Human Rights

Killed by the police: A mother on her son's death

Sandra Harris speaks out about the police killing of her 22-year-old son in February 2016.

Human Rights

Mistrial in South Carolina police killing of black man

Prosecutors plan to retry police officer Michael Slager, who is also facing civil charges over Walter Scott's killing.

Human Rights

After Charlotte: A community striving to heal and unite

Civic engagement campaigns in North Carolina brings race and police brutality to the forefront of discourse.

Fault Lines

The Lives of Black Women

Fault Lines explores the lesser-known stories of black women who have fallen victim to police violence in the US.

Human Rights

San Diego police leader apologises for 'dark history'

Comments about historical mistreatment of minorities come as police shootings of black men roil communities across US.

Fault Lines

The Taser Cases

As US police increase the use of tasers, we find out how the "less lethal" weapons have been linked to injury and death.

United States

Luke Cage: How a black boy became a superhero

As an African American boy growing up in The Projects, discovering positive black characters helped to save my life.

US & Canada

NY man who filmed Eric Garner's death heading to jail

Ramsey Orta took plea deal on unrelated charges but says police harassed him after filming officers killing his friend.


Black Lives Matter: What has the movement achieved?

We debate the issue with activist and writer Shaun King and columnist and 1960s civil rights activist Barbara Reynolds.

US & Canada

US police release videos of Alfred Olango killing

Following days of protests calling for justice over police killing of black man, El Cajon authorities release footage.

US & Canada

US crowds protest police killing of another black man

Protesters in California demand justice after Alfred Olango, a mentally ill Ugandan refugee, was killed by officers.

Black Lives Matter

San Diego police kill unarmed, mentally ill black man

Unarmed African-American tasered and shot dead by police after his sister called officers for help.


Memorial confronts US South's history of lynching

As controversy over black American killings intensifies, group to revisit racism's roots through "terror lynchings".

Human Rights

Charlotte police release video of Keith Scott shooting

Bodycam and dashboard footage do not show whether black man killed by US police was holding a gun.

US & Canada

Obama: African American museum tells fuller story of US

President Barack Obama officially opens first museum dedicated exclusively to African American history and culture.