Eric Garner

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Prof Anita Hill  Photograph:  Frank Miller

They were dramas that drilled into the most sensitive parts of the national psyche, searing and dividing us with lurid sexual images and racial grieva(...)

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

*In the course of a 1983 interview widely circulated after his death, David Bowie took MTV reporter Mark Goodman to task for that station’s reluctanc(...)

Undated handout images, two of the 198 decade-old photos released by the Pentagon from investigations into the abuse of detainees during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The photographs were a focus of a lawsuit filed in 2004 by the American Civil Liberties Union in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal, and some 1,800 others are still being withheld by the Pentagon. Photograph: The New York Times

Bruises, reddened marks and bandaged body parts featured in nearly 200 images of US detainee abuse that the Pentagon was forced to release on Friday, (...)

A makeshift memorial for Tamir Rice at Cudell Commons Park, where Rice was fatally shot by police, in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2014. The Cleveland police officer who shot 12-year-old Rice last year will not face  criminal charges. Photograph: TY WRIGHT/NYT

The white police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice, an African-American 12-year-old, will not face criminal charges, it was announced on Monday – mo(...)

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(...)

Candles are seen at a memorial for Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York last year. New York City has reached a settlement with the family of Mr  Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold by police last July, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve the claim. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters.

New York City reached a settlement with the family of Eric Garner on Monday, agreeing to pay $5.9 million (€5.3 million) to resolve a wrongful death c(...)

The title of Terence Blanchard’s new album is a reference to “I can’t breathe”, the last words New Yorker Eric Garner uttered before being choked t(...)

Policing on trial

The decision by Baltimore’s state attorney to charge six police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray has helped to defuse an incendia(...)

Rioters on West North Avenue in Baltimore. Shops were looted in northwest Baltimore and police were attacked with rocks  hours after Freddie Gray, who has become the nation’s latest symbol of police brutality, was laid to rest. Photograph: Matt Roth/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama has called on police departments across the country to do some “soul searching” on how they handle black suspects after race(...)

Police officers detain a demonstrator on Gilmore Avenue near Baltimore Police Department Western District during a protest against the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Photograph: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters.

Twelve people were arrested after a protest in the US city of Baltimore over the unexplained death of a black man in police custody. Pockets of vio(...)

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