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 to avoid execution because his ...

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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 impact the lives of countless ...

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Black Princeton Students Do An Experiment With Police

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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 over for a broken taillight, ...

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

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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 approved the state’s motion to ...

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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 read the article that this ...

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8 Things You Should Know About Minister Louis Farrakhan

Tiara KJ Williams discusses eight interesting facts about Minister Louis Farrakhan.

by Tiara Kj Williams Minister Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. is one of the most important leaders in the black community. Though he is demonized in the media for his unfiltered messages, he is embraced by the Black community for restoring the Black family and being a fearless voice for the silenced. His contributions range from the Million Man March to ...

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Rachel Miller-Bradshaw: Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Program Has To Focus On Family Values


By Rachel Miller-Bradshaw “If we help these young men become better husbands and fathers they will not only become better citizens but pass this on to their children,” said President Obama during his speech today about the newly enacted My Brother’s Keeper program. This program will concentrate on young men of color, an extremely disenfranchised group in the United States. ...

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Dr. Sinclair Grey III: Gay or Straight, Let’s Focus On The Human Being

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III For a while now, the sports media has been focusing so much attention on Michael Sam and his admission that he’s gay that it’s difficult not talking about the upcoming football draft without hearing his story. With the possibility of being the ‘first openly gay’ football player, Michael Sam has handled himself professionally. Not appearing ...

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CHARGED: Man Who Killed Teen For Throwing Eggs

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III 48-year-old Willie Noble is being charged with a teen’s death after shooting into a carload of teenagers because he felt that the teens vandalized his vehicle. According to Noble, the shot was not to kill anyone, but to scare the teens off. The vandalism began as teens pranked Nobles’ teenager. Before the shooting, Nobles found ...

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Dr. Ron Daniels: 50 Years Since “The Ballot or the Bullet” Speech

by Dr. Ron Daniels February 21st marks the 49th anniversary of the assassination of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Omawale, “our Black Shining Prince,” Malcolm X. This year is also fifty years since Malcolm delivered The Ballot or the Bullet speech. Brother Malcolm made numerous speeches, and it is hard to imagine one that was not inspirational, informational and powerful. The two ...

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