25 Feb, 2024

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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Alia Atkinson Becomes the First Black Woman to Win a World Swimming Title

  Alia Atkinson became the first black woman to win a world swimming title when she triumphed in the 100m breaststroke at the world short-course championships in Doha on Saturday as more records tumbled. Jamaican Atkinson, 25, claimed the title and equalled Ruta Meilutyte’s world record of 1min 02.36sec in the process – although under […]

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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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Marissa Alexander Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

By Jackie Smith The Jacksonville mother who fired a gun toward her husband is back in jail.  Marissa Alexander pleaded guilty Monday to three felony counts of assault. Bruce Zimet, her attorney, said, “Ultimately, that was her choice.  Choose between 65 days in the county jail or 60 years mandatory minimum in a Florida state […]

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NAACP call for federal investigation of Darrien Hunt shooting death

The Salt Lake branch of the NAACP is calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting death of Darrien Hunt by two Saratoga Springs police officers. The announcement comes one week after Utah County Attorney Jeffrey Buhman ruled that Saratoga Springs Police Cpl. Matt Schauerhamer and officer Nicholas Judson […]

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Gabrielle Union’s response to Leaked Nude Photos

by Gabrielle Union as as told to Abigail Pesta for Cosmopolitan A day after I got married this past August, rumors spread on the Internet that my name was on a list of more than 100 women whose private photos had been stolen off Apple’s iCloud. I had been so happy that week, thinking about […]

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