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When is it ever OK for an officer to use deadly force?

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WASHINGTON — The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has reopened the debate over law enforcement protocol and the use of deadly force. Brown, 18, was shot multiple times on Saturday by a police officer while he and a friend were walking down the street in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis. Accounts differ on what led to the ...

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CBS Host: Palestinians Force Israel to Kill Kids

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Recent controversies over coverage of Gaza suggest that reporters can get into trouble over appearing too sympathetic to Palestinians (NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin) or too critical of some Israelis (CNN’s Diana Magnay). But some opinions are perfectly acceptable. On his July 27 show, CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer went on a rant about Palestinians: In the Middle East, the ...

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

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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 police, social services, and schools. ...

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

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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 of, if not the most ...

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

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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, “Is an increase in hourly ...

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Temple professors were paid by private prisons to produce favorable study

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by Dr. Byron Price The latest effort by for-profit prison corporations to laud their superiority over publicly-run prisons is supported by two Temple University professors who failed to initially disclose that their research study was funded by the private corrections industry. This pertinent fact was not revealed until Alex Friedmann, Managing Editor of the Prison Legal News filed an ethics ...

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Dr. Samori Swygert: 11 Catastrophic Trends That Can Ruin Your Life

Dr Samori Swygert discusses 11 catastrophic trends that are happening around the world. www.kulturekritic.com

11 serious trends that we may be ignoring by Dr. Samori Swygert Are we paying attention to these critical trends in today’s society? Our Brave New World is so busy. The average citizen is stuck on a social hamster wheel and the rest of the country is like a circus or movie. It appears as if we only have enough ...

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Criminologist Chenelle Jones give 10 tips for interacting with police

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by Dr. Chenelle Jones The police should treat all people fairly and with respect but in some cases (such as the one involving Dr. Ersula Ore), cops misuse their authority and abuse their power. As such, people should know their rights and responsibilities when dealing with the police. The following list offers tips for interacting with the police. When you ...

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Dr. Sinclair Grey asks why isn’t anyone serious about ending gun violence?

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Gun violence is no stranger to what’s happening in the inner cities. The number of killings in Chicago, Washington, DC, and other major metropolitan areas can’t help but raise eyebrows as to why this problem continues to occur, but little attention is brought to it. Permit me to say that the shooting at Sandy Hook ...

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