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by Manny Otiko

Apparently, America has a two-tier law enforcement system. At least it seems that way when you watch the standoff in Burns, Ore., between a self-described… Read More

Missed It: The 10 Most Underreported Black Stories of 2015

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by Madison J. Gray

The daily news cycle is full of repetitive stories whose narrative we memorize over the course of days, and that is compounded by social media. But… Read More

The Cosby Case: How the Courts Will Determine His Fate

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For Black America there was no greater entertainment icon during the late 20th century than Bill Cosby.  But on Wednesday, the legendary comedian… Read More

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that police in the city must be better trained to distinguish between when they need to use force. The statement… Read More

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Bill Cosby Bail Set at $1 Million in Sexual Assault Case

by #teamEBONY

Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with the sexual assault, of a woman at his home 12 years ago, prosecutors said. They are the first criminal… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

A white Chicago police officer charged in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald has pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court. Jason Van Dyke… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

A grand jury has decided not to indict two white Cleveland police officers who fatally shot a 12-year-old Cleveland boy last November. Tamir… Read More

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EBONY.com is known for our team’s willingness to embrace, and lead the discourse on, provocative issues of race, class, gender and religion. … Read More

Tamir Rice and the Value of Life

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by #teamEBONY

In news that is shocking to no-one, but should be chilling to everyone, a grand jury has declined to indict a rookie Cleveland police officer or… Read More

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Clemency Coup: Is it Curtains for the U.S. Prison Industrial System?

by Donna M. Owens

President Barack Obama recently granted clemency to nearly 100 men and women serving time in federal prisons nationwide, news delivered exactly… Read More

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