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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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Carl Dix: We need to stop having to tell our sons to be afraid of police

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  by Carl Dix I’m writing from Ferguson, Missouri, where I’ve been for the past couple of days, uniting with people taking to the streets to demand Justice for Michael Brown. This police murder, and the way all of society has been impacted by the righteous resistance to that murder, has brought a painful subject back up for many people. ...

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Police Brutality: A Public Health Crisis

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By Kevin Dedner, MPH The recent death of Michael Brown is a tipping point: police brutality is a public health crisis for boys and men of color.   Brown’s death comes just days after the death of Eric Garner being ruled a homicide.  The deaths of Garner and Brown at the hands of police are vivid examples of how some police ...

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Why the ForHarriet.com founder was wrong for not supporting Eric Garner

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by Agyei Tyehimba Some of you read this title, saw my name and picture above, and thought, “Another Black man (a Nationalist at that) is bashing Kimberly Foster for her controversial article “Why I Will Not March for Eric Garner.” Foster’s July 22nd article on the forHarriet.com website has sparked the righteous indignation of many in the progressive Black community, and in my ...

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