Florida Wants To Keep Media From Investigating Stand Your Ground Cases


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


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


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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Why Black People Are Moving Back To The South


By Andrew Scot Bolsinger For virtually the entire history of blacks in America, a North-bound migration for better jobs, less discrimination and more opportunity has taken place. Now, perhaps for the first time in history, blacks are migrating back to the Deep South. Many, according to the Christian Science Monitor, like retired autoworker Charlie Cox simply want to return the ...

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3 Reasons You Need To Read Ralph Ellison


By Lechette Walker Ralph Ellison was a literally genius that contributed to the literally component of his times. His contribution and ideology is still valid in today’s ever-changing g environment. Ellison was born March 1, 1914 in Oklahoma City. He evolved to a great writer that published the best-selling novel Invisible Man in 1952. The book that captured the audience ...

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No One Knows Exactly How The Author Of “12 Years A Slave” Died


By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The spotlight following an Oscar for best picture has not helped solve the basic riddle to the life of Solomon Northrup, whose memoir from the 1840’s provided the story for the award-winning picture about his life, “12 Years a Slave.” For a man of that time who was not significantly famous, nor someone readily in history ...

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Nigerian Author Wins Major Prize For Fiction

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about race and identity was awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Adichie’s “Americanah,” was chosen over “The Goldfinch” author Donna Tartt and three other finalists according to a story in Newsone. Adichie is best known “Half of a Yellow Sun.” Americanah centers around a young man and ...

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Inmates Try To Escape With Prison Toilet


By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Four Rikers Island inmates reportedly attempted an escape on Monday by  ripping a toilet in the cell’s cinderblock, The inmates, Vernon Easley, Chris Martinez, Jeffrey Lashley, and Naquan Febres, reportedly crawled through the holes they created. Once out of their cells they attempted to attack an officer with bricks, according to report in the New York Daily News. Department records ...

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