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Black Farmers Claim They Were Sold 'Fake' Seeds That Caused Major Loss

“Mother nature doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t rain on white farms but not black farms,” said Thomas Burrell, claiming a company sold “fake” seeds …

He Escaped Domestic Violence Charges, Then Killed Four Kids

In 2012, Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., who killed four kids and then himself after a standoff with Orlando police, was arrested on domestic violence …

Supreme Court Leaves 'Wild West' Of Partisan Gerrymandering In Place — For Now

The U.S. Supreme Court punted Monday on its biggest decision of its term so far. The justices had been expected to rule on the limits of partisan gerrymandering.<p>Instead, the court sidestepped the major issues on technical grounds, sending the issue back to the lower courts for further …

Voting

Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the U.S. is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children

By Michael E. Miller<p>, Reporter<p>Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>Aaron C. Davis<p>, Reporter<p>BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — For more than a year, the old Walmart along the Mexican border here has been a mystery to those driving by on the highway. In place of the supercenter’s trademark logo hangs a curious sign: “Casa …

Immigration

No criminal charges in Prince's death, attorney says

<b>(CNN) —</b> No criminal charges will be filed in relation to Prince's April 2016 death, Carver County attorney Mark Metz said in a news conference on Thursday.<p>Prince, who suffered from an opiate addiction, died of an accidental fentanyl overdose after taking counterfeit Vicodin pills that were laced …

Music Festivals

Surprise: Ashkenazi Jews Are Genetically European

The origin of the Ashkenazi Jews, who come most recently from Europe, has largely been shrouded in mystery. But a new study suggests that at least …

Black teen who wanted directions shot at by white man

DETROIT (AP) — A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy.<p>Jeffery Zeigler, a retired …

Crime

This new lynching memorial rewrites American history

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of my first thoughts when I arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, and encountered the spring heat was this: How did enslaved men, women and children endure day after day?<p>It was an odd thought, given that I'm a Southerner, and heat, certainly not spring heat, wouldn't ordinarily be …

Black History

Police find a cellphone where lesbian couple drove their SUV off a California cliff killing themselves and three of their children

Searchers looking for three missing children of a lesbian couple whose family's SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff have found a cellphone …

Crime

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch, who killed four people in crash, released after serving two years

FORT WORTH, Texas --- The Texas man known for his "affluenza" defense when he was given probation for killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash was released on Monday after serving two years for violating his probation.<p>Ethan Couch, who is now 20, has almost fulfilled a 720-day sentence …

Crime

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Police rolling out technology which allows them to raid victims phones without a warrant

Police forces across country have been quietly rolling out technology which allows them to download the entire contents of victim's phone without a warrant.<p>At least 26 forces now use technology which allows them to to extract location data, conversations on encrypted apps, call logs, emails, text …

Surveillance

Austin police chief calls bomber 'domestic terrorist'

In the wake of a string of deadly bombings that shook Austin, Texas and surrounding areas in recent weeks, the city's police chief called the suspect …

Underground Railroad refuge for hundreds of slaves discovered in Philadelphia

By Meagan Flynn<p>, Reporter<p>“There are three fugitive slaves here and they want liberty” was the message delivered to William Still, directing him to a Philadelphia hotel on a moment’s notice. The letter was undated, the signature illegible. But Still understood.<p>It was 1855, and Still, the son of …

Black History

An Incomplete List of Things Black People Should Avoid Doing so They Won’t Be Killed by Police

On Sunday, March 18, police in Sacramento, Calif., fired 20 shots at Stephon Clark, killing him. Clark was unarmed and in his own backyard, leading …

Justice

Facebook Really Is Spying on You, Just Not Through Your Mic

“Can I try the Cole Haans in a size 8?” Later that night on Facebook: An advertisement for Cole Haan pumps.<p>OK, maybe a coincidence.<p>“What’s the best high-tech scale?” my wife asks aloud. Five minutes later on Instagram: An ad for scales.<p>Wait, are they listening?<p>“Get the little red Sudafed pills,” my …

Personal Information

Don't Forget: The Infamous ‘Dred Scott’ Decision Was Largely About Preventing Blacks From Owning Guns

On this 161st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous decision in <i>Dred Scott v. Sandford</i> to deny American citizenship to any black person, whether …

Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements

Whether for weight loss, muscle building, or simply as a convenient quick meal on the go, many Americans turn to protein powders and drinks.<p>But a new …

This STD Is Reportedly The Top Reason People Can’t Get On ‘The Bachelor’

And more Americans have it than you would think.<p>The main reason why some potential contestants never get to compete on the “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” has nothing to do with their looks.<p>The “top reason applicants don’t make it onto the show” ― according to <i>Bachelor Nation: Inside the World</i> …

Herpes

Doctor allegedly guns down neighbors in front of their kids

A family doctor in Texas allegedly gunned down a couple of neighbors who were helping his mother move furniture – as the victims’ children watched in …

South Africa to Cut Ties with Israel 'Over Abuse of Palestinians'

<b>South Africa</b> intends to cut <b>diplomatic ties</b> with the state of <b>Israel</b> due to “the absence of genuine initiatives by Israel to secure lasting peace and a …

New South African President to Return Land From Whites Back to Black South Africans

<b>South Africa</b>’s new president, <b>Cyril Ramaphosa</b>, has promised to return land owned by whites to Black South Africans.<p><b>RELATED:</b><p>The <b>land distribution</b> …

Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.<p><b>The state of</b> …

The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn't use Huawei phones

U.S. intelligence agencies have issued a stern warning to Americans: Do not buy smartphones made by Chinese tech companies Huawei or ZTE.<p>Top officials from the CIA, NSA, FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday thatthe Chinese …

Surveillance

White Nationalist hate group flyers found on MTSU campus Black History Month posters

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WZTV)--The president of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and MTSU Black Student Union have issued a response to racist …

Justice minister: Israel must keep Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Monday that if not for the fence erected some years ago on the Egyptian border, “We would be seeing here a kind …

Sessions invokes 'Anglo-American heritage' of sheriff's office

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday brought up sheriffs' "Anglo-American heritage" during remarks to law enforcement officials in Washington.<p>"I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people's protector, who …

Turner Broadcasting

Media frenzy after Sessions notes law enforcement's 'Anglo-American' heritage

The Justice Department pushed back strongly Monday after critics, including some in the media, claimed Attorney General Jeff Sessions used racist language when he addressed a group of sheriffs.<p>Sessions told the National Sheriffs Association, "The office of sheriff is a critical part of the …

Preventing Harm to the Broader YouTube Community

Recently, we faced situations where the egregious actions of a handful of YouTubers harmed the reputation of the broader creator community among …

Police: Extreme-right gunman shoots 6 Africans in Italy

MILAN (AP) — An Italian gunman with extreme right-wing sympathies shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in a two-hour drive-by shooting …