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Family Of Tamir Rice Will Get $6 Million Settlement From Cleveland After 12-Year-Old’s Death

In November 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by Cleveland police mere seconds after they responded to a 911 call about someone brandishing a toy gun at a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 25, 2016 - 1:52 pm

Beyoncé’s New Video Will Feature Families Of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, And Michael Brown

Word around The Beyhive has it that Beyoncé’s new music video will feature the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice:

Another fan…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 29, 2016 - 9:30 am

Ohio Grand Jury: No Indictment In Police Killing Of Tamir Rice

An Ohio grand jury decided that there will be no indictment in the November 2014 police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. The Cleveland boy was holding a toy gun when

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Tamir Rice’s Mom Wants “Justice,” Lives In Shelter

Five months is long enough, they say, and they’re not willing to wait. The family of Tamir Rice—the 12-year-old boy gunned down by Cleveland police last year while carrying a toy…

Newser | May 5, 2015 - 1:45 pm

Justice Department Report Faults Ferguson Police For Racial Bias

The US Justice Department has issued a scathing report faulting Ferguson, MO police for racial bias.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 2, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Revlon CEO: “I Can Smell Black People When They Enter A Room”

According to a lawsuit, Revlon’s CEO claimed that he could “smell Black people when they enter a room.” [The Grio]
The investigation into the Cleveland police shooting and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Cleveland Browns Receiver Andrew Hawkins: “A Call For Justice Shouldn’t Warrant An Apology”

Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt bearing the words “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” — two unarmed Black Cleveland residents who were shot and killed by…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm

12-Year-Old Tamir Rice’s Death Ruled A Homicide

Last month, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by a Cleveland police officer who was responding to a 911 call about Rice playing with a BB gun at a park. Surveillance…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm

White Americans Don’t Think Race Played A Part In The Deaths Of Mike Brown Or Eric Garner

There is a tremendous divide between Black and White perceptions of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, with the majority of White Americans convinced that race did not…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Contacted His Union Rep Before Calling 911

The NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley texted his police union rep before he called 911. [Daily Dot]
Tamir Rice’s family is suing the city of

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 5, 2014 - 6:30 pm

An Unarmed Black Man Was Shot And Killed In Phoenix Because Cops Somehow Thought A Pill Bottle Was A Gun

An unarmed 34-year-old Black man in Phoenix, Rumain Brisbon, was shot and killed by police officers who confused a bottle of prescription pills for the handle of a gun.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm