Rekia Boyd

The ex-Chicago police detective who shot and killed 22-year-old innocent bystander Rekia Boyd, is seeking to collect disability pay from the city because he says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from the 2012 shooting. Dante Servin, 48, could collect as much as $78,000 or 75 percent of his former $104,000 salary until his police pension kicks in.

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 […]

Chicago Police Department Supt. Garry McCarthy has recommended the firing of the off-duty officer who shot and killed unarmed Rekia Boyd in 2012.

How much unrest will our country experience before we substantively address the injustices acutely impacting Black people? For months, across the nation, tens of thousands…

The police officer who fatally shot 22-year-old Rekia Boyd in 2012 when he fired into a crowd was found not guilty Monday afternoon, the Chicago…

The trial began Thursday for the first Chicago police officer to be charged in a fatal shooting in 15 years following the death of 22-year-old…

A week ago, I saw a flier in my Harlem barbershop about a rally to mark the two-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death at the…