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Eric Garner’s Family To Receive $4 Million In Wrongful Death Case

Eric Garner’s family will receive a multi-million dollar payout stemming from a wrongful death lawsuit  against the city of New York. According to the New York Post, a…

Justice Department Seeks Meeting With Eric Garner’s Family Over Civil Rights Case

The Justice Department has been investigating the death of Eric Garner – an African-American man who died as a result of police brutality in 2014 – for years now. But…

Eric Garner Chokehold Case To Get Mock Trial In New Film

Though a grand jury opted not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner using a chokehold during his July 2014 arrest, a new film is staging a mock trial of…

John Legend’s “In America” Song Invokes Hope For Real Change

John Legend is wide awake when it comes to the racial torment African-Americans still face everyday in America. Not long after collaborating with Common for their…

Officer Who Killed Eric Garner Reportedly Guilty Of Infractions That Require Disciplinary Action

The officer responsible for placing Staten Island native Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in July 2014 reportedly had a history of disciplinary complaints filed against…

Brooklyn Borough President On Charles Oakley’s Arrest: ‘I Saw This As Eric Garner Without The Chokehold’

Earlier this month, Charles Oakley was forcefully ushered out of Madison Square Garden during a Knicks match-up against the Los Angeles Clippers. Following what appeared…

Ten Years After Losing Sean Bell, Nicole Paultre-Bell Is More Than Strong… She’s Happy

There was an unexpected sting in the air on the November afternoon Nicole Paultre-Bell visited the VIBE offices. After a few days of comfortable 55, 60-degree weather…

Justice Department Plans To Charge Officer Responsible For Death Of Eric Garner

After New York-based law enforcement officials transferred the case of Eric Garner’s death to a new team within the Justice Department, federal prosecutors in the nation…

Ramsey Orta, Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death, Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

The Staten Island man who filmed Eric Garner’s final moments has been sentenced to four years in prison on drugs and weapon charges. Justice Stephen Rooney handed down…