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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Man Dies Less Than A Year After Being Wrongfully Imprisoned For 21 Years

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April V. Taylor   Sharrif Wilson, a 38-year-old Harlem resident, was released from prison just last year after going to jail as a 15-year-old teenager. He spent 21 years behind bars, more than half his life, behind bars for a crime he did not commit. According to the New York Daily News, Wilson was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai hospital ...

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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


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?


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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