Autopsy: St. Louis Officer Shot Vonderrit Myers From Behind

Activists Protest For Justice After Police Shootings

An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday. Dr. Cyril Wecht, who has investigated the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and JonBenet Ramsey, conducted the autopsy at the request of Vonderrit Myers Jr.’s family ...

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Ferguson Protester: Things Will ‘Never Be The Same’ If Darren Wilson Isn’t Indicted

Activists March In Ferguson On Nat'l Day Of Action Against Police Brutality

Five people, including a legal observer who said he was simply walking back to his car, were arrested outside the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday night as protesters gathered to call for the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. The officer’s case is currently being reviewed by a grand jury, which must decide ...

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Black Art Lovers, London Is the Place to Be Right Now


To coincide with both Black History Month in the United Kingdom and the internationally renowned Frieze art fair, there are a staggering seven exhibitions by black artists—plus a historical-archive showcase presenting formerly unseen photographs of black people in Victorian Britain—currently showing in London. Previously unthinkable in what was once a notoriously conservative, painfully homogeneous and dolefully Eurocentric art world, we ...

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12 Of The Sketchiest Things The DEA Has Done While Waging The War On Drugs


This is part one of a two-part series. The Drug Enforcement Administration was established under the Justice Department in 1973 by President Richard Nixon. Its mission was to keep the nation off and away from drugs, which, at least according to the White House, were a moral evil and catalyst of criminal behavior. The agency was formed just two years ...

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Veterans who bravely served their country now live ‘like second-class citizens’ in a squalid East Harlem apartment building


This is no way to thank our brave servicemen and women. More than 100 of the country’s veterans say they are living in squalor at a city-owned East Harlem building overrun with rats, cockroaches, bedbugs and mold. “To treat us like we’re second-class citizens . . . it’s like our service didn’t mean nothing,” said Walter King, 57, an Army ...

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Americans Are Really Confused About Which African Countries Have Ebola


Africa is really big. It’s bigger than not only the United States but all of North America. Yet judging by the reactions of some Americans, it would seem that Africa were nothing but a small country, and any travel there means you likely will get Ebola. In reality, only five countries in Africa have had Ebola cases in the current ...

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Report: Chicago Police Are Getting Away With Brutality, And Most Of It Is Against Minorities

Chicago battles crime in its toughest neighborhoods

A report to be presented to the United Nations next month alleges the Chicago Police Department has engaged in “ongoing, pervasive” violence targeting the city’s youth of color in a way perpetuated by its “culture of impunity.” Alarming statistics are presented alongside youth testimony, collected at an August 2014 community hearing and via a confidential “police encounter line,” in the ...

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Marchers Protesting Michael Brown Shooting Block Atlanta Highway


Wednesday evening as protesters halted traffic. The incident was part of a protest in response to the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of a 18-year-old African-American by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present on the Downtown Connector near Freedom Parkway. Their presence blocked traffic for a short ...

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Video contradicts NYPD cops’ story on arrest of Bronx man mistaken for being a robber


A video obtained by the Daily News appears to back a Bronx man’s claims he was railroaded by cops on April Fools’ Day. Raymond Romero, 21, says NYPD officers mistook him for a robber, slammed him to the ground, broke his pinkie finger, Tasered him repeatedly and used him as a punching bag. He contends he has been locked up ...

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President of Liberia Calls For Doctors Worldwide, Allows Son Who Is a Doctor to Stay Away

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf keeps her son who is a doctor safe from Ebola in her country

Reported by Nigel Boys While Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (pictured), the President of Liberia, believes that the only way to stop the outbreak of Ebola is if the whole world contributes in fighting the killer disease, her son, Dr. James Adama Sirleaf, prefers to stay safe at his home in Georgia. President Sifleaf recently called for the return of Liberian government ...

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