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    'BMF' Actor Speaks Out After Grand Theft Arrest

    'BMF' Actor Speaks Out After Grand Theft Arrest

    Demetrius Flenory Jr. attends the BMF world premiere screening and concert at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on September 23, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source: Paras Griffin / Getty The lead actor in a hit cable crime drama series is speaking out after getting arrested for grand theft over allegations that may have you rethinking how celebrities live. Although we expect celebrities to possess the best that life can offer, in reality, many of them are simply struggling just to keep up with

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    Murder Charges Dropped Against Ex-Cop In George Floyd's Killing

    Murder Charges Dropped Against Ex-Cop In George Floyd's Killing

    From left: Former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. | Source: U.S. Minnesota Department of Corrections and Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office The former Minneapolis police officer who held down George Floyd‘s legs while Derek Chauvin murdered the unarmed, handcuffed Black man had his charges reduced significantly after striking a plea deal with the Minnesota attorney general’s office. Thomas Lane, who is shown on police body camera footage playing an aggre

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    Buffalo Shooting Exposes So-Called 'White Replacement Theory' Hypocrisy

    Buffalo Shooting Exposes So-Called 'White Replacement Theory' Hypocrisy

    An even mix of proponents and opponents to teaching Critical Race Theory is in attendance as the Placentia Yorba Linda School Board in Yorba Linda, California, discusses a proposed resolution to ban it from being taught in schools. | Source: Robert Gauthier / Getty This weekend’s deadly and racist mass murder in Buffalo has prompted a number of questions, including some that expose the hypocrisy of conservatives politicizing critical race theory (CRT). It is in that context that I ask: Why ar

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    Video: White Boy Cracks Whip On Black Neighbor's Home

    Video: White Boy Cracks Whip On Black Neighbor's Home

    Source: Welcome 2 Nashville YouTube Channel Booooy, what are we going to do about these thuggish ruggish white folks who have no respect for the laws in this country and are raising their children to be violent degenerates? In Kaufman County, Texas, a Black couple had the terrifying experience of having a 9-year-old white neighbor come to their door cracking a whip in search of their 9-year-old Black daughter. When the boy was scolded and turned away by the girl’s mother, he allegedly used the

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    Violent White People Peacefully Arrested By Police

    Violent White People Peacefully Arrested By Police

    UPDATED: 4:15 p.m. ET, May 15, 2022 Originally published: June 18, 2019 Only in America can police respond to separate calls for similar incidents and have two drastically different results depending on the race of the suspect. That truth was impossible to ignore on Saturday when 18-year-old Payton Gendron drove four hours to a supermarket in a Black community in Buffalo, New York, where he opened fire with an assault rifle and killed at least 10 people and injured at least three others. He w

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    Cop In Ronald Greene Case Held In Contempt of Court

    Cop In Ronald Greene Case Held In Contempt of Court

    Source: MICHAEL M. SANTIAGO / Getty It’s been three years since 49-year-old Ronald Greene was tased, beaten, and choked during a deadly arrest by Louisiana State Police and one thing is clear regarding the investigation into his death—the deeper the probe the more cops are found to be lying their blue arses off. MORE: Surprise, Surprise: Review Of Ronald Greene Autopsy Indicates He Died From Police Brutality, Not The Car Crash Perhaps that’s the reason former Col. Kevin Reeves—who stepped dow

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    Phoenix Man Arrested In Connection With Black Woman Killed On Bus

    Phoenix Man Arrested In Connection With Black Woman Killed On Bus

    Source: Andrea Evangelo-Giamou / EyeEm / Getty Last Friday morning, 41-year-old Black woman Diane Craig was found unconscious on a bus in Phoenix, Arizona. She had been strangled, and she died from her injuries after being rushed to the hospital. Since then, Phoenix police have been on the lookout for one man, 26-year-old  Joshua Bagley, who is seen on the bus’ security camera. While investigators haven’t reported any information as to what led up to Bagley allegedly strangling Craig to death—a

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    Rappers And RICOs: Anti-Mafia Laws Focusing On Hip-Hop

    Rappers And RICOs: Anti-Mafia Laws Focusing On Hip-Hop

    Source: Prince Williams / Getty The RICO charge–a rapper’s most nightmare. Meek and Drake even warned the rap world in 2015 with their hit song R.I.C.O, not to play with those RICO cases.  It seems recently, more and more rappers are being hit with RICO charges. On Monday, May 9, Atlanta rapper Young Thug, born Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, citing his participation in street gang activ

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    Dave Chappelle Attack Leaves Comedy Community Fearful

