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Cafe Society to host Stand Your Ground talk in light of Dunn verdict

The Cafe Society in Chicago will be meeting on Wednesday, March 12 at Ron’s Barber Shop 6058 W North Ave. at 5pm and Friday March 14 at NiteCap Coffee Bar 1738 W 18th St. at 6pm to discuss the implications of the controversial Stand Your Ground law. This is community conversation, set to take place […]

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Texas man wrongfully convicted of rape receives a posthumous exoneration, statue erected in his honor

A Texas man who was wrongfully convicted of a 1986 rape will be honored with statue in the town. Timothy Brian Cole was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being identified in a lineup by Texas Tech University rape victim Michele Mallin. He died 13 yeas into his sentence, but maintained his innocence til […]

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Should America have Black only courts? Minister Louis Farrakhan says so

As a way to avoid the harsh effects of a racially biased justice system, Minister Louis Farrakhan is proposing that blacks in America set up their own court system.

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The Michael Dunn trial: another juror speaks out, says case ‘not about race’

Another juror in the Michael Dunn case has spoken out about the verdict. Juror #8, Creshuna Miles, a 21-year-old black woman, in an interview with CNN says that race was not a factor in the jury’s decision-making.

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Re-trial for Michael Dunn murder case scheduled for May

In May, prosecutors will re-try Michael Dunn, the Florida man who fired into a car full of teens during a loud music dispute. Dunn killed Jordan Davis the day after Thanksgiving in 2012. He was convicted on February 15 of three counts of second-degree attempted murder and one count of firing a weapon into a […]

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Members of NAACP St. Paul Youth & Collegiate Branch hold protest against school-to-prison pipeline

Members of the St. Paul Youth and Collegiate Branch of the NAACP will hold a protest and rally against the school-to-prison pipeline. “Unchain our Children” will take place on Wednesday February 26, at Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota at 12:30pm. The two-hour long protest is connected to a larger project that rejects the school-to-prison pipeline. […]

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Michael Dunn tells fiancé that he is both the ‘victim and the victor’ in fatal Jordan Davis shooting

On Saturday a jury found Florida resident Michael Dunn guilty on three counts of attempted murder, and one count of firing a missile on the day that led to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. In newly released phone calls from jail to his fiancé, Dunn tells her that he is both the victim […]

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Twitter responds to Michael Dunn verdict with #DangerousBlackKids hashtag

In response to a Florida jury not finding a man guilty of first-degree murder in relation to the death of a 17-year-old teenager, Twitter users have responded with the #DangerousBlackKids hashtag. Most of the images feature black children who are anything but dangerous, including 4-year-old Anala Beevers, Mensa’s youngest and newest member. 

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Justice for Jordan Davis: how can we expect it?

In November 2012, just one day after Thanksgiving, Michael Dunn fired 10 shots into the vehicle of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Davis was struck and killed, with the lives of his two friends spared. And while Dunn was charged with first-degree murder, in addition to the three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting/throwing […]

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Justice for Jordan Davis: Dunn’s fate in hands of jury

The jury in the murder trial of a Florida man accused of killing a 17-year-old unarmed teenager during a dispute over loud music resumed deliberations Thursday. The jury initially requested to see surveillance video from the gas station where Michael Dunn fired 9 shots into Jordan Davis’ vehicle in November 2012. The 20 minutes of […]

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