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Supreme Court Denies Kwame Kilpatrick’s Appeal, Vacates Ex Virginia Governor’s Corruption Conviction

by Yvette Carnell Two corrupt politicians; one black, one white. The black one is serving the longest sentence for political corruption in American history, while the white one was just

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The Engine of America Runs on Black Failure: Issuing Fines to Poor Blacks Keeps Cities Afloat

 The tension that led to the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after Michael Brown was gunned down by then-officer Darren Wilson had been boiling for some time. Like many communities in

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Alabama Cop Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Man at Gunpoint After Noise Violation

The United States Supreme Court just gutted the Fourth Amendment and handed over the rights of citizens to one of the most rogue police forces in the First World. As

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Ohio Man Who Allegedly Threatened to Cut Black Neighbors Warns: “Donald Trump Will Fix Them”

A new Bloomberg Politics national poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump 49 percent to 37 percent among likely voters in November’s election, so Trump may never make it to the White House. That,

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In 12 States, More Than Half the Prison Population is Black: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi….

The Sentencing Project’s study, The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons, lays out a bleak glimpse into the consequences of being black, especially a black man, in

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“They Ought to Pay us to Burn Crosses in Neighborhoods”: Deputies Punished With One Hour Class After Racial Remark

A lawsuit has exposed two Ohio cops making racially inflammatory remarks. The federal lawsuit brought by Hocking County officials exposed audio of the two deputies making overtly racial remarks about

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“You Wouldn’t Do a White Boy Like That”: Man Alleges He Was Kicked Out of Restaurant for Carrying Gun

A black Mississippi man claims not everyone is protected equally under the Second Amendment. Ryan Phillips claims he was exercising his right to carry his gun in an “open carry”

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Black People Are Killing Each Other at “Barbecues, Family Reunions, Music Festivals, Basketball Tournaments” and Nobody Cares

When a white cop kills a black person, the media pays attention. There is also widespread attention paid to cases involving a mass shooter. The same cannot be said of

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“Ungrateful Pets”: Light Skinned, Blue Eyed Runaway Slave’s Covert Mission to Free Her Family

Mary Walker was a fourth generation slave owned by the Cameron family, one of the richest slave-owning families in the South. In addition to being rich, there was another feature

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African-Americans Don’t Have Any Balls

by Yvette Carnell At wealthy schools around the country, kids aren’t playing with legos or blocks, they’re being told to  “Grab your iPads and your Spheros!” A New Yorker piece

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