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A White Minnesota man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting five Black Lives Matter protesters. According to CBS News, the shooting occurred at a police precinct after Allen Scarsella, 25, and his friends got into an argument with Black Lives Matters protesters. Scarsella was convicted in February of multiple charges, including riot and assault. Although prosecutors ...
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Donald Trump is gleeful at the prospect of getting reelected, and it's all because of a choice made by Democrats. The election of the Democratic National Committee's chair was constructed as a re-litigation of the Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders contest. In some ways, this is certainly true. After Hillary's resounding and largely predictable defeat, Berners were looking to take ...
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The Fourteenth Amendment, written as a Reconstruction amendment after the Civil War, was intended to benefit recently freed slaves who were being denied their rights in the South. The first sentence of the amendment states that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United States.” However, Sen. Jacob ...
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by Yvette Carnell It's only so long that you can call an elected official a traitor before uttering the word impeachment. That's the evolution that we are watching in real time with the attempt by Democrats to cast President Elect Donald Trump as illegitimate. First Congressman John Lewis said he wouldn't be attending Trump's inauguration due to his belief that ...
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by Yvette Carnell In 2010 I wrote an editorial for the Huffington Post  declaring unequivocally that President Obama was not the first African-American president: In classic Obama style, he’s adorned the costume which we’ve come to associate with all rebellious agitators. Unlike some who’ve compared his speaking style to MLK, I see more of Malcolm than Martin in Obama’s mettle ...
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Black Media

by Yvette Carnell A recent study found that the average black family would need 228 years to build the wealth of a white family today. The study made the rounds and was published at a number of outlets, still CNN eye-rolling extraordinaire Angela Rye doesn't believe black poverty is a problem because she and her friends are doing well. Rye  said ...
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Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick is receiving praise from the black community this week for remaining seated during the national anthem in a protest against racism and police brutality. What's not being discussed, however, are his comments on Hillary Clinton. Kaepernick seems to believe that Clinton belongs in jail, according to a transcript provided by ESPN: You have Hillary [Clinton], who has ...
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by Yvette Carnell Late last week Donald Trump told the truth about the worsening condition of the black community and something weird happened. “Look at how much African American communities are suffering from Democratic control. To those I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump? What do you have to lose?” Trump ...
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A mom made famous for smacking her son during the Baltimore riots is now homeless. After video of Toya Graham striking her son went viral in 2015, even Oprah called the mom to express her approval. "I understand what single moms go through", said Oprah. Now Graham needs Oprah's help after that same son, 17-year-old Michael, accidentally set the family's ...
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Black Incarceration

A second Washington DC police officer has been placed on leave and is under investigation in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Police claim Terrence Sterling, 31, was fatally shot after ramming his motorcycle into a police cruiser. Officers say they spotted Stirling's motorcycle driving erratically at around 4 a.m. on September 11th ...
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A St.Louis man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking an African-American man. Ibrahim Secic, 23, allegedly began yelling racial slurs at the man as he walked his dog at 7am on Wednesday. Secic then began running after the victim and hit him on the back of the head. Police also allege ...
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A new timeline published by WDRB's Jason Riley demonstrates the level of careless shown to a girl who died in custody at Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Kentucky. A lawsuit filed on behalf of Gynnya McMillen's family claims guard Reginald Windham saw McMillen choking and seizing shortly before her death, but did nothing. The ...
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DeShawn Franklin was asleep when cops stormed into his bedroom and attacked him. According to family members, officers didn't have a warrant and didn't ask permission before barging into the home and shocking, punching, then dragging 18-year-old Franklin out of bed. Franklin, who was then handcuffed and placed in a police car, told the Washington ...
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An Ohio man has been sentenced to decades in 45 years prison for robbery and killing a police dog named Jethro. Kelontre Barefield was sentenced to 1 count of aggravated robbery with a firearm, 1 count of felonious assault while discharging a firearm at a peace officer, 1 count of felonious assault on a police dog ...
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The officer who fatally shot Philando Castile is back at work and being praised by his police chief. St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop. Castile, a beloved cafeteria worker at a Minnesota elementary school, was shot dead in July after he told Yanez he had a ...
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The cop who fatally shot Paul O'Neal, 18, in the back says the teen was reaching for his waistband when shot. O'Neal led police on a chase in a stolen Jaguar after they tried to pull him over. “During the pursuit offender failed to comply with verbal commands while reaching into his waistband,” the report ...
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My son wasn't a "hoodlum", said Simone Butler-Thomas, the mother of 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, who was gunned down by a man claiming to be on neighborhood watch. Butler-Thomas says her son asked that she take a picture of him before he left for a party on Sunday. She didn't know that would be the last time ...
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A North Carolina homeowner warned 911 dispatchers that he was just protecting his family before firing a shot that killed a black man standing in the street. Chad Cameron Copley, 39, who is white, was charged with murder after fatally shooting 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas shortly after 1AM on Sunday morning. Thomas was pronounced dead ...
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Court records indicate that two former employees of a Kentucky state juvenile detention center lied over a dozen times about checking on a teen who died at their facility. Employees initially said they checked on Gynnya McMillen, 16, multiple times, according to WDRB: Former supervisors Reginald Windham and Victor Holt "knowingly recorded false information" on room observation ...
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Black Culture

Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick is receiving praise from the black community this week for remaining seated during the national anthem in a protest against racism and police brutality. What's not being discussed, however, are his comments on Hillary Clinton. Kaepernick seems to believe that Clinton belongs in jail, according to a transcript ...
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A mom made famous for smacking her son during the Baltimore riots is now homeless. After video of Toya Graham striking her son went viral in 2015, even Oprah called the mom to express her approval. "I understand what single moms go through", said Oprah. Now Graham needs Oprah's help after ...
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"What if they just took the boat", asked Nate DiMeo of podcast "the memory palace".  Robert Smalls knew these waters. He could read the tides. Smalls couldn't read, since they didn't teach slaves how to read, but Smalls knew the ocean. The idea of Robert Smalls of South Carolina freeing blacks and ...
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A black Arkansas grandmother who whipped her granddaughter with a switch is facing criminal charges, while a white Alabama grandfather caught spanking his kids has had the charges against him dropped. Norma Toussaint, 70, took a switch to her granddaughter for not throwing food away as she'd been told, according to ...
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Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion for the recent 5-3 decision which found that evidence obtained from an unlawful police stop would not be excluded from court even though it was obtained from a police search which was not based on reasonable suspicion of crime. Given the number of unlawful stop-and-frisks ...
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Being a free black man is near impossible in the United States, even for a heavyweight champion who came as close to freedom as any black person ever could've dreamed. In a capitalist country with over 500 billionaires, freedom in America isn't about a predisposition, but a number. How free you ...
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by Yvette Carnell One summer evening in August of 2015, a group of journalists gathered at Paisley Park Studios to meet with a reticent musician who'd somehow single-handedly transformed himself into the record industry's most persistent adversary. In 2014 Prince won a hard-fought battle against Warner Bros. to gain control over ...
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When Beyoncé sang about keeping hot sauce in her bag (#swag), the line resonated because it was believable. Beyoncé is a black woman with Southern roots, so it's not far fetched to believe that she keeps a bottle of the red hot stuff in her purse, but Hillary Clinton? From 105.1's The ...
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by Yvette Carnell In “Double Down: Game Change 2012” by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Obama is described as harboring disdain for  "professional blacks", as opposed to black professionals. According to those close to Obama, it is for this reason that he has no “patience” with members of the Congressional Black ...
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As the contest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton heats up, African-American pundits are taking sides. In an interview with theGrio, Michael Eric Dyson offered an endorsement of Hillary Clinton, dismissing Sanders supporters as naive. Meanwhile, appearing on Morning Joe, Tavis Smiley expressed his belief that black Democrats are tired of ...
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