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We don’t have much power because we don’t know what black power actually is

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Two men convicted in 1993 kidnapping of Brooklyn teen see guilty verdicts overturned in state appeals court

Two men who’ve spent more than 15 years in prison after being convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl saw their guilty verdicts overturned Wednesday when a state appeals court ruled cops withheld evidence that might have cleared them and then lied about it. Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Connor, both sentenced to up […]

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Wrongly Convicted Texas Inmate Who Died in Prison Gets Statue

LUBBOCK, Tex. – A statue depicting someone who spent 13 years in prison accused of rape may seem an odd memorial. But the new bronze statue of Tim Cole — 13 feet high and peering across 19th Street toward Texas Tech University campus — is a tribute not just to a man wrongly accused of […]

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Black Woman Researching Racial Bias In Criminal Justice Wins Prestigious ‘Genius Grant’

CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on Wednesday […]

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Jonathan Dwyer head-butted wife, Cardinals running back broke her nose after she denied his sexual advances: cops

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from […]

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Vikings back-pedal on previous agreement not to take Adrian Peterson off the field

In response to pressure from their corporate sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have taken Adrian Peterson off the field.  The team announced that, as of 2 am Wednesday morning, Peterson was going to removed from all team activities and not allowed to play. This comes at Peterson’s athletic peak, which is analogous to what happened to […]

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Bill Cosby didn’t want to be labeled a “black comedian”

Bill Cosby’s past has been recently reviewed in a new book by Mark Whitaker called “Cosby: His life and times.”  The book talks about how Cosby didn’t want to be labeled as a black comedian and instead worked hard to integrate so he could get access to the money being controlled by whites.   However, […]

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Baltimore cops caught on video beating suspect, officer suspended

A police officer in Baltimore is now in serious trouble for a beating that was caught on camera.  The officer has been suspended and the department is facing a $5 million dollar lawsuit after being caught beating a man in plain view.  One cop restrained the man and the other one watched as the suspect […]

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Before Jackie Robinson, four broke NFL color line

Jackie Robinson wasn’t the only black pioneer in professional sports, just as Billie Jean King wasn’t the sole trailblazer among women. For some reason, our society needs to anoint exactly one martyred saint per race or gender, even though many others broke through similar barriers. For those who have forgotten or never knew, it is […]

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Critic says Chris Brown’s new album is a disturbing reflection of an abuser

This week has been a bad one for black men in public.  Chris Brown was one of the first in recent years to be accused of beating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in a very public case of domestic violence.  He has now become the face of domestic violence and has served jail time for probation violations […]

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