Black Is: The Week in Photos

Family, Featured, History & Politics

Photos and headlines from the past week.

Twenty years ago, Rodney King was brutally beaten by members of the LAPD, which led to a massive riot in Los Angeles.

Brandon Davies, a  sophomore center was dismissed from BYU’s basketball team, as a result of a violation of the school’s honor code.

Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment for a blood clot in her lungs.  She suffered a pulmonary embolism last week.

A rebel militiaman stands in the ashes of an alleged torture chamber of the former Libyan Internal Security force

Union supporters chant loudly during a rally ...

Union supporters  protest during a rally opposing a Senate Bill that would weaken unions, at the state capital in Columbus, Ohio

Rahm Emanuel

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is elected mayor of Chicago

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in a civil lawsuit filed by the family of slain dancer Tamara Greene. He is accused of destroying e-mails that could shed light on the her killing.

Carnival begins this week in Trinidad and Tobago

Mother of girl in anti-abortion ad says she is demanding an apology for using her daughter’s photo without proper warning or say.

Congressional Black Caucus Member Alcee Hastings Accused of Sexual Harassment

United States Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat from Florida, has been accused of sexual harassment.

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