Hate Crime

The NAACP slams Stamford, Connecticut officials. It calls for a full police investigation of the crime.

Fox News reports that the Brazilian mom confessed to stabbing her teenage son to death because she couldn’t accept that he was gay.

Plus, civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis accepts National Book Award with emotional speech and three teens charged for hatchet attack on transgender woman in North Carolina.

Defense attorneys claim that the case against their client is unconstitutional and infringes on the state's current murder case.

Pastor Jordan Brown, founder of the Church of Open Doors in Austin, said in a statement that the grocery chain "did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story.”

"We've heard your concerns about last week's video. We made a mistake, and want to get better at earning the trust of our black audience,” posted the media company.

An openly gay preacher in Austin, Tex. ordered a cake from Whole Foods, but upon returning to his car, was shocked to see what was written on the dessert.

Dylann Roof has been charged with 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges for the shooting. The case is expected to go to trial July 11.

An Iowa man is facing hate crime charges after he was arrested on Sunday for fighting with a Black man. Andy Benavidez of Iowa City was wearing a surgical mask when police discovered him fighting the other man, and told police he wore the mask because he was “allergic to Black people,” local outlet KGAN reports. […]

The man accused of killing nine Black parishioners at the historic Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. was indicted on federal hate crime charges…