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Darrien Hunt Autopsy Proves Police Shot Him Four Times In Back

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Darrien Hunt is yet another representation of the grim statistic that a person of color is killed every 28 hours by a police officer.  Hunt was fatally shot by officers in Utah because they claimed it was a sword; Hunt was unarmed and actually carrying a toy sword that was part of a Japanese anime costume he was wearing.  A Comic Con event where attendees dress up as comic book…

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Ferguson Activists Tell Country What The Mainstream Media Won’t In #FergusonFireside

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Inmates Die Of Constipation, Gangrene In Alabama Jail

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April V. Taylor Family members of three inmates at the Madison County jail in Alabama have filed a lawsuit against the county and Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH), the private company contracted to provide medical care to inmates.  The lawsuit alleges that the inmates suffered brutal mistreatment as staff denied them of necessary medical care for treatable, non-fatal conditions in order to save money. Nikki Listau died within two days of…

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Chicago Police Knock Over Woman On Dialysis, Place Man In Chokehold

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LeRoy Hubbard III reports to WMAQ that he has video of Chicago police barging into his parents’ home and knocking over his mother, who was on a dialysis machine, before placing him in a chokehold.  According to NBC Chicago, the incident of alleged police misconduct took place after officers tried to stop Hubbard while he was simply walking outside of his parents home in the Englewood neighborhood on the South…

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Nas’ Emotional Reaction To Picture of Slaveowner Who Owned His Family

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This week’s episode of the PBS series, “Finding Your Roots,” includes some firsts for the show. The rapper Nas will be featured as he traces his ancestory back through slavery. Regarding Nas’ appearance and the historic episode, host Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. points out,  “We introduced Nas to five generations – we’ve never been able to do this before for any African American – five generations of his enslaved…

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What Your Social Studies Teacher Didn’t Tell You About Slavery

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April V. Taylor The new book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making of American Capitalism,” by Edward Baptist has incited an onslaught of controversy regarding his examination of the slavery and suffering of generations of Black people who were bought and sold and the economic wealth and power that was made possible from their exploitation.  Baptist is a history professor at Cornell University, and his new…

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Dr Umar Johnson: Black feminism produces “man haters”

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In the video below, Dr. Umar Johnson talks about black feminism.   The popular scholar says that many of the black feminists in America today are what he calls “man haters.”  He says that their dislike for men, especially black men, is derived from being hurt by men in the past, through some kinds of sexual abuse, emotional abuse or physical abuse. Johnson says that good men are led to…

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Why Are Black Men Killed By Police 21 Times More Often Than White Men?

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April V. Taylor Thanks to the terribly inadequate federal record keeping about the number of people killed by police, there is a lot we do not know about who cops kill, but what has been determined by a recent study completed by ProPublica is that Black men are 21 times more likely than white men to be killed by police.  ProPublica ia a non-profit that specializes in investigative journalism; they…

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Tragic: Ebola Victim Thomas Duncan Begged for Diaper Prior to Deαth

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Last week the nephew of an Ebola victim who died accused the Dallas hospital that treated him of racism. If the allegations are true, then the loss of Thomas Duncan is even more tragic than originally thought, but the heart-wrenching story of the moments prior to Duncan’s deαth are so horrendous that they will probably do little to put his family’s mind at ease. In addition to losing his life,…

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Pedro Serrano: Secret Recordings Prove Racial Profiling In NYPD Stop And Frisk

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April V. Taylor Pedro Serrano is an officer with the NYPD’s 40th precinct who secretly recorded his superiors telling him and other officers to target Black and Hispanic men between the ages of 14 and 21 to be stopped and frisked and that they had to meet certain stop and frisk quotas.   Serrano reported that he and other officers were required to participate in van hunts where officers would ride…

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White men are getting rich from weed, but this man got 35 years

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by Dr Boyce Watkins Today, in the inbox on my Facebook page, I received a message from a woman by the name of Elle Robinson.  Elle wanted to tell me about her husband, Quawntay Adams.  I receive a lot of messages about the many injustices taking place in our criminal justice system, but this one stood out to me a little more than most. Mr. Adams received a 35-year prison sentence…

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Man Commits Suicide After Accidentally Killing Friend

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that two friends are dead after one was accidentally shot during a struggle over a handgun.  It is reported that the two men were friends and that a gun accidentally discharged when one of the friends was trying to disarm the other.  Lieutenant Eddie Hernandez reports that the two friends were not engaged in an argument.  Regarding the initial shooting, Hernandez states,…

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How Books Changed Rick Ross From A Drug Kingpin To A Philanthropist

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“Freeway” Rick Ross used to run a multimillion dollar drug empire, earning $3 million a day at one point, but instead of finding success as a drug kingpin, he is now a philanthropist who devotes his time to promoting literacy and speaking out against drugs and violence.  In a stunning turn of events, Ross is attempting to heal and rebuild communities that most likely suffered because of his activities as…

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Dr. Dre Made $620 Million, More Than Any Artist Ever In One Year

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Dr. Dre is now the top paid celebrity on the Forbes celebrity earnings list for annual earnings between June 2013 and 2014.  He has ousted Sean “Diddy” Combs from the top spot of highest paid hop hop artist, and what makes the $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings so astronomical is that it is actually the highest of any musician in any genre ever evaluated by Forbes.  It is also…

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BET Hip-Hop Awards artist makes the most ignorant Michael Brown statement ever

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The BET Hip-Hop Awards show is going to feature many artists, old and young.  Some of them are enlightened about their community, and many of them are not.  One person who seems to be in the “not” category is the rapper Young Thug. The show was taped on September 20th and is set to air in October.  One of the things buzzing from the show is just how ignorantly unaware…

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