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New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray says former Spokane NAACP chief Rachel Dolezal lied about her race. (Credit: CBS2)

Ex-NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal ‘Lied’ About Race, First Lady McCray Says

The woman who resigned as head of a local NAACP branch after her parents said she was white was in New York Tuesday to tell her side of the story.

06/16/2015

Some have accused Spokane, Washington NAACP President Rachel Dolezal of misrepresenting herself as black. (Credit: CBS2)

NYU Professor On Spokane NAACP Controversy: Some People Can Be Trans-Racial

The president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP is being accused of falsely portraying herself as a black woman, but an NYU professor said some people can, in fact, identify with a race other than their own.

06/12/2015

White Plains Police BIG DL

White Plains To Equip All Uniformed Cops With Body Cameras

The police department says it plans to spend $80,000 to buy 50 cameras, software and related technology.

04/27/2015

Ras Baraka

Mayor Baraka Announces Civilian Review Board For Newark Police

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Tuesday announced what he called the first step in reforming a problem-plagued police force, with the creation of a civilian complaint review board, the first in the city’s history.

01/20/2015

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NYPD To Revise Patrol Guide After Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuit Settlement

The NYPD will revise its patrol guide and training materials over stop-and-frisk practices in New York City Housing Authority buildings, as part of a preliminary agreement to settle a lawsuit.

01/08/2015

Freedom Plaza filling up in D.C. ahead of march against police violence (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Thousands March Against Police Violence In Washington, D.C.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the Urban League and the NAACP are sponsoring the demonstration.

12/13/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts a roundtable meeting at City Hall on police-community relations on July 31, 2014. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Sharpton Has Stern Words For De Blasio At Police-Community Relations Meeting

Mayor Bill de Blasio says now is the time to transform police-community relations in New York City.

07/31/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Commissioner Bratton Meets With NAACP Over Death Of Eric Garner In Police Custody

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks called the hour-long meeting a frank, sincere discussion.

07/30/2014

Monkey picture labeled 'Jimmy's baby picture' that was posted on bulletin board of Town of Hempstead highway department facility in Levittown. (credit: Handout)

Town Official: Hempstead Highway Worker Target Of ‘Disgusting Act of Racial Hatred’

Officials said a photo of a monkey labeled “Jimmy’s baby picture” was found on a bulletin board at a Hempstead highway facility in Levittown.

04/29/2014

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics on Feb. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Drops Lawsuit Over NYPD Anti-Profiling Law

New York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

03/05/2014

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota campaign in the New York City mayoral race. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Stop-And-Frisk Appeal Could Be Over After Election

A federal appeals court block of a judge’s ruling that found the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities may be short lived, depending on the outcome of next week’s mayoral election.

11/01/2013

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics used by police on Feb. 23, 2013 in New York City.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Lawmakers, Activists & Others React To Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.

08/12/2013

Crowd at mayoral forum, August 6, 2013. (credit: Twitter/AARP NY)

10 Candidates Take Part In Mayoral Forum

Personal attacks, name calling and even an arrest highlighted Tuesday’s mayoral forum at Hunter College.

08/06/2013

Zimmerman Protest

Zimmerman Found Not Guilty: New Yorkers Take To The Streets

Strong reaction has erupted in New York and across the country after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

07/14/2013

A handout from the United Klans of America left in an Orange, Conn. driveway - July 9, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Klan Handouts Left On Connecticut Driveways

One-page handouts from the United Klans of America were left folded in quarters in sandwich-sized bags in driveways in Orange and Milford.

07/09/2013

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