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Prison Guards Spray Inmate With Gas, Leave Him to Suffocate, Blame Death On Infection

Prison Guards Spray Inmate With Gas, Leave Him to Suffocate, Blame Death On Infection

Reported by April V. Taylor A lawsuit was filed this week against the Florida Department of Corrections by inspector Aubrey P. Land, who stumbled upon a cover-up regarding the deαth of an inmate while investigating charges of prison corruption.  Think Progress is reporting that when Land and his colleagues tried to report what they believed […]

Ken Williams: Here’s how you solve the youth violence problem in America

Ken Williams: Here’s how you solve the youth violence problem in America

by Ken Williams People often see ‘profile’ and think about the negative connotation of racial profiling that plagues the country to this day. A more positive profile that should be used to solve the education gap, crime, poverty and high rates of incarceration requires an ‘academic profile.’ This type of profile would enhance partnerships between […]

Black Attorneys: Here’s an Amazing Opportunity to Give Back to Your Community

Black Attorneys: Here’s an Amazing Opportunity to Give Back to Your Community

Reported by April V. Taylor Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is a nonprofit founded in 1991, dedicated to fighting the inflexible and excessive penalties required by mandatory sentencing laws.  FAMM uses advocacy and activism to promote policies that allow judges to use their own discretion when sentencing defendants based on their role in the offense, […]

Is the NAACP asleep at the wheel when it comes to TV Buffoonery?

Is the NAACP asleep at the wheel when it comes to TV Buffoonery?

By Ezekiel J. Walker Back in the early 19th century, black people were made to look like “coons,” “buffoons,” “mammies,” and other stereotypical caricatures for mainstream white audiences but we could always trust on the good ol’ NAACP to hold us down. Like in 1915, The Birth of a Nation, which is still considered one […]

Dr. Samori Swygert: Raising the minimum wage is only feel-good rhetoric

Dr. Samori Swygert: Raising the minimum wage is only feel-good rhetoric

By: Dr. Samori Swygert For many workers across America, their hourly wage has remained stagnant, fixed, and inflexible. The only financial increase many have experienced is the cost of living. This article will address the everyday cost of living and its’ incongruences with the hourly wage of the average American. The question to ask is, […]

Family sues over police officer abusive arrest of unarmed woman

Family sues over police officer abusive arrest of unarmed woman

Reported by Liku Zelleke The family of the woman that was knocked down and punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol trooper – and whose whole ordeal was caught on camera – is asking for justice. The woman, a great-grandmother, had been walking barefoot on eastbound Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles before the […]

Dr. Samori Swygert: Weaponized Drones Will Create Unthinkable Atrocities In America

Dr. Samori Swygert: Weaponized Drones Will Create Unthinkable Atrocities In America

What happens when drones become weaponized domestically? by Dr. Samori Swygert Most Americans are familiar with drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). What will happen when drones become weaponized domestically? This article will address the dangerous possibilities of the manipulation and exploitation of drone technology and the dilemma of science and technology that outpaces legislation […]

The Unemployment Rate Is at a Record Low, But the Economy Still Sucks

The Unemployment Rate Is at a Record Low, But the Economy Still Sucks

Reported by April V. Taylor Recent headlines that are touting the record highs of the Dow and S&P 500 and statistics indicating that unemployment has fallen to 6.1 percent — the lowest level since September 2008 — are misleading Americans into thinking the economy has recovered.  Unemployment statistics used by most news outlets do not […]

Judge’s ‘Egregious’ Ruling Sends 73-Year-Old Man to Jail For Unpaid Debt

Judge’s ‘Egregious’ Ruling Sends 73-Year-Old Man to Jail For Unpaid Debt

Reported by April V. Taylor Despite the 1983 Supreme Court ruling that states that jailing people for being unable to pay a debt is a violation of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause, states all across the country are throwing people in jail for being too poor to pay court fines.  The case of 73-year-old Iheanyi […]

United Nations to Discuss Confidential Policy With POTUS About Detroit

United Nations to Discuss Confidential Policy With POTUS About Detroit

Reported by April V. Taylor Following a statement regarding Detroit shutting off water to residential customers who were behind on their bills, the United Nations is now planning to hold confidential policy discussions with the Obama Administration regarding the matter.  After the discussions, a formal public report will the submitted to the United Nations Human […]