Man Chased, Shot Dead While Holding 1 Year Old Daughter Over Gang War

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April V. Taylor Multiple new sources are reporting that 21-year-old Allen McQueen was gunned down in the Bronx Tuesday afternoon, while sitting on a park bench, holding is 1-year-old daughter Serenity.  Witnesses and authorities report seeing the gunman come out of nowhere and shoot McQueen. According to witnesses, McQueen started running toward his apartment, carrying his daughter, but he was ...

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American Injustice: Law Blocks DNA Test That Could Prove Innocence

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April V. Taylor In what could be one of the cruelest catch 22’s to ever be inflicted by the American justice system, Dion Harrell has legally been stripped of his right to demand testing of evidence that could clear his name of a rape charge, a crime he says he did not commit. The quandary is the result of a ...

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Activist safe after being adbucted by the National Guard on live TV

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By Robert Stitt Joseph Kent is known as the “Martin Luther King Jr. with tattoos and gold teeth.”  This title was bestowed upon him after his role in the peaceful protests in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Michael Brown. At the time, he was a 21-year-old music student at Morgan State University. Mr. Kent, now considered a prominent ...

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Do cops see the assault and killing of black men as a sport?


Reported by Victor Ochieng The question itself may be very racially-charged, but it’s a question worth asking. In the wake of the deaths of many Black men at the hands of White cops, is shooting Black men the new game of darts for White police officers and wannabe cops? America has recently seen widespread protests across different states over the ...

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10 year old killed by police show black males being shot around the world


By Taylor Miller In the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, many deaths have been attributed to the confrontations between officers and criminals, including four recent deaths of inhabitants during an anti-drug raid in the Complexo do Alemão. Law enforcement’s actions are believed to have more of an effect on the young Black males of the community. Eduardo de Jesus, a ...

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SC Drug Dealers To Go Into Special Educational Program Instead of Prison


By Victor O. Drug dealing is a serious crime in the United States, and to be caught in the act ordinarily means having to spend several months or even years in prison. But the unexpected happened in the case of seven drug dealers caught red-handed in Conway, South Carolina. When the seven drug dealers walked into a recreation center in ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: President Obama has nice words in Selma, but his people are among the most tortured on the planet


by Dr Boyce Watkins People have ranted and raved about the brilliant and inspirational speech given by President Barack Obama in Selma.   I applaud the president’s willingness to speak, and we know that such speeches can serve to inspire those who care about the future of this country. However, it is also important for black people to look beyond words ...

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Man Gets Life In Prison For $20 Worth Of Weed

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April V. Taylor The Daily Beast’s Abby Haglage recently covered the story of Fate Vincent Winslow, a homeless man who agreed to sell $20 worth of weed to a stranger because he wanted something to eat. A plain clothes undercover officer Jerry Alkire asked Winslow to find him “a girl and some weed.” Winslow agreed to find the man some ...

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Yvette Carnell: Al Sharpton’s role in the Comcast debacle reminds us of why he needs to go

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In this video, Yvette Carnell explains why the $20 billion dollar lawsuit against Al Sharpton is yet another reminder that the black community needs to let him go. Sharpton was sued this week by Byron Allen and others who were concerned that Sharpton may have been bribed by Comcast to remain silent about the racial implications of the company’s merge ...

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This man’s execution was absolute torture


By Nigel Boys According to CNN, Charles Frederick Warner, who was scheduled to be executed by the State of Oklahoma last year on April 29, just after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, was pronounced dead on Thursday at 7: 28 p.m. Warner’s execution had been postponed after Lockett was left convulsing and writhing in agony on the gurney, according ...

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