Police Brutality

Isn’t It Funny How Rappers Will Jump On Every Bandwagon But Black Lives Matter?

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Have you peeped all the black men walking around with half-shaven heads and two cornrow braids that meet at the top? The trendy hairstyle seen on men like The Game and Chris Brown is a personal pet peeve of mine, but, pettiness aside, the look...

Open Thread: What Would You Do About Police Brutality If You Were Barack Obama?

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When you sign up to be president of the United States, you basically sign up for indefinite criticism and ridicule over every decision you make. But when you’re the first black president of the United States in a time when divisiveness over race in the...

Top Model Ajak Deng Reveals She Was Almost Killed By Two White Police Officers

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Model Ajak Deng has always been outspoken about her experiences as a dark-skinned woman in the fashion industry and her feelings about dealing with racism as a black woman in America. Deng recently took to Instagram in a series of videos to share the details...

For Some Reason RZA Thinks Cops Are More Scared Of Us Than We Are Of Them

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For at least the past year every time I’ve crossed paths with a cop, I’ve felt a pang of anxiety. Just the other night I was at a cross walk and a cop made a motion for me to cross the street in front of...

One of the NYPD Officers Who Fired 41 Shots at Amadou Diallo Is Getting a Promotion

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Kenneth Boss, one of the officers who fired 41 shots at Amadou Diallo on Feb. 4, 1999, is getting a promotion. Diallo, a street vendor, was unarmed when he encountered four plain-clothed police officers outside his apartment building. While they claimed he reached for a weapon, after firing...

Daniel Holtzclaw, a Former Police Officer Accused of Raping Several Black Women, Goes on Trial Today

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The trail for Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma City police officer accused of assaulting 13 women while on duty, began jury selection on Monday. Holtzclaw is being tried on a myriad of charges, including rape, burglary, and sexual battery. Prosecutors allege he targeted vulnerable Black women in a low-income...