Society

You’ll never believe what Bishop Desmond Tutu said about Israel

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South African Nobel Peace laureate and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu has never been one to back out of a fight over human rights and justice. He has always been outspoken, even when it meant certain death for him, like during the time his country was under the rule of Apartheid. One topic he has always seen as ...

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BET’s Rocsi Diaz releases a film about the struggles of immigrants

Reported by Liku Zelleke BET’s Rocsi Diaz has come forward with her directorial debut, “The Secrets of Strangers” – a public service announcement that tells the stories of undocumented immigrants in the US as they share their illegal status with total strangers. Diaz, who was the former host of “106th & Park“, is making the public announcement videos in commemoration of ...

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Income inequality in the US grows as factories continue to shut down

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In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars – David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a sporty Mazda 3. With David making $22 an hour and Barbara $19, they could easily afford the payments. A month later, Baldwin Hardware, a unit of Stanley Black & Decker Corp., announced layoffs at the Reading plant where they ...

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No billion-dollar Sterling exit?: Sports plantations still bastions of White control, Jewish power

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Reported by The Final Call News of a reported agreement to sell the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers basketball team to Jewish billionaire Steve Ballmer grabbed sports headlines as pro basketball’s championship kicked into high gear. It fell through with late night reports that the Clippers owner had balked at the sale. As The Final Call went to press, news broke ...

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Sociologist on incarceration: “This is no way to run a country”

April Taylor Sociologist Salvatore Babones recently began a series on Truthout.org that centers around policy issues relevant to 2016 political campaigns.  One of the most pressing issues is mass incarceration.  Nearly 3 percent of the adult population in the United States is under the control of the country’s criminal justice system by either being in prison, on probation, or on ...

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It is now illegal in 33 cities to feed homeless people

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Reported by Liku Zelleke The next time you can be bothered enough to feed a homeless person you might find yourself at odds with the law. Yes, you have to be “bothered” because you are under no obligation to help your fellow mankind, who has fallen on hard times and on harder concrete slabs. That’s right, because if you help ...

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Charges: Neighbor pulls gun on dad teaching daughter to ride bike

A man is accused of pulling a gun on a neighbor who was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bike in Rosemount. Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he pointed a shotgun at his neighbor and threatened to kill him on May 25, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint says: While a father was ...

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New Orleans cops are now required to wear cameras

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Body-worn video cameras are quickly becoming standard-issue for American police, especially at departments in the process of reform. And in New Orleans, the troubled police department is now requiring almost all officers to wear the cameras. What Happened On New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge? The city’s police department has a dark history of corruption, racism and brutality. The low point may ...

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After 6 Shootings in 48 Hours, Principal Tells Students Not to Hang Out Around School | breakingbrown.com

A Chicago principal has advised both students and parents not to congregate around the school after six shootings in forty eight hours occurred in nearby areas. Curie High School’s principal told students to leave school immediately after they are dismissed and to take a different route home reports CBS Chicago. School officials are most worried about the area of  79th ...

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This prison is compared with a slave plantation: The story will amaze you

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It was 1972. Thousands of American troops were battling communist forces in Vietnam. Nixon had won re-election by a landslide, but Watergate would soon usher in his demise. Space travel and technology were advancing rapidly. Change was brewing across America, but one place stood still, frozen in time: Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola. When Robert King arrived that year, ...

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