Twice denied admission, he filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, alleging that the university had rejected him only because of his race.
Fox News coverage of this week's events failed to place anything in context and amounted to a full-fledged attempt to stoke the flames of racism and violence.
Widespread protest, spurred on by destitute residents of Watts who were embittered after years of economic oppression and political isolation, eventually ranged over a 50-square-mile area.
"We're here eight months later and there's still no justice," Tamir's cousin and the committee's coordinator told a rally and press conference before entering with a delegation to deliver the petitions.
The trooper plainly didn't like Bland's forthright defense of her civil rights; in Texas, you can be prosecuted for resisting arrest even if the actual arrest was illegal.
An Ohio appeals court declined to force the arrest of the Cleveland police officers involved in the murder of 12-year old Tamir Rice.
According to federal statistics, an African-American driver is 31 percent more likely to be pulled over for a traffic citation.
Actions over GOP candidate Donald Trump's repugnant comments regarding Mexican immigrants and, by extension, Mexican-Americans.
Politicians across the South are distancing themselves from the Confederate battle flag, but tributes to slaveocracy and its racist legacy persist around the country.
After reading the names and short biographies of the slain, the mournful airs gave way to determination as the emcees brought forth speakers from the crowd.