    Dave Chappelle Attack Leaves Comedy Community Fearful

    Source: ALEX EDELMAN / Getty Comedians and comedy club owners are now fearful following Dave Chappelle’s shocking onstage attack during his set at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on May 3. While speaking to Fox News Digital, Jamie Masada, the owner, and CEO of the world-renowned Laugh Factory comedy club said he believed Will Smith’s infamous slap against Chris Rock at the Oscars may have opened up the floodgates for unprovoked assaults against comedians on stage. “It’s a sad, sad thing hap

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    Right Wing Silent As Chappelle's Attacker Revealed As Pro-MAGA

    Right Wing Silent As Chappelle's Attacker Revealed As Pro-MAGA

    Source: youtube / Youtube So, it appears we have learned some thangs about 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, the gun-like knife-wielding man who tackled Dave Chappelle during a set at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles as part of the “Netflix Is A Joke Fest” on Tuesday night and got himself beat TF up for it. As we previously reported, Lee is an aspiring rapper who goes by  NoName_Trapper on social media. He has recorded a number of tracks including one titled “Dave Chappelle” and a separate song in whic

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    Dave Chappelle Attacker Isaiah Lee's Possible Motive Becomes Clearer

    Dave Chappelle Attacker Isaiah Lee's Possible Motive Becomes Clearer

    Isaiah Lee. | Source: BACKGRID / fair use photo While there are still plenty of unanswered questions surrounding ther man who attacked Dave Chappelle during the comedian’s live performance this week, the motivation for the assault has become a bit clearer as law enforcement officials continue to release information about the prime suspect. Isaiah Lee was identified as the man who sprang from the audience during Chappelle’s set at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles as part of the “Netflix Is A J

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    Black Man Jalen Randle Fatally Shot By Houston Cop

    Black Man Jalen Randle Fatally Shot By Houston Cop

    Source: Xinhua News Agency / Getty First, let’s be clear: Black lives matter even when they’re accused of felony crimes. Black lives matter even when they run from cops. Black lives matter and cops don’t get to just gun them down as a reflex. 29-year-old Jalen Randle was shot and killed in Houston, Texas, last week and his family is outraged and looking for answers. And they should be on both counts. According to KHOU 11, The Houston Police Department said a tactical team was looking for Rand

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    White Woman Gets Probation For Voter Fraud–Black Women Get Prison Time

    White Woman Gets Probation For Voter Fraud–Black Women Get Prison Time

    Source: Lynsey Addario / Getty Sometimes the power of whiteness is so overwhelming and blatant that it’s hard to know where to even start in telling the story. But here we go. Meet Tracey Kay McKee. McKee, 64, is a registered Republican in Arizona who has been vocal about the widespread voter fraud that cost Donald Trump his re-election—the same widespread voter fraud that, by the way, never existed. But this isn’t the whitest part of this story. According to the Associated Press, on Frid

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    Michigan Man Charged For Anti-BLM Rampage

    Michigan Man Charged For Anti-BLM Rampage

    Source: Andrey Mikhaylov / EyeEm / Getty If one ever wanted to root out the true to form white supremacists in their community, all they would need to do is start putting up Black Lives Matter signs, banners, and other merchandise everywhere. Do that and the Klan-ish whites hiding in plain sight will surely expose themselves. They just can’t help it. The Associated Press reports that prosecutors announced Wednesday that 61-year-old Kenneth David Pilon of Saginaw, Michigan, was charged with six

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    Texas Men Face Felony Drug Charges For Edibles

    Texas Men Face Felony Drug Charges For Edibles

    Source: Jub Rubjob / Getty Three Texas Black men were arrested and charged with felony drug possession in Clay County, Texas after police accused the men of having edibles in their car during a traffic stop. According to ABC 13 the men, Dandre and Dante Burroughs, and their roommate, Samuel Serrano-Griffiths, were driving home from Colorado after celebrating one of the boy’s 21st birthday when Clay County officers stopped them for speeding and making an unsafe lane change. The Clay County She

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    Derek Chauvin Appeals George Floyd Murder Conviction

    Derek Chauvin Appeals George Floyd Murder Conviction

    Source: Handout / Getty It’s been roughly 10 months since ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. During that time, Chauvin has been thinking about his vile and murderous behavior as an officer of the law and rightfully accepting his fate and accountability for his actions. MORE: Will Patrick Lyoya’s Killer Cop Be Charged? Legal Experts Say Manslaughter Indictment Is Overdue Nah, just bullsh**ing—he’s appealing

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    Study Shows More American Teens Carry Guns

    Study Shows More American Teens Carry Guns

    Source: Jasmin Merdan / Getty A new federal study has found a sharp increase in affluent white minors who say they carry a handgun or have carried one before. It also revealed a decline in Black and Native American minors who say the same. Now, before we get into the study—y’all already know what the moral to this story is. A federal study is highlighting white privilege and the inaccuracies in Black stereotypes.  According to U.S. News, researchers for an annual U.S. federal survey asked teen

