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ODENTON, Md. | 2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners

ODENTON, Md.  — Gun-rights advocates like to say, “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” Some black gun owners, though, are not so sure it’s a wise idea for them to try to be the good guy and pull out a weapon in … Continue reading ODENTON, Md. | 2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners

HOOVER, Ala | Suspect arrested in Alabama mall shooting; protests continue

HOOVER, Ala. — Authorities arrested a suspect in a Thanksgiving shooting that spread panic at Alabama’s largest shopping mall Thursday, but protesters said they would continue demonstrations over the police killing of another black man who was initially believed to be the shooter. Erron Martez Dequan Brown, 20, of Bessemer was captured in Georgia at … Continue reading HOOVER, Ala | Suspect arrested in Alabama mall shooting; protests continue

HOOVER, Ala. | Police: Man killed by officer at mall was not the shooter

HOOVER, Ala.— Protesters on Saturday marched through an Alabama shopping mall where police killed a black man they later acknowledged was not the triggerman in a Thanksgiving night shooting that wounded two people. An officer shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. of Hueytown while responding to the Thursday mall shooting. Police said Bradford … Continue reading HOOVER, Ala. | Police: Man killed by officer at mall was not the shooter

Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacy

Keon McGuire has no real attachment to Bill Cosby or his landmark show. As a black man, he’s aware of the sitcom’s place in pop culture, but he was barely in elementary school when “The Cosby Show” went off the air. Years later, he mostly tuned Cosby out after a widely panned speech to the … Continue reading Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacy

DALLAS | Protesters angered by Dallas shooting bring halt to meeting

DALLAS— Protesters condemning the shooting death of a black man in his Dallas apartment by a white off-duty police officer disrupted a city council meeting Wednesday, prompting a recess to quell the outbursts. Mayor Mike Rawlings temporarily halted the proceedings as dozens of demonstrators chanted “No justice, no peace” and people in the crowd repeatedly … Continue reading DALLAS | Protesters angered by Dallas shooting bring halt to meeting

DALLAS | The Latest: Officer involved in shooting identified

DALLAS  — The Latest on a deadly shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Dallas police have released the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man. A statement from the Dallas Police Department Saturday says the officer is Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of … Continue reading DALLAS | The Latest: Officer involved in shooting identified

MINNEAPOLIS  | Bodycam video released in fatal police shooting of black man

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities in Minneapolis released body camera video from two police officers in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old black man, with the footage showing the man shot from behind after a frenetic foot chase and what appeared to be a gun in his hand. Officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly were responding to … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS  | Bodycam video released in fatal police shooting of black man

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. | Black man accuses Sean Spicer of hurling racial slur at him

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — A black man yelled at former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a bookstore and accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a prep school decades ago. Spicer was “taken aback” by the man’s “outrageous claim” and had no recollection of him or of being … Continue reading MIDDLETOWN, R.I. | Black man accuses Sean Spicer of hurling racial slur at him