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California prisons to end race-based lockdowns

Prison chiefs in California has agreed to stop race-based lockdowns as a means of controlling violence, settling a long-running civil rights lawsuit, according to court records. From now on, guards will only be allowed to impose lockdowns based on an inmate’s location in the jail or through an “individualized threat assessment.” Race or ethnicity cannot factor into […]

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Houston Man Charged With Raping Teen and Toddler, Both of Whom Now Have HIV

A Houston man is due in court Friday on charges that he raped both a 14-year-old girl and a 23-month-old baby who are now infected with HIV. Thirty-three-year-old David Richard Wilson is already a convicted sex offender, sentenced in 2005 to four years in prison for sexually assaulting another teenage girl. According to charging documents, […]

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Man comes after New York police officers with a hatchet

It’s dangerous to confront police for most citizens.  However, it may be even more dangerous to be an officer if you’re in the wrong situation.  A man allegedly charged at the NYPD with a metal hatchet, hitting two of the men in the process.   When it all took place, the man was hiding behind […]

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Black pastors endorse gubernatorial candidate who hired no black people

A group of pastors in the city of Chicago have decided to endorse a man for the Illinois governor’s seat who has a very sketchy track record when it comes to the African American community.   Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has been able to secure the support of black pastors in the city after some […]

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Mother jailed for spanking daughter with a belt

A mother who hιt her child with a belt and her hands in a school parking lot was arrested by police on Tuesday. The girl told police that this is not the first time her mother had abυsed her. According to the girl, her mother picked her up from Bishop Dunne Catholic School in Texas […]

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Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Rocks the Boat With Mediocre Talent and Controversy

As someone who has seen her fair share of biopics recently, I warned myself to keep an open mind when watching Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. Considering that I had already written about it ad nauseam, I knew the movie would touch upon the controversial relationship between Aaliyah and R. Kelly, especially since Wendy […]

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Cornel West’s New Book, Black Prophetic Fire, Drives Home His Critique of Obama

Cornel West is back. And with his newest book, Black Prophetic Fire: In Dialogue With and Edited by Christa Buschendorf—a series of conversations about the exemplars of the black prophetic tradition against racial and economic injustice—West reminds us why he remains one of the best-known, most controversial and most important public intellectuals of our time. […]

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Craigslist Ad: Cool Black Kids Wanted to Hang Out With Bullied Son

A bullied child is every parent’s worst nightmare, and when school meetings and disciplinary action is not enough, what’s a concerned mother or father to do? Thank god there’s Craigslist where, for the kingly sum of $15 an hour, anyone can find some “cool black kids” to meet their son at the 7/11. It’s possible […]

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Last Night’s Black-ish Whupping Episode Was Genius—Too Bad It Didn’t Air a Month Ago

The jury’s still out on whether ABC sitcom Black-ish has what it takes to ultimately break into the pantheon of all-time-great black televison shows. I love the show, but I’m not sure it’ll be able to keep up the pace it’s on now over multiple seasons. And while Wednesday night’s episode about the parental dilemma around […]

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Pebbles Files $40,000,000 Lawsuit Against Viacom Over TLC Biopic

It’s been a year since VH1 aired CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, but Perri “Pebbles” Reid is still upset about the way she was portrayed. How much is she upset? Well, try to the tune of a $40 million lawsuit. In the biopic, Reid was portrayed as a money-hungry manager who stiffed the members of TLC on […]

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