Politics

USA Freedom Act Finally Limits NSA Spying Power

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April V. Taylor After allowing the Patriot Act to lapse, the Senate has significantly scaled back the national security policy that was formed following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  The new USA Freedom Act curtails the federal government’s broad surveillance of American phone records that was made known to the public through leaks made by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The new ...

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Group Reports Gathering Enough Signatures To Force Recall Election Of Ferguson Mayor

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April V. Taylor Back in March, a group of Ferguson residents filed an affidavit seeking to recall Ferguson Mayor James Knowles. At the time, the residents delivered letters to the mayor and City Council, asking Knowles to resign over his failure to “rein in an out-of-control police department during the protests following Mike Brown’s death.” After having 60 days to ...

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Hypocrite? Bill O’Reilly Allegedly Choked, Dragged Wife Down Stairs In Daughter’s Presence

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By Nigel Boys Although Bill O’Reilly, the host of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” frequently criticizes violence among racial minorities, especially Black people, he apparently has a few dark secrets of his own, according to Gawker. Although almost all documents pertaining to New York family court cases are sealed, Gawker has learned information about a bitter three-year custody dispute between ...

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Typing ‘N—– House’ Into Google Maps Brings Up Directions To The White House

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April V. Taylor President Barack Obama’s time in office has been filled with varied racist comments, attacks and incidents on the Internet, but the discovery of a recent racist, anti-Obama hack on Google Maps has gone viral.  A Twitter user named Bomani Buckhalter posted a screenshot of the glitch to his Twitter account, showing that when the phrase ‘n-g-a house’ ...

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Former CIA Agent Imprisoned for 3.5 Years After Leaking Data to New York Times

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, center, accompanied by his wife Holly, left, and his attorney, Barry Pollack, right, departs federal court in Alexandria, Va., Monday, May 11, 2015, after he was sentenced to forty two months for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Reported by Liku Zelleke A former CIA officer who had been found guilty in January on all nine charges he had been facing for leaking classified information to a reporter at the New York Times was sentenced last Monday. Jeffrey Sterling, 47, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for passing on information regarding an operation to ...

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Republican Says Cops Should Have Unleashed Dogs on Baltimore Rioters

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By Evette D. Champion Often criticized for their politics, some Republicans seem to hold on to beliefs that what worked before could work again. Case in point, Virginia State Delegate Hyland “Buddy” Fowler Jr. made a suggestion which raised some eyebrows on how to end racial unrest. How? By unleashing the “dogs on them.” In a screen cap on Facebook ...

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Vice President of Kenya: There’s “no room for gays” in Kenya

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Reported by Michal Ortner William Ruto, Kenya’s deputy president, made shocking remarks on Sunday during a church service. He shared with the congregants that there is “no room” for gay people in their country. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, was entering the country on this particular day as an advocate for gay members and their rights in the African ...

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What Happened at City Hall After The Baltimore Riots

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Baltimore, M.D.—Not even a week has passed since the end of several uprisings that rocked the city, but Baltimore residents and many outsiders are still protesting the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Black man who died a week after sustaining injuries while being taken into police custody. On Saturday, less than 24 hours after the six officers who were ...

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Why Ben Carson is Slowly Losing the “black vote”

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By Victor Kam Ben Carson’s presence at predominantly white, conservative, and Republican meetings has caused some in the Black community to lose their admiration of him. Carson’s success as a surgeon in spite of the hardships he endured in his childhood inspired many people from minority backgrounds, and some can still remember the excitement they had in meeting him for ...

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Fox News Apologizes For Claiming Picture of Venezuela Riots was Baltimore, MD

Reported by Liku Zelleke A local Fox affiliate had to apologize to its social media followers after they posted a picture, which they claimed showed “BALTIMORE IN FLAMES: A massive fire has broken out in a building that was under construction and the Baltimore mayor’s spokesman says it’s related to the riots….” The image, posted on April 27th showed an ...

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