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Alabama Town Puts Poor People In Prison And Makes Them Clean Floors

Alabama Town Puts Poor People In Prison And Makes Them Clean Floors

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A lawsuit filed in federal court last week claims a Montgomery, Ala. jail illegally held four inmates and made them work off debts for unpaid traffic tickets. The complaint states that the Montgomery is running an illegal debtors prison by arresting people who can’t pay fines. Inmates work doing jobs around […]

Black Princeton Students Do An Experiment With Police

Black Princeton Students Do An Experiment With Police

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Police apparently pulled the wrong carload of black men over in Princeton last week. Member of the Black Youth Project 100 were pulled over after leaving a convening meeting on the Princeton University campus on March 8, according to a story in The Root. The officer said he pulled the car […]

What Do You Think About “Black Twitter?”

What Do You Think About “Black Twitter?”

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The more effective Twitter is for promoting civil rights issues, the more it becomes known by its nickname “Black Twitter,” the more controversy the topic generates, all of which suggests that minorities tweeting has proven to be very effective. An article in Salon on Sunday likened Twitter to a modern day […]

Black, Disabled Students Are Getting Suspended More Than Others

Black, Disabled Students Are Getting Suspended More Than Others

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Unfortunately, too many students with disabilities face the so called school-to-prison pipeline. In addition to students with disabilities, students of color face this horrific fate as well. According to a new report released last Thursday, “African-American students and students with disabilities are suspended at hugely disproportionate rates compared to white […]

Pittsburgh Trial Focuses On Why Police Beat An Honor Student Beyond Recognition

Pittsburgh Trial Focuses On Why Police Beat An Honor Student Beyond Recognition

By Lechette Walker The Police beating of the honor student in Pittsburg is set to go back to trail. The three officers that beat the unarmed performing arts student retrial will start on Tuesday. Back in January of 2010, Jordon Miles was beaten because he was suspected to be a drug dealer or criminal. The […]

Man Has Been On Deathrow For Decades, Now He’s Free

Man Has Been On Deathrow For Decades, Now He’s Free

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Imagine being on death row for 26 years knowing your innocent, but still might be executed. Since August of 1988, Glenn Ford has sat on death row waiting to be set free or executed. On Tuesday afternoon, Ford, 64 walked out of prison at Angola in Louisiana a free man. A judge […]

Dr Boyce & Wilmer Leon: Have White men with guns become the new terrorists?

Dr Boyce & Wilmer Leon: Have White men with guns become the new terrorists?

In this video, Dr. Wilmer Leon explains the article he wrote explaining the historical context behind white men with guns being terrorists to the African American community.  The arguments seem to be a stretch at first, but once this scholar breaks it down using history, it all starts to make sense. If you want to […]

Lesbian Couple Murdered In Texas

Lesbian Couple Murdered In Texas

By Lechette Walker A beer deliveryman found the bodies of two 24 year old women as he was taking out the trash, said Houston local Fox station. “Beer deliveryman found the victims around 7:30 a.m. when he took out some trash.” The lesbian couple lived together for two years and decided to go to Galveston […]

When White Privilege Goes Wrong

When White Privilege Goes Wrong

by Afiya J. Watkins It is no secret that in general, certain minority groups have vastly different experiences in this country than whites. Racism is still a very big problem, albeit more covert than it once was. In the minds of many, white people still enjoy a level of privilege based solely on the color […]

Rutgers Students Don’t Want Condoleezza Rice On Campus

Rutgers Students Don’t Want Condoleezza Rice On Campus

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Rutgers University’s choice of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as this year’s commencement speaker has not gone over well with some professors and students, according to news reports. Last week a faculty-inspired resolution asking the university to rescind the invitation was passed. The resolution said the honor should not be […]