Executive chairman of Madison Square Garden James Dolan (left) with Phil Jackson. Photograph:  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Shortly before the NBA season began, Phil Jackson announced that the New York Knicks had begun “mindfulness” training to make them better understand a(...)

Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue as they march towards the US Capitol building during the national Justice For All march against police violence in Washington December 13th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Two women carried a placard with a picture of their cousin, Darryl Briston, who died of a heart attack in December 2012 after being tasered by police (...)

A protester in Philadelphia during a march on Tuesday after  the decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown. Photograph: Katherine Taylor/The New York Times

Paul McLemore, the first African-American to become a New Jersey state trooper, was on the streets of Newark in 1967 when riots triggered by a police (...)

A police car burns on the street after a grand jury returned no indictment for police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, late last night.   Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters 1:52

Protesters took to the streets in major cities across the US to demonstrate at the decision of a grand jury not to bring charges against a white Misso(...)

People gather near a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last night. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

The father of a black teenager who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month has appealed for calm ahead of h(...)

A death in St Louis
  • US
  • August 14, 2014, 01:01

At 18, Michael Brown had overcome learning difficulties to graduate this month from high school in St Louis, Missouri, and he was about to start at a (...)

Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri . Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and urged a thoughtful response after two nights(...)

People scatter as St Louis county tactical police officers fire tear gas along West Florissant Road in St Louis, Missouri, two days after a police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson. Photohraph: EPA/Robert Cohen/St Louis Post-Dispatch

More than 100 people marched to the St Louis County courthouse yesterday to protest over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, but the dem(...)

Three years before Trayvon Martin was gunned down in Florida, a young black man lost his life in a shooting at the Fruitvale light rail station in Oak(...)

Michael Dunn  looks back into the courtroom from the holding area after the verdicts were announced in his trial in Jacksonville, Florida. Photograph: Reuters/Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union

Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old software developer, pulled into a petrol station in Jacksonville, Florida, on November 23rd, 2012, after leaving hi(...)