Sandra Bland

Geneva Reed-Veal is doing everything she can to make sure her daughter's death wasn't in vain.

The Texas House County Affairs Committee has reportedly laid the groundwork for a new piece of legislation that would be known as the Sandra Bland Act.

Sandra Bland‘s family has settled a wrongful death suit with officials in Waller County, Texas, for $1.9 million, reports CNN. The amount includes payment for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures, notes the report. The case became a rallying call in the push for criminal justice reform after the 28-year-old Illinois woman was […]

As the election season ramps up with the topic of policing in minority communities front and center, we thought it imperative to bring you new details regarding the investigations surrounding the tragic deaths that still haunt the nation.

Supporters and critics alike are looking for Hillary Clinton to follow through on criminal justice reforms if she is elected president.

As the women left the stage, the arena erupted in a "Black Lives Matter!" chant.

During the remainder of the week, services are scheduled to honor the life of the woman family and friends lovingly called "Sandy."

In what has become known as "The Talk," which parents give Black boys about police encounters, I also teach my daughter to respect authority, but that she should never allow her rights to be violated.

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 […]