Grandson Allegedly Killed His Grandparents For No Apparent Reason

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By Nigel Boys Fifty-nine-year-old Sharon Reed and her 78-year-old husband, James Earl Reed, who had reportedly been running a daycare out of her home for 20 years, were fatally shot in Oklahoma City on Tuesday afternoon. The alleged culprit was her own grandchild. When 20-year-old Quinton Dashawn Laster came out of the home around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, he didn’t appear to be violent but frightened said Gerald Lyon,…

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Naked Teen Shot And Killed By Police For Acting Erratic

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By Nigel Boys David Joseph, an African-American 17-year-old senior at Premier High School in Austin, Texas, was fatally shot by a police officer on Monday after someone called 911 to report he was chasing people around an apartment complex while naked and acting erratic. The teen known as “Pronto” to his friends, was a student-athlete who was scheduled to graduate this spring, according to Rolling Out. Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman,…

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Disabled Student Is Latest Victim Of Bullying

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By Nigel Boys Isaiah Wooding, a 16-year-old student at Penns Hill High School in Pittsburg, who has often been the victim of bullies because of he has cerebral palsy, was humiliated even further as a video of a recent attack was posted on social media, according to reports. The Daily Mail reported Margaret Wooding, the mother of the teen who suffers from abnormal brain development, has had enough of the treatment…

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Nadja West Rises In Ranks to Become the First Ever Black Female Three-Star General

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By Victor Ochieng Lt. General Nadja West’s promotion to a three-star general will be formalized on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. She’ll be making history on that day, becoming the first African-American woman to achieve that rank within the United States army. But that’s not all; West is the topmost ranked female graduate of West Point. The U.S. Senate recently approved her promotion to become the new Army Surgeon General and…

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Former Employee Sues For Racial Discrimination After Witnessing A KKK Hood Hanging

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By Nigel Boys In a lawsuit filed against his former employers, 27-year-old Isiah Washington, an African-American who worked in a factory for a Californian company, claims that he was discriminated against and finally fired after he reported an alleged racial incident. Washington, who has now gained the help of top Los Angeles civil rights attorney, Lisa Bloom, to defend his case, claims that he was targeted last April by racist…

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Oldest Death Row Inmate Has Been Executed In Georgia

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By Nigel Boys After spending over 35 years in prison for the killing of a shop manager during a robbery in 1979, 72-year-old Brandon Astor Jones, the oldest death row inmate in Georgia, was executed on Wednesday by lethal injection. After several hours of delay as his lawyers filed a last-minute appeal with the Supreme Court, Jones was executed at the state prison in Jackson under the watchful eye of…

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Homeless Man Shot Dead by Police After He Fatally Stabbed A Police Dog

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By Anglea Wills According to officials, police in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania fatally shot a man on last Sunday after he stabbed and killed a police dog. Thirty-seven-year-old Bruce Kelley Jr. was killed afer he and his father, who were drinking beer out of open containers, were approached by Port Authroity police officers. The incident occurred on Wood Street near the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway located in Wilkinsburg just outside…

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Is It Easier For Biracial Men To Deal With Identity Issues Than Biracial Women?

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By Victor Ochieng Racial identity is an issue that many people have to deal with. Biracial people too find it a challenge as they aren’t fully identified as being one or the other. Is it the same for biracial men and women or does gender somehow make it easier for biracial males to cope? In an article penned by Sage Steele, an NBA journalist, whose mother is white and father…

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Medical Racism Plagues Small Alabama Town Suffering from Outbreak of TB

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By Angela Wills A recent outbreak of tuberculosis in a small Southern town in Alabama is being attributed to America’s long standing history of medical racism. Marion, Alabama has been the victim of several cases of tuberculosis, also referred to as TB, reporting 253 cases of tuberculosis per 100,000 people. This rate is indeed worse than many developing countries such as Bangladesh and Kenya. Currently, Alabama’s statewide TB rate is 2.8….

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Activist DeRay Responds To Rapper Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” Rap Song

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By Victor Ochieng The controversial “White Privilege II” song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has captured the attention of activist DeRay Mckesson. The activist recently took to social media and made a comment about the song. He even went ahead to have a one-on-one chat with the musician in a bid to establish what inspired him to pen the song. “When I first heard Macklemore’s new song, “White Privilege II,” I…

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A Little Boys Life Is Taken While Asleep By Grandmother’s Gun

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By Nigel Boys Deonca Kennedy, a 45-year-old security guard, found out just how dangerous it is to sleep with your gun under your pillow when it went off and fatally struck her 3-year-old grandson who was in bed with her, according to investigators. The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning at Kennedy’s eastern New Orleans home in the 5600 block of Red Maple Drive, according to NOLA.com. Investigators…

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Ben Carson’s Campaign Ad Manages to Horrify Even Him

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By Angela Wills Ben Carson’s explanation for his campaign ad, which even he claims to have been horrified by, was that “It was done by people who have no concept of the black community.” Carson blamed his staff for the poorly constructed rap radio advertisement that was released last year, saying that he has a campaign that is run much better now since shaking up the staff around the New Year….

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Here is the “Historic Action” Taken by Academy Over Oscars Boycott

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For two straight years, Oscar nominees have been all white, and that was enough for Jada Pinkett-Smith to announce on Facebook that she wouldn’t be attending this year’s awards gala. Now the Academy is responding with what they’re describing as “historic action”. “The Academy has the right to acknowledge whomever they choose, to invite whomever they choose and now I think that it’s our responsibility, now, to make the change,”…

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Flint Is Sending Out Shut-Off Notices for That Dirty, Lead Contaminated Water

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Being made to pay for polluted water isn’t worse than drinking it, but it’s still an insult. The government of Flint fed lead filled water into the homes of its residents, and now it’s sending shut-off notices for that water. According to mlive, the city will send out the first water shut-off notices since a judge put a stop to them in August: The new notices only account for debts…

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Judge Accused of Using N-Word in Open Court Resigns Amid Investigation

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A Georgia judge accused of using the N-word in open court has resigned. Superior Court Judge Roger Bradley of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit informed Gov. Nathan Deal that Jan. 31 would be his last day on the job. Judge Bradley became the source of a Judicial Qualifications Investigation after he allegedly called someone the N-word the word in March. Allen Duray Green told local affiliate FOX 5   that a judge…

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