Politics

April V. Taylor: Are Democrats Complicit In Police Murder, Mass Incarceration?

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As people across the country continue to protest and face arrest for standing up against a police force and criminal justice system, it must not be forgotten that those who are being arrested are going up against a system that has imprisoned more of its own citizens than any other country in the world.  One of the things not being ...

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Criminologist Chenelle Jones gives the real reason people were rioting in Ferguson

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by Dr. Chenelle A. Jones On Monday, November 24, 2014 a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teen, Michael Brown. Reaction to the decision was almost immediate. People of all races rushed to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the decision. While a majority of the demonstrations were nonviolent, some ...

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House Republicans Make Good On Threat, Sue Obama

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Republicans in the House of Representatives have fired the opening salvo against President Obama in what looks to be an intense battle over President Obama’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  The lawsuit specifically challenges issues with employer-based coverage and payments to insurers. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington D.C. against the Department ...

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Dr. Wilmer Leon asks: What happens if Ferguson officer is not indicted?

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Ferguson – Revolt vs. Revolution – The Fire Next Time By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “This innocent country set you down in a ghetto in which, in fact, it intended that you should perish…You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were a worthless human being. ...

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MO Governor Declares State Of Emergency, Activates Guard

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April V. Taylor Despite the fact that there has not been any violence, Missouri governor Jay Nixon issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and activating the Missouri National Guard.  The order also places the St. Louis County Police Department in control of a unified command that includes the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Missouri State ...

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Dennis Rodman Says He Helped Prisoner Get Released

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Earlier this year, Dennis Rodman faced intense criticism for claiming that Kenneth Bae, an American prisoner being held in North Korea, was guilty, but in a striking turn of events, Rodman is now claiming that a letter he wrote to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un helped secure Bae’s release.  Bae and fellow American prisoner Matthew Miller were suddenly released ...

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Could Ben Carson Be The First Black Republican President?

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Speculation is heating up that Dr. Ben Carson may be the first contender in the 2016 presidential race.  While there has been speculation for some time about whether or not Carson will run, ABC has confirmed that he plans to air an almost hour long introductory ad that will be presented as a documentary, entitled “A Breath of Fresh Air: ...

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#Pointergate: Racist News Station Claims Finger Pointing Is Gang Sign

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April V. Taylor Between Obama being referred to as a N$%!*# by a C-SPAN caller and a racist misguided exit poll in South Carolina that asked if Blacks had become too demanding about equality, many Americans thought they had seen it all in the collision between politics and racism this week, but a story coming out of Minneapolis may just ...

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C-SPAN Caller: “Republicans Hate That N*&!#$ Obama!”

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The C-SPAN show Washington Journal is normally a fairly mundane collection of rational discourse, but recently, a caller to the show who identified himself as Anthony from San Diego, did something shocking.  He warned his fellow Republicans to not misuse their new Senate majority by overreaching and possibly causing a Hillary Clinton presidency, specifically pointing out that advocating for the ...

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Tim Scott First Elected Black Senator In History From The South

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Tim Scott has made history becoming the first Black person to be elected to the United States Senate from the South.  While two Black senators from the South have previously served, they were not elected in a public election.  It has been more than 130 years since there was a Black Senator sitting in the United States Senate when Sen. ...

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