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Mayor Catherine Pugh has fired commissioner Kevin Davis as head of the city’s police force.

Brian Courtney Wilson talked with Erica Campbell and GRIFF about the inspiration for his new song.

Off-duty officer Eric Ball, who is African-American, said that he played football under coaches who used pushups to ensure discipline.

On Wednesday, a North Carolina prosecutor announced that Police Officer Brentley Vinson, who is also Black, "acted lawfully" and will not be charged for shooting and killing 43-year-old Scott.

https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/795445755360247808 The feeling of losing your child is very extreme and inexplicable; but to see a photo of their dead body on the internet is even more unsettling. On August 8th, Kim Staton learned her 28-year-old son Omar Raham was found dead in his Pine Lawn home of an apparent drug overdose. Adding fuel to the […]

https://twitter.com/theGrio/status/781502443628683265 There have been a lot of outrageous excuses for police officers shooting and killing unarmed black men in this country, but Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby‘s has to be the worst. After killing 40-year-old Terence Crutcher last week, Shelby’s attorney Scott Wood revealed that the officer had a temporary loss of hearing during the confrontation with […]

Reverend Dr. Michael Waters, founder and senior pastor of Joy Tabernacle AME Chuch in Dallas, Texas, is also a professor, author, community activist, and social commentator. He talks to Erica Campbell and GRIFF about his work in the Dallas community after the tragedy of the police shootings occurred in July. He talks about his role […]

Baltimore police are urging "Pokemon Go" users to be careful after one distracted driver hit their patrol car.

Police were responding to gunshots in West Baltimore when they fatally shot a man who fired at them with an "AR-15-style" weapon...

Corey Pegues spent 21 years with the New York Police Department, wending his way up through the rank-and-file to commanding officer. The decorated Black police officer left the force in April 2013, and in May, released the book Once a Cop: My Journey from former Crack Dealer to the Highest Ranks of the NYPD. On Thursday, […]