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The price of blackness in America

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The following post originally appears on Gawker. It was written by Lanre Akinsiku. By: Lanre Akinsiku In undergrad, I drove a ’92 Ford Taurus that just hulked, tank-like, up and down the streets of Berkeley. The thing was conspicuous, an ocean liner. I was pulled over all the time, once or twice a week at one point. Often […]

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Op-ed: America Is Not For Black People

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The following post was written by Greg Howard. It originally appears on Deadspin under the title, “America Is Not For Black People.” By: Greg Howard The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, […]

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NYPD report: ‘Eric Garner was not in great distress’

The video of NYPD officers placing a 43-year-old man in a chokehold minutes before his death has gone viral. Many have responded with angry cries of racial injustice, and others are even more upset after finding that a preliminary internal report makes no mention of the illegal move. The report also fails to mention Garner’s […]

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Report: black men no better off than they were in 1970s

According to a recent report, black men are no better off than they were in the 1970s. The report, The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch, analyzed data collected by the U.S. Census from 1940 to 1980 to document important relative black progress in the country. 

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After 17 years behind bars, wrongfully convicted man freed

After spending nearly 17 years behind bars, 40-year-old Nathan Brown is now a free man. Brown was arrested and charged with the rape of a 40-year-old woman at a New Orleans apartment complex where they both lived. He was convicted three months later, and sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole. 

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Police chief resigns with clean record despite use of racial slur

 A Georgia police chief resigned after being suspended for sending racist text messages to his officers. And he did it with a clean record. 

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After 8 years, inmates still waiting for trial

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Two men who have been in Mississippi’s Hinds County Detention Center for seven years and eight years without going to trial had known mental health issues when they were incarcerated. They are among nearly 130 inmates have been in the detention center for at least a year without trial. 

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Report: Florida charges more kids as adults than any other state, black youth disproportionately affected

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According to a new report, Florida charges juveniles as adults more that any other state. The report, released by Human Rights Watch reveals that more than 12,000 children have been moved from the juvenile to adult court system in the past five years. 

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Man forced to rap for cops receives settlement

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A man who says that he was forced by members of the NYPD to rap for his freedom has received a settlement from the city. Quinshon Shingles, who goes by the stage name Sauce Da Boss, will be paid $7,500 for the incident. 

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Man blows 0.0 on Breathalyzer, still arrested for drunk driving

Police in Texas are defending a drunk driving arrest of a man whose Breathalyzer and blood test showed zero evidence of intoxication. Larry Davis was arrested Jan. 13, 2013 by Austin police after running a stop sign. 

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