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This video shows what happens when black people run into the police

Police brutality has been under the spotlight since protests erupted in response to the police shooting of the late Michael Brown in Ferguson,…

Manhattan man who died in NYPD custody was dangerous: Mayor de Blasio

Manhattan man who died in NYPD custody was dangerous: Mayor de Blasio

The Manhattan man who died in police custody while high on PSP was a “danger to himself and others,” Mayor de Blasio said…

WHAT KIND OF PRISON MIGHT THE INMATES DESIGN?

WHAT KIND OF PRISON MIGHT THE INMATES DESIGN?

The workshop leaders came laden with markers in colors other than red and blue (gang colors), drafting rulers crafted from museum board (too…

EXCLUSIVE: Man plans to sue city after Brooklyn hospital lost his severed thumb

EXCLUSIVE: Man plans to sue city after Brooklyn hospital lost his severed thumb

Hey, Doc, where’s my thumb? Bumbling medical staff at Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital accidentally lost part of a patient’s severed thumb, leaving him…

Cops Investigate Homicide After Seeing Man Burn Bloody Items Near Woods

Cops Investigate Homicide After Seeing Man Burn Bloody Items Near Woods

Police in Washington said they are investigating a likely homicide after a cop responded to a fire and discovered disturbing evidence. On August…

I Allowed People to Mispronounce My African Name for 25 Years

I Allowed People to Mispronounce My African Name for 25 Years

In a recent interview with the Improper Bostonian, Emmy Award-winning star of Orange Is the New Black Uzo Aduba recalls telling her mother of a childhood desire to…

Mystery Donor Gives Money To Vandalized Stores In Ferguson, Keeps Town ‘Hopeful’

Mystery Donor Gives Money To Vandalized Stores In Ferguson, Keeps Town ‘Hopeful’

One man, cane in hand, strolled the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, last week with a selfless mission in mind: Help heal the hurt.…

Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force For Michael Brown

Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force For Michael Brown

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of…

People Rally At Ohio Walmart Where Cops Shot Man

People Rally At Ohio Walmart Where Cops Shot Man

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle…

Cops Not To Blame For Death Of Drug-Addled NYC Man, Ronald Singleton: Union

Cops Not To Blame For Death Of Drug-Addled NYC Man, Ronald Singleton: Union

NEW YORK (AP) — Officers shouldn’t be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in police custody, the head of a…

D.C.’s plan to end homeless crisis prompts a different struggle

D.C.’s plan to end homeless crisis prompts a different struggle

Inside a Southeast apartment she could no longer afford, Nkechi Feasterpiled all the paperwork onto her donated coffee table. There were late notices and…

Undeniable proof that white people don’t mind putting black people in prison

Undeniable proof that white people don’t mind putting black people in prison

Racism can sometimes be like the elusive boogeyman that no one admits to actually exist.  Most of the statistics show that America is…

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by Dr Boyce Watkins Aparently Bill Maher, the ultra-liberal talk show host who both entertains and annoys me, doesn’t understand what it means to be a black man.…

  As the ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri show us, America’s racial tensions didn’t disappear when George Wallace backed down from the schoolhouse door. Dr. King didn’t wave…

Kevin Dedner, MPH It’s different this time. That’s what we told ourselves after Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by a Hispanic man who considered him suspicious as the…

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