Richland County Sheriff’s Department officer Ben Fields pictured with Karen Beaman, principal of Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School. Photograph: REUTERS/Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Not a week goes by in the US without some shaky phone footage surfacing showing police brutality, for the most part directed at members of the African(...)

A demonstrator marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown participates in a protest on West Florissant Avenue on on Tuesday night  in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over last year’s police killing of an unarmed black teenager ended peacefully on Wednesday morning, law enforcement of(...)

Protesters in Ferguson this week. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Two reporters who were arrested while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, last August, have been charged with trespassing and interfering wit(...)

Members of the Oath Keepers in Ferguson on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to pr(...)

Police detain a protester in Ferguson on Monday. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Police in riot gear contained roughly 200 protesters who had gathered in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri on Monday to mark the anniversary of the po(...)

Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday.  Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Authorities declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, after gunfire erupted on the anniversary of a high-profile police shooting and prosec(...)

St Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers stand guard as protesters march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images.

St Louis County police officers shot and critically injured a man who fired at them in Ferguson late on Sunday night, said authorities, setting this r(...)

Demonstrators gather to protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Roberto Rodriguez/EPA

Marches, prayers and a moment of silence will take place on Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri, to mark a year since an unarmed black teenager was fatall(...)

Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in September 2016. Photograph: Simon Carswell

When the White House said, following the latest mass shooting in the United States, that president Barack Obama believed the Confederate flag “belongs(...)

A screengrab from the video showing Los Angeles police officers confronting Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino and  Eutiquio Acevedo Mendez in 2013.

A video of the fatal shooting by police officers of an unarmed man in Gardena, California, is once again raising unsettling questions about whether a (...)