Black Men

Reporter who shot colleagues was a retaliating for racial discrimination

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download This podcast by Dr Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell reflects on the unfortunate shooting incident in Virginia in which Vester Flanagan killed two journalists on the air.  Flanagan later killed himself, and media reports show that Flanagan was a victim of racial discrimination on the job.  While this certainly doesn’t excuse his reaction, ...

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Autopsy Reveals St Louis Police Shot Black Teen In the Back

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Earlier this week St. Louis police went to a residence to serve a search warrant when two black males ran out the back door. According to the officers, one of the men pointed a gun at them and both officers opened fire, shooting a total of four shots and killing him.The autopsy report revealed that the 18 year old black ...

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Prominent #BlackLivesMatter activist turns out to be white?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download It turns out that prominent #BlackLivesMatter activist Shaun King may have been deceptive about his ethnicity. In this video, Benjamin Dixon and Yvette Carnell analyze the King revelation and determine whether or not this information impacts his reputation. Does this undermine Black Lives Matter? What does it say about the involvement of white ...

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Officer Boasts On Facebook About Spending “Michael Brown Bonus” Under Investigation

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris A recent post by a St. Louis county police officer is coming under investigation after the officer boasted about spending overtime money he earned during the recent protests that marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown‘s death.  The officer referred to his earnings as his “Michael Brown bonus”.  Given the current climate of police and Black ...

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Terrence Howard cries, says wife threatened to tell that he had an STD

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By James A. Merritt Terrence Howard apparently isn’t as calm under pressure as his popular character “Luscious Lyon,” from the hit series “Empire.” The star of the hit show reportedly broke down in the courtroom this week. It was revealed that his wife just won’t play fair when it comes to their divorce settlement. According to TMZ, on Friday, the 46-year-old ...

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Made In America: The Rise of N.W.A. From The Streets To The Mainstream

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Legendary reality rap group N.W.A. was labelled “the most dangerous group in the world” at the height of their popularity/infamy. The rap group was so hated, they became a common enemy for liberals and right-wing extremists alike for their obscenity-laden rhymes about life in Compton filled with gang-banging, drugs and police brutality. 25 years after the ...

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Black Men Are 6% of Population, But 40% of Unarmed People Shot by Police

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by Deborah Caldwell A disproportionate number of black men are being shot by police, according to a Washington Post investigation. The investigation found that 40 percent of the 60 unarmed people who have died in police shootings this year were black males, even though black men comprise only 6 percent of the U.S. population. According to the Post, black men ...

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Where Is The ‘White Outrage’ Over The De@th Of Zachary Hammond?

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris On July 25, 2015, unarmed 19-year-old Zachary Hammond was fatally shot by a police officer in the parking lot of a Hardee’s fast-food restaurant in Seneca, South Carolina. The Seneca Police Department said the officer was conducting a drug investigation and shot Hammond in self-defense. “He was a uniformed officer, he was in a marked vehicle, was ...

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