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Virginia’s Slave-Trade Center May Be Destroyed For A New Ballpark

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The mayor of Richmond, VA wants to build a ballpark and spur downtown economic revival in historic Shockee Bottom, the city’s oldest neighborhood that was also the center of the slave trade prior to the Civil War. But a group of African-American leaders believe the area is “sacred ground,” according to an Associated Press report, and ...

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The National Civil Rights Museum Gets A Makeover

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By Lechette Walker Renovations have been completed on a National Civil Rights museum that equals $27.5 million in Memphis, TN. The museum is at a place of historic value located within the Lorraine Motel in Memphis where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. “This museum after 22 years needed to be updated,” said Faith Morris, the museum’s director of ...

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Homicides Drop To New Low In So-Called ‘Murder Capital’

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Even the stubborn murder rate has finally bent to the will of Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emmanuel. The mayor has taken on the troubling school system and pushed for economic innovation while managing a debt that threatens the city’s long-term stability during his term in office, a post he called a dream job after working at the ...

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Court Rules Officers Had No Right To Arrest Jordan Miles

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By April Taylor A jury has reached a verdict regarding Jordan Miles, a Pittsburgh man who was falsely arrested and then beat during a January 2010 exchange involving officers David Sisak, Michael Saidutte, and Richard Ewing.  Miles case was based on an exchange that took place as he was walking to his grandmother’s house for the night.  Miles believes he was ...

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What Happened To The Victims Of The Building Collapse In Harlem?

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By David Bloodsaw Marcus Samuelsson famed chef and co-owner of the Red Rooster Harlem developed Harlem Helps for the victims of the Harlem explosion that rocked the neighbor figuratively and emotionally. The event will be a benefit on April 2 with a cocktail hour, dinner and an auction reports The Root. Samuelsson, who lives minutes from the where the blast ...

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Florida Wants To Keep Media From Investigating Stand Your Ground Cases

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by Afiya J. Watkins Florida is becoming the state most synonymous with controversial laws, and some politicians and their constituents are outraged by it. After a Tampa Bay Times’ review of 200 cases that involved the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law found an “uneven application” and “shocking outcomes,” one Florida lawmaker is seeking to impede the media’s ability to scrutinize the law. Earlier ...

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Rapper Sues NYPD And Receives $7,500 Settlement

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by Barry Burch Jr. There are countless stories of Black people being treated unfairly by the police, but one young man has come out of the other end of this despicable, and dark tunnel that is police brutality, intact, and with a $7,500 settlement, as reported by New York Daily News. Quinshon Shingles is an aspiring rapper from New York, who ...

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Temple University Student Attacked With A Brick

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert A 19-year old Temple University student suffered serious facial injuries after an attacker hit her with a brick only a block from campus on Friday. The young adult is recovering from the assault that dislocated her teeth and caused multiple other facial injuries. The student was walking with her 20-year old boyfriend, who also attends Temple, near ...

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French Sculptor Falsely Makes White Men The Heroes Of Slavery

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert The artist Pierre-Jean David d’Angers, well known during his time, commemorated some of the most celebrated public figures of his time in stone and bronze. One image he depicted is a representation of a violent episode in the history of slavery in the West Indies; but this is a deceptive type presentation, editing history to suit the ...

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Girl Gets Punished For Saving A Classmate’s Life

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Administrators at a Virginia Beach, Va. middle school suspended a sixth-grade student for ten days after she took a utility knife from a classmate who was harming himself, threw it away and then after talking to her parents reported it to school officials the next day. Adrionna Harris’ mother Rachael Harris said that she was “shocked ...

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