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Wyclef Jean Documents Being Handcuffed by LAPD: ‘Another Case of Mistaken Identity’

Singer and actor Wyclef Jean has posted a video of himself being handcuffed by Los Angeles police officers after they apparently mistook him for a …

Wyclef Jean

Why It's So Hard To Escape The Grips Of The Prison System When You're Poor

Doing jail time or even being accused of a crime is only the beginning of an invisible cage that will follow you for the rest of your life.

Study Finds Americans See Black Men as Larger And More Threatening Than White Men of The Same Size

Men of the same size are viewed by Americans as larger and more threatening if they are black, according to new research published by the American …

Racism

The Video Game Trying to Stanch the ‘Carnage’ in Chicago

President Donald Trump wants the bloodletting to stop. So do the creators of ‘We Are Chicago.’<p>I<i>t’s a pleasant summer evening, and the fragrant smell of spaghetti and meatballs wafts through the air as you sit down to dinner with your mother and sister. The food is warm and so is the conversation.</i> …

Syrian Civil War

University of Wisconsin Student Op-Ed: Mentioning Race of Black Suspects in Crime Alerts is Dangerous for Black People

From The College Fix:In a <i>Daily Cardinal</i> op-ed, Caitlin Tyler-Richards, Irene Toro Martinez, Leland Pan, and Rachel Gross write “It is disheartening, …

University of Wisconsin

In small town America, sometimes prisons are the best bet

Some actually fight to have one built in their backyard<p><i>By John Eason</i><p>Most of us would object to a prison in our backyard, but the economic situation …

Death Penalty

Attorney General Reverses Obama-Era Plan To Limit Use Of Private Prisons

Jeff Sessions wrote in a memo that an Obama-era plan to scale back the use of federally funded private prisons had impaired the government’s ability to “meet the future needs of the federal correctional system.”<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday reversed an Obama-era directive aimed at …

Government

Princeton University Student: University is Teaching Us to Hate Each Other

From the Daily Wire:A freshman at Princeton University, an Ivy League school in New Jersey, penned an article in <i>Quillette</i>​ discussing the hostile …

Education

NBCBLK28 2017: 28 under 28

In the 1980s, gang signs were the secret visual language of the streets

Hands up, sets out<p>In 1988, Los Angeles was in hysterics over the mounting visibility of its homegrown street gangs. Public shootouts and innocent …

Wife, stepson of slain KKK leader charged with murder

The wife of Frank Ancona, a Ku Klux Klan leader who had been missing for several days and was found dead on a Missouri riverbank yesterday, has been …

When the black justice movement got too powerful, the FBI got scared and got ugly

In the 1970s, the surveillance and intimidation was no joke<p>On a sunny January day in 1969, a gun battle broke out during a meeting of the Black …

Trump blasts 'fake news,' CNN at African-American history event

Donald Trump blasted fake news and called CNN fake news while speaking at a White House Black History Month celebration. USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON — President Trump carried his growing grudge against CNN into a meeting Wednesday at the White House to celebrate African American History Month.<p>"I don't like …

Barack Obama

13th - Official Documentary Review

Race Offender Cost HUD $1M, Then Lied On Resume To Get Job With Minority Status Contractor

Mary Kinney quietly retired last year as Ginnie Mae’s chief operating officer after officials there paid $900,000 to settle a subordinate’s racism …

Chicago

L.A. sheriff's deputies disciplined after horrific torture death of 8-year-old boy

It was the worst case of child abuse that local officials had ever seen.<p>The death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez became a grim symbol of the failure of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system, prompting criminal charges against four social workers and far-reaching reforms of how authorities …

Child Abuse

Five malnourished kids found living in car at Walmart with healthy parents, police say

The deputy said he was on a routine patrol in Greenacres, Fla., Saturday morning when he spotted the blue Toyota in a Walmart parking lot. It wasn’t the look of the vehicle that caught his attention but the smell emanating from it — an odor “similar to that of homeless camps,” he said.<p>Inside was a …

Crime

Facebook

With the recent election of Donald Trump and the very public hate speech and violence against people of color that accompanied his campaign, it seems …

Black History

Arian Foster In Hot Dog Stand Showdown Over N-Word Insult

EXCLUSIVE<p><b>Arian Foster</b> -- along with his brother and father -- was involved in a heated standoff at a hot dog stand in Houston this weekend ... and it …

Entertainment

Unarmed California grandpa killed by police was shot five times

The unarmed California grandfather shot and killed by police was hit five times by officers’ bullets, according to an autopsy.<p>Francisco Serna, a …

Policing

The Proof

9 dead, 19 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

Nine people were killed, including the teenage grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, and at least 19 others were wounded in shootings across the city …

Nissan

Arizona police officer punches woman in the face during arrest

A video shared on Facebook shows an Arizona police officer hitting a woman in the face while he tries to arrest her on Wednesday. The officer involved has been identified as Jeff Bonar. He has since been placed on leave while the incident is investigated.

Policing

The War on Black Skin Coupled with Media Denial is Toxic

Anti-Black Surveillance Did Not End With COINTELPRO

Even as the Smithsonian Museum is documenting Black history, the US is continuing its repression of Black life. (Photo: Arash Azizzada / Flickr)<p>Fifty …

Surveillance

Question Bridge

Question Bridge is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of black men from diverse and contending …

18-year-old is convicted of murder in 2014 beating death of USC graduate student from China

A jury convicted an 18-year-old woman of murder on Thursday for her role in the 2014 bludgeoning death of a USC graduate student from China that led to heightened campus security and shock across the Pacific in the victim’s homeland.<p>Alejandra Guerrero — who was 16 at the time of the attack near the …

Crime