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Why All Police Officers Must Wear Body Cameras

Why All Police Officers Must Wear Body Cameras

AFRICANGLOBE – The benefits of police body cameras are two-fold. Body cameras could deter the abuse of police power. Officers and citizens may feel more secure knowing the camera will protect them against false accusations.

11-Year-Old Boy Educates St. Louis City Council About Race Relations

AFRICANGLOBE – When 11-year-old Marquis Govan stepped to the podium at a recent St. Louis City Council meeting, none of the council members were prepared for his succinct analysis of what took place after Michael Brown’s fatal shooting last month.

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New Unrest In Ferguson After Michael Brown Memorial Is Torched

AFRICANGLOBE – Violence broke out again in Ferguson, Mo., a community still reeling from the effects of an unarmed teen gunned down by a White police officer last month. A group smashed up the windows of a beauty supply store, and gunshots could be heard nearby, according to witnesses.

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How Rich Old White Men Are Taking Lunch Money Away From Inner-City Black Kids

AFRICANGLOBE – In the last year about 75 schools have been closed in Philadelphia and Chicago, almost all of them in Black neighborhoods. Cuts to Head Start and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have taken food away from schoolchildren. The cuts are directly related to the dramatic dropoff in federal corporate tax revenue. Our country’s missing tax revenue can be found in the growing stock portfolios of…

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White House Security Breach: Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition

AFRICANGLOBE – Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.

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Unmet Promises Undermining Liberal Black Vote?

AFRICANGLOBE – “The real reason that there’s a lack of enthusiasm [among Black voters] is that the kinds of promises that have been made have been shown, now after nearly six years, to be false,” “What the CBC plans to say to Black America is Don’t pay attention to the fact that things have gotten worse while you’ve continued to support us. Don’t pay attention to the fact that the very people that we want you to go out and support have been the very people that have hurt you most.”

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What Reparations In America Could Look Like

AFRICANGLOBE – If the United States did decide to have some sort of program of reparations focused on righting the wrongs of the past, what might that program look like? Ta-Nehisi Coates made the case that America owes reparations to its Black community. But he purposely left out the details of what a reparations program might look like. We will now make a proposal, for your consideration.

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Retrial Of Michael David Dunn, White Man Who Shot Jordan Davis, Begins Today

AFRICANGLOBE – Jury selection begins today for Michael David Dunn, the 47-year-old man who shot unarmed 17-year-old Jordan Davis dead at a gas station in Jacksonville, Fla., in Novermber of 2012, The Florida Times-Union reports.

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Black Lawyers To Challenge Police Brutality In 25 Cities

AFRICANGLOBE – In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct.

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