that marred two nights of protests over the police killing of a Black man who was under mental duress, the mayor’s office said. The curfew will run through Thursday at 6 a.m., the officer of Philadelphia… Read More Philadelphia imposes curfew following protests over police shooting of Black man

Protests erupt in Louisville following ruling on Breonna Taylor shooting

Two police officers were shot and wounded late on Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky, during protests of a grand jury ruling decried by civil rights activists as a miscarriage of justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor in March. The grand jury decided that none of the three white officers involved in the deadly… Read More Protests erupt in Louisville following ruling on Breonna Taylor shooting

Naomi Osaka wins Grand Slam title, advocates for racial justice

Naomi Osaka capped a transformative U.S. Open with another Grand Slam title and a challenge to the millions watching across the globe on Saturday to “start talking” about racial justice. Striding into Arthur Ashe Stadium for her first-round match 12 days ago, Osaka put her activism front-and-center from the start, wearing a mask to honor… Read More Naomi Osaka wins Grand Slam title, advocates for racial justice

NBA, other sports postpone games following boycott over racial injustice

The National Basketball Association (NBA) postponed all three playoff games on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic to protest racial injustice, triggering similar moves across other sports. The action by the Wisconsin-based team follows the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the city… Read More NBA, other sports postpone games following boycott over racial injustice