This week, on the day dashboard video was released to the public by court order, Officer Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder -- 400 days after he killed Black teenager Laquan McDonald.
There are still many unanswered questions about what Shandell McNamara calls "the most humiliating experience of my life."
Recent student protests from South Africa to Quebec to Missouri should not be treated as childish indiscretions by smug adults, argues Rick Salutin.
Students at the University of Mississippi in Oxford have been organizing to force the removal from campus of the state flag of Mississippi.
New York City Police Officer James Frascatore and his co-conspirators should not just be fired. They should be arrested for police brutality and excessive force after a pattern of racist violence.
Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond died this week at the age of 75. Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan reflect on his contributions to racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
A stunning indictment has been handed down in Cincinnati, focusing attention again on police killings of people of colour. The thousand people gathered there said clearly, "Black Lives Matter."
The urge to identify symbolically with some larger group runs wide: countries, faiths, "races," Ford nation, Leafs nation. What makes identity so compelling?
The symbol of the Southern states' rebellion and secession, of waging war to protect slavery, may be less visible. But the fight for equality continues.
Outcry in the U.S. has been consistent and growing, after each high-profile police killing of people of colour. People across the country are rallying to demand accountability and justice for all.