American Injustice: Law Blocks DNA Test That Could Prove Innocence

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Harrell served time for the crime and was released nearly 20 years ago, but he is still listed as a sex offender and is under permanent community supervision and wants to clear his name. Harrell was convicted based largely on eyewitness identification by the victim and a match of blood type despite the fact that the victim and the perpetrator ...

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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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Racist Florida Cops Use Pictures of Black Men For Target Practice


NBC South Florida is reporting that North Miami Beach police officers have been using pictures of Black men for target practice. The discovery was made by Florida National Guard sergeant Valerie Deant when she visited a local shooting range last month to complete weapons qualification training.  The range, Medley Firearms Training Center, is owned by the City of Medley. According ...

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