Hundreds gathered at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland to commemorate the death of Oscar Grant in 2009. The event was sponsored by the Oscar Grant Foundation and featured dozens of speakers who denounced police killings of black men.
Watch: Rapist Daniel Holtzclaw's Guilty Verdicts Read in OKC Court
From OKC Fox: Former Oklahoma City Police Department officer Daniel Holtzclaw has been found guilty on 18 charges, including rape and sexual battery.
The verdict came back Thursday evening in Oklahoma County Court. Holtzclaw was found guilty of 18 of his 36 charges, the ranging from first degree rape to sexual battery. Holtzclaw was found guilty on four counts of first degree rape, one count of second degree rape, six counts of sexual battery, four counts of forcible oral sodomy and three co...
Brazilian Badminton Sways to Samba | The New York Times
The favela of Chacrinha in Rio de Janeiro is home to Brazil's first Olympic badminton player. His father, Sebastião Dias de Oliveira, explains how he introduced badminton to the community using samba. (The New York Times)
Elon James White of This Week in Blackness TV:"This was at 5:45 yesterday (8/13/14). The police had locked down Ferguson so we had to get in on foot..we cut across backyards to get inside the police line...there were children playing basketball and just folks on the street talking. But once we turned the corner of the block, thats when we hit the wall of police again but this time we were with the protestors. At a certain point as opposed to just containing the area they started marching to...
Meet the Vodou Priestess Summoning Healing Spirits in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Broadly teams up with Academy Award-winning director, Lucy Walker in search of healing in Haiti. We travel to the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti to join Priestess Manbo Katy as she summons the spirits to help heal her community. (Vice)
Graphic Warning: John Crawford III Shot While Holding Toy Gun
John Crawford III holds a toy gun in an Ohio Wal-Mart. The surveillance video shows him moments before the shooting and his killing by police. An Ohio grand jury has declined to indict any officers in his death.
John Crawford III Moments Before Shooting by Ohio Law Enforcement
John Crawford III enters a Wal-Mart, picks up a toy rifle and walks around the store. This video, shown to the media in Ohio, is surveillance footage from the store which captures Crawford's movements around the story.
Philadelphia Cops Beat and Tase Black Man While He Screams for His Grandma
A new video out of Philadelphia shows a young Black man being severely beaten and tased by Philadelphia officers in what can only remind you of Rodney King. On April 3 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tyree Carroll, 22, was riding his bike on Locust Avenue in Germantown--near his home where he lives with his grandmother Nancy Carroll.
Nigeria: Released Chibok Girls in Emotional Family Reunions
Some of the schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram have been reunited with their families. Twenty-one girls were freed on Thursday, more than two and a half years after they were kidnapped by the armed group. Some families have taken days to reach the capital Abuja to be reunited with their girls. (Al Jazeera English)
Texas Police Violently Slam Teacher To The Ground Twice & Say Black People Have Violent Tendencies
Patrol car video publicly released Thursday shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have "violent tendencies" and whites are justifiably afraid.