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    Experts Say Patrick Lyoya Shooting Merit Manslaughter Charges

    Experts Say Patrick Lyoya Shooting Merit Manslaughter Charges

    Patrick Lyoa. | Source: City of Grand Rapids UPDATED: 5:10 p.m. ET, April 25, 2022 The Michigan officer who killed Patrick Lyoya has been identified but not charged, even though the chief of police said the only way he would identify the officers is if criminal charges were filed. Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom announced Monday that the officer who show Lyoya in the back of the head is named Christopher Schurr. Winstrom said weeks ago that he would only identify Lyoya’s killer if he

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    Watch The Funeral Service For Patrick Lyoya

    Watch The Funeral Service For Patrick Lyoya

    Source: Facebook.com/robertswomack / Facebook.com/robertswomack The funeral for Patrick Lyoya, an unarmed black man shot in the head by Grand Rapids police, will be held at 11 am today at the Renaissance Church of God in Christ in Michigan. Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to deliver the eulogy, and attorney Ben Crump will also speak at the funeral. Sharpton’s National Action Network said it was helping Lyoya’s family pay for the funeral. You can watch the funeral service here below. Patrick L

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    UK Police Stop-And-Frisked Black Teen 60 Times In 2 Years

    UK Police Stop-And-Frisked Black Teen 60 Times In 2 Years

    Source: Mike Kemp / Getty It appears that the police out in London are trying to give U.S. cops a run for their money when it comes to violating the civil rights of Black people. The Independent Office for Police Conduct recently released a report on the stop and search tactics performed by the Met Police. Now, if you’ve been Black in America your whole life, you’re likely familiar with stop-and-frisk as well as the police culture of racial profiling in general—so you can guess how this story

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    Pennsylvania Cop Slaps Black Woman At BLM Protest

    Pennsylvania Cop Slaps Black Woman At BLM Protest

    Source: SOPA Images / Getty Police keep responding to protests against police violence by committing acts of police violence and then they wonder why protests against police violence never end. It’s like a po-po paradox they can’t seem to wrap their minds around. According to Pittsburgh City Paper, last Saturday, a group of around 20 people gathered in the street in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, to demand justice for Jim Rogers, a 54-year-old homeless Black man who died in October 2021 after Pitt

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    A$AP Rocky's Arrest Spotlights Rapper's Past Violent Allegations

    A$AP Rocky's Arrest Spotlights Rapper's Past Violent Allegations

    A$AP Rocky attends the Bilt Rewards x Wells Fargo Launch Party at SUMMIT at One Vanderbilt on March 28, 2022, in New York City.  | Source: Sean Zanni / Getty A$AP Rocky‘s arrest on Wednesday seemed to come out of nowhere as most of the recent media coverage about the rapper has centered on the pregnancy of his superstar girlfriend Rihanna. But reports suggest that Rocky’s arrest was months in the making as local law enforcement apparently built a case that culminated on Wednesday morning at Lo

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    Syracuse Police Defend Cops' Handling Of 10-Year-Old 'Suspect'

    Syracuse Police Defend Cops' Handling Of 10-Year-Old 'Suspect'

    Source: twitter / Twitter Another day, another instance where cops prove how easily the adultification of Black children comes to them. When a prepubescent child shoplifts a bag of chips, there are plenty of simple, non-traumatizing ways to deal with the situation. The simplest thing to do is to have the child return the item, scold the child and send them on their way—because, when it comes down to it, kids stealing small things from stores is common snd isn’t exactly symptomatic of a child o

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    Murder At ‘Blacks for Trump’ Guy's Wild Party

    Murder At ‘Blacks for Trump’ Guy's Wild Party

    Source: SOPA Images / Getty Remember Maurice Symonette? No? The Black guy who used to stand behind trump at all his rallies holding the sign “BLACKS FOR TRUMP,” while dawning a T-shirt imprinted with the words, “TRUMP & Republicans Are Not Racist.” (Some folks said he was in a cult.) Yea, that guy… Well, he’s back in the news for you guessed it, all the wrong reasons. On Sunday, April 17, a 22-year-old man was killed while attending an Easter party at the Florida home of Maurice Symo

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    Lawyer Defends White Model Who Killed Black Boyfriend

    Lawyer Defends White Model Who Killed Black Boyfriend

    Source: instagram / intagram It’s been going on two weeks since the April 3 fatal stabbing of Christian “Toby” Obumseli inside a luxury apartment building, One Paraiso, in Miami, Florida, by his white girlfriend Courtney Clenney, an OnlyFans model and an Instagram influencer. Clenney was never arrested let alone charged with a crime and her lawyer, Frank Prieto, is playing around in Black people’s faces by calling it “justice” that his client hasn’t been arrested and implying that any other cit

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