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Man Who Was Exonerated After 39 Years Forgives Witness Who Lied On Him

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April V. Taylor Ricky Jackson spent nearly four decades in jail for a crime he did not commit.  He was recently released after spending more time behind bars than any exonerated U.S. prisoner in history based on records kept by the Ohio Innoncence Project and the National Registry of Exonerations. Jackson was 18 when he was arrested and found guilty ...

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Carl Dix: Rock In The New Year With Resistance To Police Murder

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by Carl Dix NO NEW YEAR UNDER THIS OLD SYSTEM! WE CAN’T BREATHE! from Carl Dix On New Year’s Eve, as the clock winds down on 2014, the powers that be will hope to be ringing in a new year that carries forward business as usual. That must not be allowed to go down because business as usual in Amerikkka ...

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Dr. Wilmer Leon asks: What happens if Ferguson officer is not indicted?

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Ferguson – Revolt vs. Revolution – The Fire Next Time By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “This innocent country set you down in a ghetto in which, in fact, it intended that you should perish…You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were a worthless human being. ...

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3 Slain Civil Rights Workers To Receive Presidential Medal of Honor

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James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were 3 civil rights workers who were killed by the KKK during a drive to register Black voters in Mississippi, known as Freedom Summer.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, which saw college students from all over the country join the push to help Black people be able to vote.  ...

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Black Soldiers Killed At Higher Rates Than White Soldiers

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The armed forces was long marketed as a way for lower income young adults to get a college education or skill and see the world, but with the United States having been embroiled in turmoil in the Middle East for more than a decade now, that promise of dreams fulfilled has been tarnished as soldiers have continued to come home ...

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Miami Prison Holds Father Daughter Dance

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The Miami Federal Detention Center did something out of the ordinary and made history by holding the first father-daughter dance for inmates and their daughters.  The dance was meant to help strengthen their bonds and prepare the men for their eventual release.  According to the Miami Herald, 13 inmates and 20 daughters attended the two hour ball held in a ...

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Dion Waiters Is Muslim, Not Un-American

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Dion Waiters, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has had to explain his absence from pre-game activities during a recent NBA game.  Waiters idd not to take the court during a recent Cavaliers game against the Utah Jazz during the national anthem and the introduction of the starting lineups.  Some people thought that Waiters was being rebellious about being removed ...

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Could Ben Carson Be The First Black Republican President?

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Speculation is heating up that Dr. Ben Carson may be the first contender in the 2016 presidential race.  While there has been speculation for some time about whether or not Carson will run, ABC has confirmed that he plans to air an almost hour long introductory ad that will be presented as a documentary, entitled “A Breath of Fresh Air: ...

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C-SPAN Caller: “Republicans Hate That N*&!#$ Obama!”

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The C-SPAN show Washington Journal is normally a fairly mundane collection of rational discourse, but recently, a caller to the show who identified himself as Anthony from San Diego, did something shocking.  He warned his fellow Republicans to not misuse their new Senate majority by overreaching and possibly causing a Hillary Clinton presidency, specifically pointing out that advocating for the ...

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Wayne Brady’s Battle With Depression Caused Breakdown

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While many people may think that comedian and TV host Wayne Brady is always happy, he has opened up to admit that he has secretly battled depression for years.  Brady is an Emmy-award winner and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway and Let’s Make A Deal.  Despite his confidence as a host and comedian that brings laughter and entertainment ...

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