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WATCH: Official clip from powerful HBO documentary ‘Say Her Name: The...

By hollywoodsblackrenaissance.com In 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old black woman from Chicago was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. Three...

Perjury charge dropped against officer who arrested Sandra Bland

By Christopher Brennan, nydailynews.com A perjury charge has been dropped against the Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after saying she assaulted him. Brian Encinia...

Twitter celebrates Sandra Bland on her birthday #SayHerName

By Robert Longfellow, hiphopwired.com Sandra Bland would have and should have been 30 years old today (Feb. 7). However, an unnecessary traffic stop and arrest...

Black Chicago part of history in Philadelphia

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader PHILADELPHIA- First Lady Michelle Obama got the party started with a rousing speech, then came the mothers of Sandra Bland...

Mother of Sandra Bland to speak at Democratic Convention

Chicago Crusader staff report The mothers of Sandra Bland and Hadiya Pendleton will speak at the Democratic National Convention, which will be held at the...

One year later: Dozens gather to remember Sandra Bland

By Marcelino Benito, KHOU It was dash cam video of a controversial traffic stop that rallied thousands behind Sandra Bland. Trooper Brian Encinia arrested Bland on July...

Black Women’s Expo touches on social justice and diversity

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, Chicago Crusader The 22nd year of Chicago’s Black Women’s Expo, presented by Merry Green was recently held at McCormick Place, and this year’s theme...

Panel Calls for Major Changes at Texas Jail That Held Sandra...

By David Montgomery, nytimes.com A panel reviewing the Texas jail where a 28-year-old black woman, Sandra Bland, was found dead three days after being arrested...

Officer in the Sandra Bland case pleads not guilty

Chicago Crusader staff report A fired Texas trooper on Tuesday, March 23 pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge stemming from his arrest last...

Its Official: Officer who arrested Sandra Bland fired

By Tina Burnside and Joshua Berlinger, CNN The decision to fire Brian Encinia, the Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, was upheld by the...