Modern Day Lynching In Mississippi

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Reported by Liku Zelleke On June 18th, Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert, 37, was pulled over by a police officer for a routine traffic stop. He suddenly exited the car and started running away, according to the Tupelo Police Department. The officer, with his canine unit companion in tow, chased Shumpert and finally caught up with him when they found him hiding under a house in the Lee Acres neighborhood. According to…

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Black Woman Had A Shotgun And Confederate Flag Pointed At Her For Parking

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By Ryan Velez Atlanta Black Star reports that this past Sunday, a Henrico County, Virginia man was taken into custody after pointing a shotgun at a Black woman and waving a Confederate flag at her because she parked her car in front of his house. Cierra Mayes told Virginia’s WTVR CBS 6 that she had parked in front of the home of 54-year-old Thomas Lee Campbell while attending a community…

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6-Month-Old Dies In Car Due To Father’s Negligence

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By Victor Ochieng A Des Moines, Iowa man told the police that his six-month-old son died from exposure to excessive heat after he fell asleep in the front seat of his car while his son was in the back seat. However, the police aren’t buying his story. The man, Lance Jordan Williams Sr., 35, was taken to police custody and charged with child-endangerment after officers established that he’d actually left…

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Wig Wants No Part Of Bride-To-Be’s Photoshoot

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Reported by Liku Zelleke A photo shoot is supposed to be one of the highlights of a bride-to-be’s voyage to her wedding day. It is part of the process of capturing the happy moments for years to come. It is therefore, for her at least, a time of fun, joy and happiness. Except it wasn’t that joyous of an occasion for one Texas woman who, while having her pictures taken…

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Should A Former Atlanta “Death Camp” Where Black Prisoners Were Sold Be Sold or Preserved?

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By Victor Ochieng A site, which was once the infamous Chattahooche Brick Company, where African-American convicts were sold into slavery even after Lincoln’s Emancipation Declaration, has become the new bone of contention, with locals demanding that it be preserved due to its historical significance, while others are bent on selling it. Following the end of the U.S. Civil War, there were many Blacks in the south that remained locked up and were…

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How A Tennessee Teen Paid For College By Selling Newspapers

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By Victor Ochieng As a result of hard work and dedication, a Tennessee teenager has managed to save enough money to pay for his entire college education even before setting foot on campus. That might sound like someone earning some good money or in a descent employment, but that’s not the case of this 17-year-old Kevuntez King. “I just stay away from the negativity and try to always be positive,”…

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NYC Man Who Beat Wife’s Would-Be Rapist Is Freed On Own Recognizance

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Mamadou Diallo, 61, from New York was freed from custody after a Bronx Criminal Court judge let him walk out on his own cognizance even though he had beaten a man to death. When the cab driver walked out of the court house after facing the judge, waiting members of the Guinean community to which he belongs and other supporters broke into a cheer. The reason…

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Two Officers Are Suing Baltimore State Attorney For Defamation In Freddy Gray’s Case

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By Ryan Velez A Bossip article says that Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore State attorney who leveled charges against six officers in the Freddie Gray case, is being sued by two of the officers charged for defamation and invasion of privacy. According to Baltimore Circuit Court records, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, who are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old’s death last April, filed the lawsuit against…

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A Brooklyn Doctor Works To Stop Violence By Helping Black Teens

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By Ryan Velez Atlanta Black Star reports that a Brooklyn emergency room physician is taking an extra step to help Black teens and minimize violence. In a May 11 interview with History Now, Dr. Robert Gore reflected on his life in pre-gentrified Brooklyn, saying that he had to carry blades and box cutters on him on his way to school just to feel safe. Even becoming a physician, he still…

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Special Education Teacher Arrested For Pimping Teen Girlfriend

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By: Giovanni Zaburoni A twenty three year old special education teacher in Baltimore, Maryland is behind bars for pimping his sixteen year old girlfriend.  Investigators say the teen girl arranged to meet with a man for s*xual purposes and when she arrived at the Towson East Motel in Baltimore for the transaction, the man revealed he was an undercover officer and both she and her boyfriend, Michael Brandon Osikomaiya were…

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Mother Uses Vacuum Cleaner, Crutch, and Knife To Fight Off Burglar

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By Victor Ochieng A mother made an unlikely use of some of the tools to fight off a burglar who tried to break into her Oklahoma home. The burglar tried to force his way into the house through the window, but wasn’t successful in his mission after the woman waged war against him using a vacuum cleaner, crutch, and a knife, forcing him to flee for safety. It was on Tuesday…

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How An Ex-Con With Four Degrees Desires To Give Back

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By Ryan Velez The Huffington Post recently hosted a story from Upworthy about Daniel Geiter, a former inmate who has been able to beat the odds and find success, and is now looking to pay it forward by helping other ex-cons do the same. Geiter’s story begins in the 80’s and 90’s. At the time, he spent years in and out of jail for what he describes as “petty-theft-type crimes.”…

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Mother And 13-Year-Old Daughter Charged In The Killing Of A Popular 15-Year-Old Chicago Track Student

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By Victor Ochieng A 35-year-old mother and her daughter were arrested and charged with the murder of a 15-year-old popular student of Chicago high school. The student was stabbed with a knife, which the authorities established was handed over to the 13-year-old girl by her mother. Tamika Gayden and her daughter were charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday, coming three days after the stabbing to death of DeKayla Dansberry on Chicago’s South…

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Woman Gets Beaten For About 20 Minutes And No One Helps her

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By Victor Ochieng A horrific video emerged on social media showing a woman being brutally beaten by a man on a Philadelphia street. Several people were captured watching without doing anything. Fox 29 reported that the video was captured on Ontario Street in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood on Thursday morning. One of the individuals who recorded the incident on video didn’t want his face to be shown on television. He told the station…

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WTH – Woman Rather See Beyoncé In Concert Than Pay Her Rent

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By Victor Ochieng Chyna Johnson, a 22-year-old college student, is facing eviction from her home after she used her rent money to purchase tickets for Beyoncé’s “Formation” tour. In a tweet, she said she “bought Beyonce tickets with my rent money and now I gotta be out by midnight tomorrow.” Funny, the student doesn’t regret having made that decision, reports Buzzfeed. After sharing her decision and imminent eviction, Johnson’s tweet was shared…

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