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Ohio Neo-Nazi Busted for Weapons Was Tracking Jewish, Black Leaders | Hatewatch | Southern Poverty Law Center

A convicted felon from Ohio with neo-Nazi sympathies and an illegal arsenal of assault rifles, semi-automatic pistols and other weapons was tracking Jewish and African-American community leaders in Detroit before his recent arrest by a federal anti-terrorism task force, according to a report by Michael Isikoff of NBC News. “The FBI averted a catastrophe in […]

Farrakhan and the Lunatic Fringe » Black Skeptics

The Nation of Islam (NOI) has had its fair share of alliances with shady characters, White supremacists, violent theocrats, dictators, and others. It therefore might not come as a surprise to those that have closely examined the group to learn that the bizarre religious sect has now come under the sway of the Church of […]

L.A. Woman Dies After Arrest That Included Kick in Groin – Truthdig

A South Los Angeles woman who had dropped her two children off at a police station later died after an encounter with officers in which one of them kicked her in the groin. Alesia Thomas, a drug addict who feared she could not care for her children, reportedly resisted when officers moved to arrest her. […]

FBI Investigates Injustices in Livingston, Tx

LIVINGSTON-It was only T’Challa Washington’s second offense. He was convicted of a crime and sent back to prison for the second time in his life. The crime he was convicted of committing was a drug charge involving less than four grams of cocaine. For this offense he was sentenced to 78 years in prison. Yes, […]

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” [Paperback] By Michelle Alexander | t r u t h o u t | Members

Publisher’s Weekly bestowed a starred review on “The New Jim Crow”: “Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama’s political success and Oprah Winfrey’s financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial […]

Dr. David J. Leonard: A Lynching Happens Every 40 Hours

Throughout the early part of the twentieth century, African-American activists fought to thwart the systemic scourge of lynching. Faced with a silent and complicit populace, particularly the media and political establishment, African Americans forced the nation to bare witness to the depravity of American racism. Between 1882 and 1968, close to 5,000 lynchings (73% of […]

AIDS Healthcare Foundation: ‘Sad day in battle against AIDS’ as Obama elects to skip AIDS Conference | Facebook

“In the 1980s, ‘Silence Equaled Death.’ Today, President Obama’s Ongoing Silence on AIDS Equals Death for Millions.” — Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation As 20,000 leading AIDS scientists, researchers, medical providers, patients and advocates gather in Washington, many demand the White House ends patient waiting lists for the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) and […]

Milton S. Hall | Paradise Funeral Home & Chapel

Milton Sherman Hall departed this life suddenly on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Age 49 years. He was born April 25, 1963 in Saginaw, Michigan to Fred J. and Jewel L. Hall. Milton was a resident of Saginaw. He was educated in Saginaw and completed two years of college. Milton had a disability. He enjoyed sports, […]

Saginaw councilman calls for federal investigation of officer-involved shooting : News : miNBCnews.com

Anger at tonight ‘s meeting was driven by media reports that Hall was shot by police 46 times and that police microphones and cameras didn’t work the night of the incident. Saginaw Police and Michigan State Police have refused NBC25 requests for comment pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard procedure in officer-involved […]

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Why Has Black Media Ignored the Sexuality of FAMU Hazing Victim Robert Champion? – News & Views – EBONY

Pop quiz: Who was James Craig Anderson?If the name sounds vaguely familiar, let’s refresh your memory. Anderson was the 48-year-old Black man who was beaten and robbed by a group of racist, white Mississippi teenagers in June 2011. And the coup de grâce: Anderson was deliberately run down by one teen—shouting the n-word and “white […]

As Grand Jury Clears White Plains Police in Kenneth Chamberlain’s Death, New Tape Shows Fatal Raid

The Westchester District Attorney says no police officers will be charged in the fatal shooting of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. after a grand jury declined to indict any of the officers involved. Chamberlain, a 68-year-old African American and former Marine, was shot dead in his own home in White Plains, New York, after he mistakenly set […]

People of Color Organize — A Tragedy, Not A Token: To #Occupy and White Liberals/Radicals

I’m going to try and say this as plain as possible.The Trayvon Martin tragedy is not your experience. Our babies, fathers, mothers, siblings, and friends are stolen from Black and Brown communities every day at the hands of white supremacy, and police violence. This is not an opportunity for you to tokenize a tragedy that […]

Black in White Plains: The Police Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan“My name is Kenneth Chamberlain. This is my sworn testimony. White Plains police are going to come in here and kill me.”And that’s just what they did.In the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, U.S. Marine veteran Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. accidentally hit his LifeAid medical-alert pendant, presumably while sleeping. […]

BBC News – Forty years in solitary confinement and counting

BBC News – Forty years in solitary confinement and counting.

PressTV – ‘US laws allow police to discriminate against minorities’

Amnesty International has condemned the US for its immigration laws, accusing it of discrimination against minorities including Hispanics and Native Americans.The rights group accuses the federal, state and local authorities of systematic failures to enforce immigration laws without discrimination. The group says that Latinos and indigenous communities are disproportionately affected by a range of immigration […]

George Zimmerman, the Man Who Shot Trayvon Martin, Profiled by Family and Neighbors – The Daily Beast

George Zimmerman wasn’t a cop, but he wanted to be. The 28-year-old man who shot Trayvon Martin inside a gated Florida community Feb. 26 is in hiding now, as the media and the nation direct their attention to the town of Sanford, near Orlando. The neighborhood watch captain has not yet been charged in the […]

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