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Erica Garner hurled personal insults at NYC mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday for not releasing disciplinary records on the cop who killed her father, Eric Garner. She was beyond blunt in her brutal assessment of the mayor’s decision to suddenly abide by a long-ignored law. “Just cause you love Black p—y don’t mean you love…

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They are members of a club no mother wants to join.  Mothers who have buried their children.   But these women form an even more heartbreaking sorority — mothers who have lost their children at the hands of law enforcement or those purporting to be our protectors. We know the names of the children killed:  Trayvon…

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The death of Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD police shocked the nation and spawned the BLM rallying cry “I can’t breathe.”  Garner’s death, along with a tragic list of other Blacks who’ve been killed by officers, was one of the reasons that President Barack Obama hosted a town hall meeting entitled “The President and…

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In line with this claim is Arie’s latest release “Breathe,” a song set to speak to mounting violence against Black people at the hands of police. In the emotional recording Arie, echos the ominous words of Eric Garner, whose last words while being choke by NYPD officers in July of 2014 were, “I can’t breathe.”

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In May 2014, police officers of the Hayward Police Department in California initiated a traffic stop against driver James Greer for driving erratically. The police report of that incident states that Greer “got out of his vehicle but would not participate in a field sobriety test.” Greer was morbidly obese and suffered from a string…

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NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo gained international notoriety for his role in the death of Eric Garner. Pantaleo is seen in a widely viewed video placing Garner in a chokehold as he gasps “I can’t breathe” multiple times and is later declared dead. Garner’s death started an international outcry. Soon the #ICantBreath spread along with #EricGarner…

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In 2015, Tidal released Usher’s anti-police brutality song “Chains,” featuring Nas. Now, at the start of Black History Month, the emotionally stirring tune has brand new visuals. Although Nas is absent from the new video, Usher can be seen expressing hopelessness as he walks though the streets in a hoodie and eventually finds himself bleeding…

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Choosing the right weekly cover story to complement the zeitgeist of pop culture can sometimes be a daunting decision. The appetites of the rolling out audience change frequently, sometimes so swiftly, once our covers hit newsstands, the American public is focused on the next celebrity divorce, arrest or Twitter beef. The impactful, cultivating and edifying…

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On July 17, 2014, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Staten Island, New York, Eric Garner was approached by New York City police officers who suspected him of selling loose cigarettes. Moments later, after being placed in a chokehold deemed illegal by New York City, the life of Eric Garner ended. Though the incident was caught on…

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Despite the nationwide outrage over the NYPD’s murder of Eric Garner, there is an even sadder situation unfolding. It turns out that Garner has no grave marker on his final resting place in Linden, NJ. According to the Roselawn Cemetery, his body is in an area among other unmarked graves. According to an unidentified cemetery…

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  Taisha Allen, 37, filmed the tragic death of Eric Garner and the NYPD allegedly did not like her very well. Allen states that she saw her friend being harassed by the police while he was on the way into a store. Allen then asked the cops why her friend was being stopped since he did nothing wrong.…

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Sometimes it seems as though there are no stories of a good nature in the news about young black men. From repeated deadly encounters with law enforcement officials to the seemingly unjust rising imprisonment rates, black men are often perceived habitually problematic. Thankfully, there are some like Detroit businessman and former Marine Sid E. Taylor who see…

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With the recent death of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man who was shot in the back by now-former North Charleston, South Carolina, Officer Michael Thomas Slager, once again cellphone video has played a crucial role. Without the video of the deadly police encounter Scott would have been just another dead Black man running from…

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In what looks like a case of trying to save face and soften some harsh realities, a number of edits made to Wikipedia pages regarding high-profile cases of deadly force used by the New York City Police Department have been traced back to computers at NYPD headquarters. On several occasions, someone using computers with IP…

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