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Rapper Hurricane Chris gained notoriety during the early 2000s with songs such as “A Bay Bay,” “The Hand Clap,” and “Halle Berry.” But the Shreveport, Louisiana, native could be facing decades behind bars after he was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. On June 19, Hurricane Chris, born Christopher Dooley, was allegedly involved in a…

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Another incident of police using excessive force has gone viral. On Sunday, June 14, 2020, the Woodlynne Police Department released bodycam footage of cops harassing a group of Black teens. The incident occurred on Saturday, June 13, in Woodlynne, New Jersey after cops were called following claims that teens were trespassing at a property. When…

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An unarmed Black man has been shot and killed in Atlanta. On the evening of June 12, the incident occurred at a Wendy’s restaurant located at the intersection of University and Pryor Rd, according to WSB-TV. Police were called after Rayshard Brooks, 27, fell asleep at the drive-thru. When authorities arrived, they suspected that Brooks…

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The former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck has been arrested. On Friday, May 29, 2020,  Derek Chauvin, who was fired after the incident, was taken into custody by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, according to WCCO. Chauvin was charged with third degree murder and manslaughter as charges were announced during…

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On Tuesday, May 25, 2020, George Floyd was being arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for allegedly committing forgery. Videos from a store’s surveillance camera and a witness’s cellphone captured the moments when Floyd was being taken into custody and physically restrained by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and three other officers. Chauvin held his knee on…

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Kwame Kilpatrick has been granted an early release. The former Detroit mayor was scheduled to be released from prison decades from now after being convicted in 2013, according to the Ebony Foundation. Kilpatrick, the son of prominent politician Carolyn Kilpatrick, became a key figure in Detroit politics in the mid-1990s, after being elected to the…

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The man who recorded Ahmaud Arbery’s death is finally in jail. On May 21, William “Roddie” Bryan was arrested and charged with Arbery’s murder. Bryan’s arrest comes weeks after George McMichael and Travis McMichael were arrested for shooting Arbery on Feb. 23. Days prior to Bryan’s arrest, a video emerged on social media that contradicted…

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Bill Cosby’s lawyer believes that the state of Pennsylvania has given the embattled comedian a death sentence. During an interview with African Diaspora News, Andrew Wyatt said that Cosby could be forced to live out his last days behind bars due to the COVID-19 crisis. “Mr. Cosby wasn’t given a death sentence, but what they’re…

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