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Case of Black Man Gunned Down by Police Inside Walmart Heads to Grand Jury

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John Crawford was holding a pellet gun when he was gunned down by police officers inside an Ohio Walmart. Crawford’s family says he was gunned down “on sight”, while officers at the scene insist that Crawford refused to drop his weapon. Now a grand jury is reviewing the evidence and will make the final decision as to whether the police behaved properly. According to local affiliate WHIO, a special grand…

Charles Blow

Charles Blow on Black Masculinity & Sεxuality: “There’s Room Enough for Everyone”

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New York Times writer Charles Blow has a memoir coming out soon and one of the surprises therein was an admission that Blow is bisεxual. In an interview with Mother Jones, Blow discusses his own thoughts on black masculinity and overcoming the pressure to fit in. “I’m trying to illuminate how perilously narrow we draw the concepts of masculinity and sεxuality in our male culture—particularly in black male culture—and to…

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Fire Destroys Michael Brown Memorial, Some Residents Cry Arson

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April V. Taylor Just before 7 a.m., the memorial erected on Canfield Drive, mere feet from where unarmed black teenager was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson, went up in flames.  Twitter lit up with pictures and outrage.  Many who were at the scene report smelling something that may have been used as an accelerant.  However police and officials are saying that candles near he memorial site are what…

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Reporter explains why she cussed out her bosses and quit

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Charlo Greene was a reporter at a remote Alaskan television station, but she is now known all over the country.  Greene made the news for her dramatic exit from her job, while also announcing that she is going to run her own Cannibis Club. Greene’s exit was stunning.  During a media report on Cannibis, Greene simply said, “f*ck it, I quit,” and walked off the stage.  The look of her…

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Rush Limbaugh’s Black Pal Calls Jim Crow the “Good ‘ol Days”

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James Golden, better known as “Snerdley,”  is famous for being the radio partner to right winger Rush Limbaugh. In an interview with The Daily Caller, Snerdley trafficked in the right wing notion that the Jim Crow years were some sort of Golden Age for black people. “Isn’t a shame that the good old days were the days when things were segregated legally in this country?” he observed. “The good old…

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Vandals Spray Racist Graffiti on South Side Chicago Property

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Residents in the Morgan Park area of South Side Chicago were shocked to find their vehicles spray painted with racist graffiti over the weekend. Marsha Eaglin says two vehicles parked behind her home were spray painted with racial slurs. To make matters worse, the neighborhood is down the street from a police station. “It’s just really awful to see these words used to any human being, especially in 2014,” Eaglin…

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23 Years And Still No Justice For Murdered 11 Year Old Girl

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April V. Taylor It has been more than two decades since her little sister was murdered, but Yolanda Littlejohn is still seeking justice for the 11-year-olds death.   The man who was originally convicted of the crime was eventually exonerated, and no one else has been charged with the murder.  Littlejohn recently wrote about her experiences with seeking justice for her little sister in a blog for The Root. Littlejohn, who…

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Did He Or Didn’t He? NFL Quarterback Fined for Dropping the “N” Word

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There is more than one reason why San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick would like to put the recent game against the Chicago Bears behind him. Kaepernick turned over the ball a few times during the game, but he was also accused of dropping the “N” word in frustration, a charge Kaepernick denies. Refs, claiming they heard the quarterback use the racial slur after an interception, fined him more than $11,000,…

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Here’s how the government killed Martin Luther King, Jr.

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efore scoffing at this headline, you should know that in 1999, in Memphis, Tennessee, more than three decades after MLK’s death, a jury found local, state, and federal government agencies guilty of conspiring to assassinate the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights leader. The same media you would expect to cover such a monumental decision was absent at the trial, because those news organizations were part of that conspiracy….

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Mall Cops Who Kιlled Black Man Won’t Face Charges

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Detroit mall cops who kιlled an unarmed black man while restraining him will not face charges, prosecutors announced on Thursday. Mall security restrained McKenzie Cochran, 25, after reports that he had been behaving in an odd manner and told a jewelry store clerk that he wanted to kιll someone. Cochran reportedly walked up to the counter at LA Diamonds and said, “I want to kιll someone.” When mall cops arrived…

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Politician Who Yelled the “N” Word at Diners Drops Out of Race

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A New Jersey politician and borough council candidate dropped out of the race after news emerged that he once hurled racist slurs while mooning patrons at a diner. Joe Sorrentino called the incident, which occurred in 2007,  a “stupid” mistake, but it was enough to get his name removed from the Democratic ticket. Republicans dug up two separate incidents from Sherbans Diner and released the reports on Wednesday. “I regret…

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High School Brαwls Shut Down California Taco Bell During Afternoon

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Rowdy high schoolers who insist on fιghting at a local Taco Bell during the afternoons have forced the fast food restaurant to amend its schedule. The Antioch, California Taco Bell’s dining room is normally open in the afternoon, but thanks to brawling high school students, the dining area is now closed during that time. Managers at the eatery say the restaurant has become a regular hang out spot for misbehaving…

Eric King

Man Arrested for Allegedly Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Black Congressman’s Office

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The man who allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at the office of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) has been arrested. Eric King was taken into custody on Tuesday for allegedly tossing two Molotov cocktails in Cleaver’s district office. Cleaver was in Washington D.C. at the time. Surveillance video reportedly showed King breaking into Cleaver’s office, say Kansas City police. King, who has been tied to anti-government graffiti,  had his home searched by…

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LAPD Has Killed At Least One Person A Week For More Than A Decade

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April V. Taylor A new report entitled “Don’t Shoot to Kill,” has been published by the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition and reveals that Los Angeles Police Department officers have killed almost 600 people over the course of the last 14 years, amounting to one person a week.  Ironically, the report was released on the same day LAPD officers killed Ezell Ford, an unarmed 25-year-old black man.  When the group…

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Marc Lamont Hill Might Debate Racists, But Draws the Line at Touching Them

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Marc Lamont Hill may chance running into a racist every now and then by being a pundit for Fox News, but he’s not here for racists. Hill tweeted about an incident at a sports bar in Detroit where he ran into a guy who made a comment about blacks, then proceeded to stick his hand out to greet Hill, but Hill wasn’t having it. Hill tweeted that an “old white…