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Man says he was beaten senselessly by cops just for asking what he did wrong

Man says he was beaten senselessly by cops just for asking what he did wrong

Reported by Liku Zelleke About two years ago, Jermaine Robinson, 41, was out for a bike ride near his Hillsboro home and the last thing he could have expected was to be accosted by police officers, thrown to the ground, roughed up and hauled off to jail. But that’s exactly what happened to him. Now, […]

Charges: Neighbor pulls gun on dad teaching daughter to ride bike

Charges: Neighbor pulls gun on dad teaching daughter to ride bike

A man is accused of pulling a gun on a neighbor who was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bike in Rosemount. Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he pointed a shotgun at his neighbor and threatened to kill him on May 25, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint […]

Meet the African Leader Whose Assassination Was Sponsored By the US

Meet the African Leader Whose Assassination Was Sponsored By the US

Reported by April Taylor Some consider the US-sponsored killing of Patrice Lumumba to be the most important assassination of the 20th century. Many know him as the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who played a pivotal role in calling for countrywide unity and freedom from colonial atrocities through independence.  The Democratic Republic of […]

Prison Guards Who Scalded Inmate to Death Avoid Punishment | breakingbrown.com

Prison Guards Who Scalded Inmate to Death Avoid Punishment | breakingbrown.com

A mentally ill inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution near Miami, Florida was tortured to death by prison guards, but investigators determined that there is not enough evidence to charge the guards. Darren Rainey was serving a two year sentence for cocaine possession when he was forced into a locked shower by prison guards as […]

Lawsuits settled over Oscar Grant Shooting, officer is also a free man

Lawsuits settled over Oscar Grant Shooting, officer is also a free man

Reported by Liku Zelleke The five men who were friends with Oscar Grant, and were also present on the night he was shot to death by a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, have reached a deal to settle a federal lawsuit they had filed against the agency. Jack Bryson Jr., Nigel Bryson, […]

Inmates planned execution is stayed due to mental disability

Inmates planned execution is stayed due to mental disability

Reported By Liku Zelleke The execution of Robert Campbell in Texas was stayed, at the last minute on Wednesday, by a federal appeals court. Had the execution gone ahead, Campbell would have been the first inmate to be put to death in the US after last month’s botched lethal injection execution in Oklahoma. He managed […]

Dr Michael Fauntroy explains that Donald Sterling is just the tip of the Iceberg

Dr Michael Fauntroy explains that Donald Sterling is just the tip of the Iceberg

by Professor Michael Fauntroy The only people surprised by the audio recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his convoluted racism are those who have no idea who he is or what he is about. He is a well-documented and repugnant racist who for decades used his wealth to and privilege to negatively […]

Black Princeton Students Do An Experiment With Police

Black Princeton Students Do An Experiment With Police

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Police apparently pulled the wrong carload of black men over in Princeton last week. Member of the Black Youth Project 100 were pulled over after leaving a convening meeting on the Princeton University campus on March 8, according to a story in The Root. The officer said he pulled the car […]

Man Has Been On Deathrow For Decades, Now He’s Free

Man Has Been On Deathrow For Decades, Now He’s Free

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Imagine being on death row for 26 years knowing your innocent, but still might be executed. Since August of 1988, Glenn Ford has sat on death row waiting to be set free or executed. On Tuesday afternoon, Ford, 64 walked out of prison at Angola in Louisiana a free man. A judge […]

Dr Boyce & Wilmer Leon: Have White men with guns become the new terrorists?

Dr Boyce & Wilmer Leon: Have White men with guns become the new terrorists?

In this video, Dr. Wilmer Leon explains the article he wrote explaining the historical context behind white men with guns being terrorists to the African American community.  The arguments seem to be a stretch at first, but once this scholar breaks it down using history, it all starts to make sense. If you want to […]