The Extrajudicial Killings of Black People by Police

Why Isn’t the Federal Government Mandating Better Data Collection on Police Killings?

January 5, 2017

Lawrence Grandpre of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle says the disproportionate use of force against people of color reflects how police are more likely to see non-white persons as potential threats

A History of Lynching

July 14, 2016

Dr. Lawrence Brown tells guest host Janaya Khan that recent police shootings of unarmed black men remind him of the 4000 lynchings between 1877 and 1950, the murder of Emmett Till, and bombings of black churches

Discussion of Police Shootings Ignore Need for Systemic Change

July 12, 2016

Before President Obama’s Dallas address, author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor says mainstream discussion ignores the root causes of violence

No Charges for Cleveland Officer Who Killed 12-Year Old Tamir Rice

December 29, 2015

Attorney Kamau Franklin explains why the prosecutor’s approach in Tamir Rice’s case was flawed from the beginning and highlights the tools needed to bring a change beyond just criminal justice reform

The Case of Alonzo Smith Transcends Local Colonial Boundaries and Jurisdictions

December 24, 2015

Activist and Organizer with PACA – Pan-African Community Action – discusses the latest developments in the mysterious death of Alonzo Smith while in private police custody.

Texas Grand Jury Rules Against Any Indictments in the Death of Sandra Bland

December 22, 2015

Activist, scholar and journalist Rosa Clemente says Sandra Bland’s death could be a COINTELPRO-like targeted assassination of Black activists

Jamar Clark’s Killer Cops Identified Amid Growing Protests in Minneapolis

November 18, 2015

Minneapolis Black Lives Matter activist and attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds describes the events, case and protests over the police killing of unarmed African American Jamar Clark.

Another Suspicious Death Raises More Concerns About Black Life Behind Bars

October 7, 2015

Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research for The Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, discusses the case of Darrell Murray, the incarcerated and slain brother of a fellow activist

Black People and Their Labor are “Disposable”?

September 9, 2015

Activist, organizer and producer of “An American Nightmare: Black Labor and Liberation” Kali Akuno discusses the “disposable” nature of Black life and labor

A Fire In My Soul

August 25, 2015

TRNN Replay: The Real News spoke to rapper Lil Will about how young black activists and artists in the St. Louis area are responding to the killing of Mike Brown one year later

In Confronting Hillary, Did Black Lives Matter Miss Opportunity to Make Demands?

August 19, 2015

Adam Jackson and Dayvon Love of Baltimore’s Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle discuss the recent exchange between Black Lives Matter activists and Hillary Clinton

Black Lives Do Matter But Do They Move?

August 11, 2015

Executive editors at Glen Ford and Bruce Dixon discuss the latest and potential future of Black Lives Matter

Teaching About Political Prisoners Will Get You Fired!

June 10, 2015

Marylin Zuniga gives this exclusive interview after being fired for teaching about political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal during Black History Month

Cleveland-DOJ Deal Won’t Stop Brutality, Says Local Activist

May 27, 2015

Cleveland activist David Patterson says communities can’t hold police accountable without a civilian review board

How Wisconsin Became The First State to Mandate Outside Investigations of Fatal Police Shootings

January 9, 2015

Michael Bell, Sr. discusses how the fatal police shooting of his son a decade ago led to the passage of a 2014 Wisconsin law that bars police from investigating themselves after a fatal shooting

Every 28 Hours 2012 Report: Extrajudicial Killings of 313 Black People by Police, Security Guards, and Vigilantes

April 11, 2013

Kali Akuno: Study shows that every 28 hours a Black person is killed in the USA and that only 13 percent were actually involved in an activity that threatened someone’s life

Police Killings of People of Color a Systemic Problem

July 22, 2012

Report finds one African American dies in extrajudicial killing every 36 hours