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Google Street-Mapping Camera Captures Image of Man Brandishing a Gun

Google Street-Mapping Camera Captures Image of Man Brandishing a Gun

Google’s street-mapping cameras snapped a strange scene at an address that has striking resemblance to a Detroit home where a baby was found dead in a closet earlier this year. In several images on the site’s Street View map function, a group of young men can be seen standing on the porch of a house which is reportedly identical […]

Brian Banks, Man Falsely Accused of Rape, Signs with a Pro Football Team

Brian Banks, Man Falsely Accused of Rape, Signs with a Pro Football Team

Brian Banks was a high school football star, when false rape allegations destroyed his entire life.  He was sent to prison for five years, and only released from a California prison after his accuser confessed that she made the whole thing up. Now, Banks is getting a second chance at the age of 26.  The […]

The Black Community Remains Quiet As Woman Serves 20 Year Sentence

The Black Community Remains Quiet As Woman Serves 20 Year Sentence

A little over four months ago,  a Florida judge sentenced 31-year-old Marissa Alexander to 20 years in prison for three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Alexander  fired a gun into the air in an attempt to scare her violent husband, who’d gone into a rage after reading text message exchanges between Alexander and her […]

Private Prison Management Company Seeks Guaranteed 90% Occupancy From States

Private Prison Management Company Seeks Guaranteed 90% Occupancy From States

A $250 million proposal from private prison management company, Corrections Corporation of America, is asking 48 states to guarantee the corporation a 90% occupancy rate for at least 20 years. The proposal comes as states are struggling to reduce bloated prison populations and tight budgets. State officials argue the program could pressure criminal justice officials to seek […]

Watch: Video Shows Cop Beating Unarmed Teen in Head With a Gun

Watch: Video Shows Cop Beating Unarmed Teen in Head With a Gun

Fox News Baltimore recently aired surveillance video of a cop beating a Maryland teen in the head with a gun. The teen, Ryan Dorm, had not committed a crime, but says cops deemed him suspicious anyway. Ryan Dorm’s friend was wearing a ski mask on the cold and wintry night, and that’s what triggered suspicion, according to […]

Caught on Tape: L.A. Cops Body Slam 5’4 Nurse Twice in Del Taco Parking Lot

Caught on Tape: L.A. Cops Body Slam 5’4 Nurse Twice in Del Taco Parking Lot

It seems that the rest of America is slowly learning what the African-American community has known for years; that within the police force is a squadron of brutes. How else can you explain why this 5’4 nurse was body slammed twice by police after they pulled her over for talking on her cell phone while […]

Maria Lloyd: Is Your Hair Keeping You Unemployed? Hampton University’s Business School Thinks So

Maria Lloyd: Is Your Hair Keeping You Unemployed? Hampton University’s Business School Thinks So

by Maria Lloyd As an alum of an HBCU, I am embarrassed by the decision made to ban male students from wearing dreadlocks and cornrows at Hampton University’s School of Business. The school’s dean, Sid Credle, argues that the ban has been effective in helping students land corporate jobs and that they should look the part when […]

Dr. Boyce: Does Hip Hop Influence Young People? Just Ask Adolph Hitler or any Good Psychologist

Dr. Boyce:  Does Hip Hop Influence Young People?  Just Ask Adolph Hitler or any Good Psychologist

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com Today I did an appearance on Hot 97 in New York City with Lisa Evers, Dr. Christopher Emdin and a few other people.  The conversation centered around whether hip hop has any impact on what our kids are doing with their lives.  The question is simple for anyone who’s spent […]

50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather are the New Tyson and Tupac: Will Their Story End the Same Way?

50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather are the New Tyson and Tupac:  Will Their Story End the Same Way?

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com You may have read about the decision of the rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) to jump into the fight promotions business.   Observers are stating that it is a strong possibility that 50 Cent made this move so that he could work with one of his best friends, World […]

Major Bankster Says that Big Banks Need to be Broken Up

Major Bankster Says that Big Banks Need to be Broken Up

The man who helped usher in the area of multipurpose financial firms says that big banks in the United States should be broken up to protect taxpayers. As CEO of financial services company Travelers Group, Sanford “Sandy” Weill negotiated a $76 billion merger with Citicorp, formerly the City Bank of New York, in 1998—an action […]