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October 17, 2011

Family Sues Austin, TX for Death of Young Black Son by Police

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An Austin policeman shot a young black man to death and wounded another “simply because they were young, African-American males in a gentrified part of downtown Austin” – and it’s not the first time around for the Austin police, the dead man’s family says. The family of the late Byron Carter Jr. sued Austin and its police Officer Nathan Wagner in Federal Court. The family says Austin police Officers Nathan…

Rick Ross Makes A Wing Stop After Two Seizures

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After two serious medical emergencies on the same flight for a man who is morbidly obese, why not stop to get some hot wings?  Rick Ross, the man who nearly went down for good on a plane after two seizures, arrived in Memphis and decided to try out some wings during his trip. Ross was originally on a commercial flight, which was diverted when he suffered a seizure.  He was…

JAILED: Raheem Devaughn Arrested Along with Dr. Cornel West For Supporting OccupyDC

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As the “Occupy” protests around the globe continue to pick up, things are getting heavy in Washington D.C. Yesterday, both Dr. Cornel West and Raheem DeVaughn were arrested for protesting on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, along with many others. Read More

Cornel West Behind Bars (VIDEO)

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Author, professor and social activist Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. while taking part in a group protest against corporate influence in politics. A Supreme Court spokeswoman said that 19 demonstrators were arrested Sunday afternoon when they refused to leave the grounds of the court. Ann Wilcox, an attorney and legal adviser to the protesters, said West was among those arrested,…