16 Jun, 2024

Teen faces indictment in racist murder attempt at Cape Cod pond

A 14-year-old white male has been formally charged with attempted murder, following allegations that he tried to drown a Black minor in what authorities believe was a racially motivated attack. According to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office, these charges were filed against the adolescent, whose identity remains undisclosed but is recognized by the […]

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Jersey City man struggling with mental health issues shot, killed by police

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is investigating an incident where a Jersey City police officer fatally shot a mentally ill man. Officers responded to an EMS call for assistance at a home on Randolph Avenue, near Garfield Avenue, in the Bergen-Lafayette section of the city shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, according to […]

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Its #NotJustSAE, it never was – Its America

When @OH_UnHeard, an equal rights group at University of Oklahoma, posted a video depicting members of the University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon meerily bellowing a racist chant, University and Fraternity officials quickly moved to expel visible members and distance themselves from the very apparent display of anti-Blackness.   To: All Student, Faculty, and Staff “To those who […]

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No Federal Charges for Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Death

-from USA Today The Justice Department said Tuesday its independent investigation found “insufficient evidence” to charge George Zimmerman with federal civil rights violations in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Attorney General Eric Holder said the evidence did not meet the “high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution,” but the decision should […]

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FBI Says Explosion Outside NAACP Office in Colorado Deliberate

An explosion outside an NAACP office building in Colorado on Tuesday morning that rattled neighbors was caused deliberately, officials say. An improvised explosive device was detonated against the exterior wall of the NAACP building on South El Paso Street in Colorado Springs around 10:45 a.m. Mountain time. No one was injured, said Amy Sanders, a […]

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What happened to Sheneque Proctor? Black Teen Found Dead in Jail Cell

In the midst of protesting surrounding the police involved deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, an 18 year old Black woman was found dead in her cell after being arrested for disorderly conduct. Her family and community demand answers. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The death of an 18-year-old woman while in custody in the city […]

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The Respectabilty Myth : How Black Folks “Do Better” than Einstein and Still Get Unfair Treatment

  In the midst of Black America’s thunderous howl of outrage at police injustice, there remains a sect of blacks who believe we are to blame for our own relentless slaughter. These people say if we stopped shooting each other, whites would stop shooting us.They say if black women were to cover up more, they […]

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Seattle Officer Who Broke Handcuffed Woman’s Eye Socket Will Not Face Charges

Officials recently announced criminal charges would not be filed against a Seattle police officer who broke a woman’s eye socket while arresting her over the summer, multiple local TV stations reported. The June 22 incident, which was filmed on the officer’s dashboard camera, occurred when Officer Adley Shepherd responded to a domestic violence call and attempted to arrest 23-year-old Miyekko […]

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Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer

The facts surrounding Rumain Brisbon’s death — the ones that could be agreed upon as of Wednesday evening — follow a narrative familiar to a nation still reeling from the racially charged police incidents in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and elsewhere. In Phoenix on Tuesday evening, a white police officer who was feeling threatened […]

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