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Black and Dangerous: a list of times where whites blamed crime on a phantom black

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It is dangerous to be black in America. Many of us can’t even walk down the street without getting racially profiled. If you’re a black man, the chances of you being blamed for a crime are magnified. Your Black World compiled a list called “10 Times a White Person Blamed Their Crime on a Phantom Black Person.”  […]

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2 women dead: community pleads for answers with canvassing, prayer vigil

Community members in Port Bolivar, Texas are pleading for the killer(s) of a lesbian couple to come forward. 24-year-old Crystal Jackson and her girlfriend Britney Cosby, 24, were murdered. Their bodies were found left next to a dumpster last week. 

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New York City sees decline in crime, number of stop-and-frisks executions

Both serious crime and the stop-and-frisks practice are on the decline in New York City. Some former police officials hailed the practice as necessary to maintain order in the city, but new information shows the opposite. 

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#AskBillCosby

In what is eons ago in internet time, R. Kelly, as part of the publicity effort for his latest album, Black Panties, decided to answer questions on Twitter. Kelly’s team instructed folks on Twitter to use the hashtag #askrkelly, and Kells, presumably, would answer some of those questions himself. That was quickly abandoned, however, when […]

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Nebraska has highest black homicide rate in nation

According to an analysis by the Violence Prevention Center, Nebraska ranks no. 1 in the nation for black homicide. The Washington D.C.-based center took a look at numbers from 2011, the most recent year for comprehensive national homicide data. But the state’s high ranking isn’t earned from just that year alone.

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Oakland mother loses two sons to gun violence in less than 3 weeks

First, Dinyal New’s 13-year-old son, Lee Weathersby III was slain in East Oakland on New Year’s Eve. Now, less than three weeks later, New is preparing to bury her 19-year-old son Lamar Broussard.  On Sunday, Broussard and a second man were killed as they rode in a car. 

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Worldstar Hip Hop Presents: ‘The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago’

Worldstar Hip Hop has become a haven for videos that present mostly blacks in an unflattering light. But despite the site’s reputation, its latest  film, “The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago”, highlights a very serious issue that continues to plague our communities.

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According to Yale study, murders down in Chicago

According to a study released by Yale University, Chicago’s murder rate appears to be heading for an all-time low this year. The study examined major crime trends from 1965 to 2013, and reveals that your chance of being murdered in the city depends on where you live. 

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Rev. Al Sharpton, panelist say jobs are the key to solving gun violence

Rev. Al Sharpton seems to be keeping his promise of placing a spotlight on Chicago violence. During a town hall meeting on Thursday at Hyde Park Academy on the city’s south side, Sharpton and other leaders echoed the notion that jobs are the key to reducing crime in the city.

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Miami-area Police chief resigns after racial profiling charges surface

Miami Gardens Police Chief Matthew Boyd resigned Wednesday after allegations that officers in his department systematically harassed, intimidated and racial profiled citizens. Boyd has denied the allegations which were brought to light two weeks ago after surveillance video footage captured by a convenience store clerk showed police unjustly stopping innocent black men. The Quickstop owner […]

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