Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson
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OPINION - Conversations on #BlackLivesMatter and the call for #MillionsMarchNYC need to translate into an overt call for Black women’s, girls’ and queer lives lost to police brutality. This is true transformative justice...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tamir Rice was shot in the abdomen and the bullet damaged a major vein and his intestines, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner concluded in labeling the death a homicide...
BLADENBORO, North Carolina (AP) — A prosecutor says the FBI is looking into the hanging death of black teen Lennon Lacy after his family questioned the official ruling that he killed himself...
NEW YORK (AP) — Director Ava Duvernay became the first black woman nominated for best director...
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and several Brooklyn players are wearing "I Can't Breathe" shirts as they warm up for Monday's game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Nets...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are serious and conflict with the Navy's core values...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland, Ohio police officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often, are poorly trained in tactics and firearm use and endanger the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness, the U.S. Justice Department said in a report presented Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder...
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says a grand jury in New York City has declined to indict a white police officer on criminal charges in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in July...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — UAB is shutting down the football program after one of the Blazers' stronger seasons, the first school to make that cost-cutting move in nearly two decades...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama minister was back in court Monday, fighting to keep his job after confessing he had sex with church members and did not tell them he has AIDS...
theGRIO REPORT - A Cleveland policeman who fatally shot a 12-year-old thought the boy..'s pellet gun was a real firearm and later said he had no choice, the officer's father said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will discuss the situation in Ferguson on Monday with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others...
OPINION - Exactly five years ago today, Tiger Woods was the most dominant athlete in the world. He was on pace to shatter Jack Nicklaus’ majors record. He made us care about golf. When he played, it was must-see TV...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending his legal authority to take executive actions — to spare a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys...
theGRIO REPORT - Monday, a grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown sparked protests across the country. Here are eight positive things you can do in reaction to the verdict...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry is gearing up for a fight after a mass was found in his chest following last week's game in Oakland...
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania university says its president has resigned after he was criticized for comments he made about women and sexual assault...
NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians say they're meeting with prosecutors following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man was a homicide...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three minority women who worked at a county emergency call center in Pittsburgh have filed discrimination lawsuits, with one of them saying black dispatchers were made to take calls from inner city residents because they knew how to speak "ghetto."...