Aiyana Stanley-Jones

The imagery is striking—the four cops are stand behind Grinnell in black hoods, masks or shades so that their faces are covered, and the way in which Grinnell speaks brings to mind terrorist gangsters, and not police officers.

Alton Sterling’s death at the hands of Baton Rouge police officers and the recent shooting of Philando Castile, who was shot by Minnesota police during a routine traffic stop, are just two of many that fall into the same category ― Black people being assaulted and killed by police while performing normal, day-to-day tasks.

In the wake of Symone Marshall, who died in jail last month in Walker County, Texas, NewsOne remembers other African-American women who have died in the custody of law enforcement officers in recent years. Marshall, 22, passed away on April 26 following an arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to […]

“While we've witnessed entire cities rise up to resist the murders of Black men, the murders of Black women continue to go largely ignored. It's time to remember and lift up the most marginalized victims of state brutality.”

They gathered in darkness. At around 5:00 am on a foggy, cool San Francisco morning, the women came to paint their bodies, and to participate in a grounding exercise before they began. As the sun rose they took the BART and ventured to Market and Beale. In the 7 o’clock hour, the women stood in formation, […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono had a song titled, “Woman is the N*gger of the World” in 1972. The duo expressed they were using the…

Today marks five years since seven year-old, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, was shot by police. To refresh your memory, Aiyana, whose home was in the east side of Detroit,…

Wayne County Circuit Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against the Detroit police officer accused in the 2010 fatal shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana…