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Supreme Court Sides With Black Death Row Inmate Convicted by All-White Jury, Orders New Trial


BY: BREANNA EDWARDS The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of a black death row inmate Monday, declaring that prosecutors in Georgia went against the Constitution and blocked black jurors from his trial nearly 30 years ago, USA Today reports. Timothy Foster’s 1987 case came up before the Supreme Court after a series of notes from the ...

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Texas Girl, 12, Severely Injured by Rope Around Neck on School Trip


The mother of the unidentified girl, one of the few black students at the predominantly white Live Oak Classical School in Waco, Texas, reportedly believes that the gruesome injury was no accident. A Texas mother is furious that her 12-year-old daughter returned home from an overnight school trip with a severe rope burn around her neck, the Dallas Morning News ...

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This Emergency Room Doctor Was Tired of Seeing Gunshot Victims Who Looked Like Family, So He Did Something About It


Dr. Rob Gore, a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at New York City’s SUNY Downstate-Kings County Hospital, spoke to The Root about the Kings Against Violence Initiative, a school-, community- and hospital-based program he created to provide safer alternatives for youths most at risk for engaging in interpersonal violence. Violence is a public health problem. At least that’s how Brooklyn, N.Y.-based ...

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Convicted Rapist Daniel Hotlzclaw Speaks: And We Wish He Hadn’t


In an exclusive interview with 20/20, the former Oklahoma City police officer convicted in the sexual assault of eight black women, says that the victims will become “billionaires” from the publicity. Oh, and that he’s innocent. Daniel Holtzclaw, the disgraced former Oklahoma City police officer convicted in the rape and sexual assault of seven black women and one underage black ...

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Watch: Morris Brown’s Herndon Stadium Now in Shambles


The once glorious home of the Wolverines now looks like the set of 1979’s The Warriors. Morris Brown has had a bit of a time since its founding. In fact, the school, established in 1881—one of only a handful of HBCUs founded by African Americans—has had some serious struggles in recent years. The college has filed for bankruptcy its once flush enrollment ...

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Women to get their own beer; will they want it?


Mike Snider New craft beer enterprise High Heel Brewing hopes to be a shoo-in with female beer lovers. Founded by 20-year industry veteran and master brewer Kristi McGuire, High Heel will be one of the few women-run beer operations and, when its first two beers begin distribution in Florida next month, the only one that makes beers that cater specifically to women. High Heel’s beers boast ...

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Ex-NBA Baller Blows Up Racist Woman on Amtrak


BY: ANGELA BRONNER HELM After Etan Thomas confronted the woman for lying about an open seat, she told him not to pull the “race card.” Social media has morphed from a cute little platform for sharing funny pics and links to a truth-telling device that confirms that racism is alive and well in America. Ask ex-Washington Wizard player Etan Thomas; ...

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Watch: NYC Cop Loses Badge for Punching, Drawing Gun on Bystanders During Violent Arrest


BY: ANGELA BRONNER HELM An NYPD officer has been temporarily stripped of his gun and badge for hitting and pulling a gun on witnesses who filmed the arrest of a teen riding an “illegal dirt bike” in Harlem. As warmer weather heats up in the streets of Harlem, young men on dirt bikes and ATVs take to the streets in ...

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Camille Cosby on Bill’s Infidelities and Drugging Women: ‘I Have No Opinion’


BY: ANGELA BRONNER HELM In a newly unsealed deposition filed in a case involving seven women suing Bill Cosby for defamation, Cosby’s wife of more than 50 years, Camille Cosby, repeatedly says she has “no opinion” on everything from her husband’s extramarital affairs, to his admitted procurement of Quaaludes for women. MSNBC reports that the full transcript of the six-hour ...

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African-American Woman Named as Head of Teen Vogue


BY: ANGELA BRONNER HELM Elaine Welteroth, who made headlines when she became Teen Vogue’s first African American beauty director, has been made the title’s new editor-in-chief. She will be the youngest editor in the company’s 107-year history. She is also the second black woman named to head a Conde Nast book; Keija Minor has been at the helm of Brides magazine ...

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