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Brooklyn man exonerated after 24 years in prison

| April 18, 2014
Brooklyn man exonerated after 24 years in prison

By Dana Gethers Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News NEW YORK—Brooklyn native Jonathan Fleming, 51, has been exonerated after being falsely convicted of murder in August 1989 and spending over 24 years in prison. Fleming was imprisoned for supposedly shooting and killing Darryl Rush in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, despite declaring he was […]

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Pistoius update: Forensic tests challenged

| April 18, 2014
Pistoius update: Forensic tests challenged

The South African justice system seems to be a bit different than the U.S.’s. Here, a celebrity nearly always has the resources for a slam dunk in a court case. In the Pistorius case, it seems the state musters the resources to challenge vigorously the private experts of more privileged citizens. Of course, our view […]

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6-year-old shoots, kills woman

| April 18, 2014
6-year-old shoots, kills woman

If we remember correctly, just recently, a five-year-old boy shot a seven-year-old girl to death in South Carolina. Again, we emphasize with rights—including the right to own a firearm—must come responsibility. Exercising a right without serious regard to responsibility can give birth to a curse. And, this nation—a nation of people who more and more […]

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I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway – Doug Glanville – The Atlantic

| April 18, 2014
I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway – Doug Glanville – The Atlantic

We’ve heard folks from “different” cultures say they’re tired of black folks being so easily offended. Well, if someone steps on your toe, of course it’s easy for someone on the sidelines to say, “I don’t get it. It doesn’t hurt me.” The nation has come a long way in some regards when talking about […]

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The catch 22 of free speech

| April 18, 2014
The catch 22 of free speech

  People in the African American community long have dealt with this issue of different applications of supposed free speech. For example, when black folks criticize a white president, they traditionally have been considered unpatriotic, even traitorous. But, when white has-been entertainers refer to a black president as a half breed dog, they are lauded […]

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Joyce Banda’s reelection hopes could be doomed by donors

| April 18, 2014
Joyce Banda’s reelection hopes could be doomed by donors

(GIN)—One of the few women presidents in Africa stands to lose her post in next month’s polls since foreign donors have cut off support from the once popular leader over funds stolen or misappropriated by members of her administration. A news headline in the region summed it up: “Donors Desert Joyce Banda in Hour of […]

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Denver alleged wife killer may have eaten pot candy

| April 18, 2014
Denver alleged wife killer may have eaten pot candy

Of course, many will use this story to talk about the horrors of legalizing pot. But, where is the talk of all the carnage alcohol consumption causes in this country? We feel safe wagering that there are far more people addicted to alcohol in this country than other drugs. This is not to endorse the […]

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Dad smothers baby to play video games

| April 18, 2014
Dad smothers baby to play video games

Addictions of all types seem to drive crime in this nation—be they alcohol, drugs and now video addictions. Plus, with all of the child abuse cases, perhaps communities need to look at ways to better prepare people for parenthood. You have to take a test to drive a car; and you’r supposed to have a […]

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Rapper cuts off penis, jumps off second floor

| April 17, 2014
Rapper cuts off penis, jumps off second floor

Ouch! In all seriousness, this brother has some serious mental health issues. We have to wonder too if any intoxicating substances were involved. WU-TANG AFFILIATED RAPPER YOU CAN KISS YOUR PENIS GOODBYE … FOR GOOD BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson is just plain Andre now … because doctors weren’t able to […]

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Pope Francis emulates Jesus, washes feet of flock, others “not of the fold”

| April 17, 2014
Pope Francis emulates Jesus, washes feet of flock, others “not of the fold”

Once again, this pope decides to emulates Jesus rather than worry about the politics of modern religion. And, rather than worry so much about liturgy and ceremony, Pope Francis has chosen to focus on the liberating message of Christianity, following the teachings of Christ to show love and mercy to all people, particularly those burdened […]

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