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Ferguson: Possible Juror Misconduct, Cover-Up In Michael Brown Case

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April V. Taylor After having the decision by the grand jury investigating the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown delayed until next year, investigative reporter Shaun King and others have uncovered several things that point to unethical legal proceedings and a possible cover-up by police. This includes violations of the state’s sunshine laws by hiding basic evidentiary information, questionable revelations of information that include juror misconduct and criminal actions…

Medical Examiner Told To Change Autopsy Findings To Match Police Officers’ Story

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April V. Taylor In a shocking and bizarre turn of events, the medical examiner in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has changed the findings of an autopsy report that ruled the death of 22-year-old Mark Salazar a homicide to match the version of events given by the police officers who killed him.  The medical examiner originally wrote a report that stated that Salazar was running away from officers and was shot in…

Federal Judge Forced To Decide If Texas Voter Law Is Racist

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April V. Taylor Texas has historically been a state with some of the most discriminatory and racist voting policies, and the state currently has a voter ID law that is on federal trial in Corpus Christi.  The law went into effect on January 1, 2012 and was then struck down by a federal court.  When the Supreme Court struck down Section 5 of the historic Voting Rights Act in 2013,…

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…

For Profit College Preys On Vulnerable, Turns American Dream Into Financial Nightmare

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The Huffington Post is reporting that the giant Corinthian Colleges has had a lawsuit filed against them by the Consumer Finance Protection Board (CFPB).  Many may not recognize the name Corinthian, but most people who watch television have seen commercials for the infamous Everest College.  Corinthian also runs Heald College and WyoTech schools.  The lawsuit stems from the for-profit college swindling students into taking on huge student loan debts by…

Grand Jury Ruling Delayed Until Next Year In Michael Brown Killing

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April V. Taylor In what many are calling a possible delay of justice, the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that the grand jury charged with determining whether or not Officer Darren Wilson will be charged criminally for the death of Michael Brown now has until January 7th to make their decision. Brown was killed by Wilson on August 9th.  Numerous eyewitnesses report that Brown was fatally shots while his hands…

Farrakhan gives some strong words on Ferguson and Michael Brown

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Minister Louis Farrakhan is one of the most respected and appreciated voices in all of black America.  So, when the tragedy of Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Missouri took place, Farrakhan was one of the first to speak on the matter. Farrakhan gave a recent address in which he stated that the Michael Brown shooting was a mere microcosm of what’s been happening all throughout the United States. He says…

Officer Who Roughed Up CNN’s Don Lemon Investigated After Racist Tirade

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The St. Louis police officer who was seen pushing CNN anchor Don Lemon during a live segment in Ferguson has been relieved of duty over a racist rant. Lemon was reporting on the unrest in Ferguson when Officer Dan Page began to physically push the anchor back. Now video has surfaced of Page making racist and homοphobic comments at an Oath Keepers meeting a few months back. “It’s wide-ranging inflammatory…

Here’s Why the Officer Who Gunned Down Michael Brown Will Probably Walk Free

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by Yvette Carnell After George Zimmerman stalked unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, instigated a fιght, then gunned down Martin, many African-Americans held out hope that Zimmerman would be convicted of mυrder after his arrest. That didn’t happen. Zimmerman convinced the jury that a bloοdy nose afforded him permission to use lethal force against Martin. Now here we are again; an unarmed teen was slain, this time by a police officer. In…

Dr. Angela Davis – The Injustice of the Prison Industrial Complex

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Dr. Angela Davis is known worldwide for her work to combat all forms of oppression as an activist, teacher, and writer.  Dr. Davis’ political activism has strong roots to her upbringing in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1940s and 50s.  Her experiences with racial prejudice and discrimination had a powerful impact on her and encouraged her to fight oppression.  As a teenager, Dr. Davis set up interracial study groups that were…

Financial Lovemaking: Did bad relationship choices destroy Columbus Short’s career?

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Columbus Short was once a highly sought after superstar on the hit television show, “Scandal.”  Earning millions of dollars each year, he was at the peak of his career.  But this has been a rough year for Short, who has been caught in one awkward situation after another.   Short’s wife, Tanee McCall-Short, is now filing for divorce and also received a restraining order against him.  She says that he’s…

Judge Joe Brown Explains Why He Was Arrested

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by Barry Burch Jr. Judge Joe Brown is still very upset about the five days he was sentenced to serve in a Memphis jail for contempt of court.  He claimed in a recent interview that his legal troubles have a lot less to do with his behavior, and a great deal more to do with his bid for District Attorney.  Brown is running for the office in the same town…

Barneys and Macy’s “No Show” at City Council Hearing

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by Barry Burch Jr. Looks like Barneys and Macy’s are doing exactly what they want African-Americans to do: Not show up. In New York, 17 chief retail stores are being given this Friday as a deadline to provide information with regard to their handling of shoppers they suspect are stealing. On Wednesday, the City Council at a hearing received statements form Macy’s and Barneys New York, which deny singling out customers and…

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin’s Case With Passion

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin’s Case With Passion

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 By: Madam Prezident This video had me buck eyed. The George Zimmerman case which left Trayvon Martin dead has been the talk of the entire United States. This elderly man decided to weigh in on the case and lets just say, “he’s very passionate about how he feels zimmerman should not have had a gun.”

Black folks! Don’t use the Bible to condemn gay marriage

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In this video, I talk about how it is wrong to use a book that was utilized to justify the enslavement of Africans and African Americans as a reason not to support gay marriage. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJfv6iDV8BA&w=420&h=315]