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Chicago Police Kill Man Inside Hospital

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Christopher Anderson was shot to death by Chicago police at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital after being taken there for treatment following a traffic accident caused by the driver of the vehicle he was riding in.  Anderson, who was 27, and his 9-year-old daughter were involved in an accident late Sunday evening on Illinois Highway 94.  Authorities report that around 1:30 ...

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Cop who shot black man was known for harassing black males

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By now, you’ve probably seen this controversial news out of Savannah, Georgia: On a Thursday morning nearly a month ago (September 18), 29 year-old Charles Smith was shot and killed, while handcuffed, by Savannah-Chatham Police Officer David Jannot. So allow me to cut straight to the chase: There is no denying the fact that Charles Smith had a criminal record. ...

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The Illusion of Inclusion: Raven-Symoné and the Politics of Racial Dis-Identification

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by Dr Umar Johnson Recent comments made by Raven-Symoné may have been ignorant and self-depreciating, but were not, by any stretch of the imagination, uncommon. On national television she stated, “I’m an American, not an African-American. I don’t know where my roots go (in Afrika), I don’t know how far back they go, and what country they go to… but ...

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Rikers Island guards beat inmate while he was handcuffed

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Shocking images released to the public show a man that looks like he has been beaten mercilessly. His eyelids have swollen so much that his eyes aren’t visible. His lips are distorted. All over his face are splotches of black, blue and red. The picture is of Robert Hinton, 27, an inmate at Rikers Island. It ...

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Carl Dix on the injustice in the death of John Crawford

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by Carl Dix It’s been more than two months since the police murder of Eric Garner, and none of the cops who choked him to death have yet been charged for this crime! More than six weeks since the police murder of Michael Brown, and the killer cop has still not been indicted! Now the grand jury reviewing the evidence ...

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Here’s how the CIA destroyed the man who revealed their damage to black Americans

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Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism. The 20,000-word series enraged black communities, prompted Congressional hearings, and became one of the first major national security ...

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Bill Maher’s horribly ignorant remarks about black people

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by Dr Boyce Watkins Aparently Bill Maher, the ultra-liberal talk show host who both entertains and annoys me, doesn’t understand what it means to be a black man. During a recent episode of his popular show, Real Time with Bill Maher, the host criticized President Barack Obama for not being a “real black president,” (whatever that means) in his response ...

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Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Michael Brown Prove There is No Greater Crime Than Being Black

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Kevin Dedner, MPH It’s different this time. That’s what we told ourselves after Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by a Hispanic man who considered him suspicious as the teen walked in a gated Florida community. We said it after Jordan Davis was fatally shot at a Florida gas station by a white man who complained about the teen’s loud music. ...

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Dr. Wilmer Leon explains who poor blacks became targets of the police

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By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “America, that has been ringing the bells of the world, proclaiming to the nations and the peoples thereof that she has democracy to give to all and sundry…America that has arraigned Turkey at the bar of public opinion and public justice against the massacres of the Armenians, has herself no satisfaction to give 12,000,000 ...

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From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson

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Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At a time when so much ...

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