Black Women

Invisible women left behind when black men are being sent to prison

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Let’s face it – incarceration is big business. Because incarceration is big business, you’re more likely to see the faces of African-Americans and other minority groups behind bars. Statistics don’t lie. While the number of men who are incarcerated has and continues to affect what happens in families and communities, we cannot forget the number ...

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A million moms march and mourn: Will this end police brutality?

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By Joshua D. Copeland Thanks to the epidemic of police brutality, there are millions of mothers who will never get to celebrate Mother’s day with their children again.  The mothers whose children were killed by police officers joined together and formed the Million Moms March to call an end to the injustice. The Million Moms March took place May 9th ...

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Young mother tosses 1-year old son off a bridge

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Reported by Victor O. A toddler who was allegedly thrown off a bridge into a river by his mother has died in a hospital several days after being rescued downstream by two police officers. One-year-old Zymeir Perry (pictured with his mom) was found floating in the Lehigh River after being allegedly thrown about 52 feet from the top of the ...

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Four Suspects Charged in Killing of Two Hattiesburg Cops

(L-R) Marvin Banks, Joanie Calloway and Curtis Banks are shown in a combo of three undated police handout photos provided by the Hattiesburg Police Department in Hattiesburg, Mississippi May 10, 2015. REUTERS/Hattiesburg Police Dept/Handout via Reuters

Reported by Liku Zelleke Four suspects have been arrested on charges of shooting and killing two Hattiesburg, Miss. police officers following a routine traffic stop on Saturday night. Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, said Marvin Banks, 29, and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Joanie Calloway have each been charged with two counts of capital murder, while ...

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Cissy Houston says Bobbi Kristina is not progressing

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By: Naturally Triece Cissy Houston, the mother of the late Whitney Houston, has recently made claims that her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina’s condition has not changed and the 22-year-old girl has shown little to no improvement. “She’s the same. She’s not progressing at all,” Houston tells ‘Entertainment Tonight’ over the weekend. “She’s the same.” Whitney Houston is the late mother of ...

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Dr Sinclair Grey III: So, you’re single and looking for a relationship

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Many single people are looking to find the ‘perfect’ mate. They’re tired of being single and want to find that special someone to settle down with. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to settle down and being with that special person who excites you, challenges you, and makes you feel special. Unfortunately, the problem for many people is that they are ...

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Beyonce says having a baby gave her self-esteem

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by Kristina Byas They say a woman’s work is never done, but many moms don’t see children as work. Rather they see their offspring as a gift. Whether it’s changing dirty diapers, teaching how to take those first steps, or helping them get ready for that first prom, Moms do it all. When you become a mother, you are no ...

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Horrified mom says school officials choked her 7-year old son

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The school-to-prison pipeline has become something that parents around the nation dread as a threat to the freedom and security of their children.  Kids in school are being managed with more and more strong arm tactics, and it’s leading to very interesting complaints from parents who feel that their children have been either mistreated or unjustly incarcerated. This mother may ...

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Officers Accused of Killing Freddie Gray Charged With “depraved heart” Murder?

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, pauses while speaking during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore.  Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

By Evette D. Champion Among the charges that were brought against the six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the one that has people scratching their heads is the charge of “second-degree depraved heart murder.” This particular charge carries a hefty sentence of up to 30 years in prison. So, what is “depraved heart murder,” anyway? In Maryland, ...

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