The city of Minneapolis is under siege after five nights during which thousands of protesters have been marching in the streets, demanding justice in the name of George Floyd.
Longtime Manhattan public defender Eliza Orlins says incidents like the one recently recorded in Central Park over a dog leash and other “hysterical 911 calls” need to stop because lives are being ruined.
“I can’t breathe” were some of the last words that a handcuffed George Floyd said as he was pinned on the ground, while a white Minneapolis police officer held a knee to his neck for several minutes on Monday. Floyd, a black man, is now dead.
Eight years after Trayvon Martin’s killing, attorney Benjamin Crump, a civil rights lawyer who previously represented the family of the teen and who now represents the family of Ahmaud Arbery, calls the similarities between the two cases “eerie.”
Joyette M. Holmes was appointed as the fourth prosecutor in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man gunned down in February by two white men while on a jog in Georgia.
Breonna Taylor was asleep in her Louisville, Ky., home when three police officers forced their way inside and unloaded eight bullets into her body, according to a lawsuit filed by Taylor's family.
It took 75 days of mounting pressure, social media outrage and publicly revealed video evidence for two white men to be arrested in the murder of an unarmed black man in Georgia.
Blogger Ed García Conde, who runs the Instagram page Welcome2TheBronx, captured contrasting park photos on May 2 that show differences in how the NYPD is enforcing social distancing.
Exactly one week since Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp began reopening the state's economy, small businesses shared early success stories as customers welcomed their return. But at what cost? Business owners say only time will tell.
Emergency physician Arabia Mollette works 12-hour shifts in the East New York-Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y., attending to COVID-19 patients. Her story is similar in many ways to hundreds of doctors all over the city, but her motivation is especially personal.
Georgia will take an extraordinary step in reopening its economy Friday by allowing certain businesses, including barbershops, nail salons, bowling alleys, gyms and tattoo parlors, to reopen. It’s a decision that’s been met with skepticism across the country, including from Georgia business owners, who are split on how they feel about the sudden move to ease lockdown rules.
The story of the coronavirus in the U.S. shows discrepancies by geography, age, sex and other factors, but one stands out above all: Black Americans are infected with the virus and die from it at disproportionately higher rates than any other group in the country. But it’s not enough to admit the problem. There are short-term and long-term solutions to level the field.
Ahead of Easter Sunday, two lead pastors, one in Texas and another in New York City, are choosing to hold religious gatherings in different ways during this pandemic.
The New York Times reported this week that almost a dozen Liberty University students have come down with COVID-19 symptoms since the school reopened last week. But Liberty University officials have since pushed back on these claims, calling the Times story “fake news”. Now, students are choosing sides in who they believe is telling the truth.
Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr.’s decision to reopen the school this week was met with wide-ranging reactions. While many critics feel Falwell is endangering the lives of students and faculty, others think it was the right decision.
Native New Yorker Giselle Abinader thought she'd be spending weekends traveling around Europe while studying abroad in Barcelona for the year. But the coronavirus pandemic has upended her plans because she's now quarantined to her flat. In a video diary, she shares with Yahoo News her firsthand account of what it's like under lockdown in the country with the third most coronavirus fatalities.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a 49-year-old Democrat from Brooklyn, just might be the next speaker of the House. In the meantime, however, there’s a pandemic to deal with.
The Trump administration announced a “historic breakthrough” by expanding telehealth services for Americans 65 and up, the demographic most at risk in the coronavirus pandemic.
Andrew Gillum says he knows why President Trump left his lifelong home of New York to take up residence in Florida and doubts his “antics” for reelection will work.
Stacey Abrams lost her 2018 bid for Georgia governor against Brian Kemp. Despite acknowledging Kemp as the legal victor, Abrams has refused to officially concede the election.
In an era in which religion and politics have frequently been used to create division and dissention, the pastor of a historic church is instead trying to utilize them for higher purposes.
Iowans know that their vote matters. As the first state to have a caucus, the results in Iowa play a key role in the presidential primaries. And, accordingly, its state fair is the premier event for the roughly two dozen Democratic candidates hoping to get their party’s nod to take on President Trump.
As marijuana becomes increasingly legal throughout the U.S. for recreational and medicinal purposes, Killer Mike says black Americans deserve their fair share of the industry as reparations for the war on drugs.
Rapper Killer Mike, who is once again supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential bid, says he doesn’t trust candidates like Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker who have called for tougher gun laws.
New Yorkers, like much of the country, have some strong opinions about the latest controversy engulfing President Trump. “I am disgusted at the Republicans,” said Randi, of Manhattan. “I can’t believe no one stands up to him. I thought of myself as independent, and I’m forced into being a Democrat.”