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Extradition Of Assata Shakur From Cuba Unlikely Despite Restored Ties

Extradition Of Assata Shakur From Cuba Unlikely Despite Restored Ties

AFRICANGLOBE – Soon after President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with Havana on Wednesday, Cuba watchers began to raise questions over potential extradition orders U.S. exiles in Cuba, specifically regarding rights activist Assata Shakur — who has been living on the island for decades.

Rev. Edward Pinkney The Latest Black Leader Targeted For Political Prosecution

AFRICANGLOBE – Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan is a long-time community organizer who has led resistance in this predominantly African-American community to a government subservient to the Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool corporation. Benton Harbor is among the Michigan cities, including Detroit, where democratic self-governance has been replaced by “emergency financial management”.

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10 Ways America Is The World’s Most Corrupt Nation

AFRICANGLOBE – While it is true that you don’t typically have to bribe your postman to deliver the mail in the U.S., in many key ways America’s political and financial practices make it in absolute terms far more corrupt than the usual global South suspects. After all, the U.S. economy is worth over $16 trillion a year, so in our corruption a lot more money changes hands. Here are 10 reasons the U.S. is the most corrupt nation in the world.

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Obama’s Paramilitary Police: The “War On Terror” Comes Home

AFRICANGLOB – With every passing year, the line between the police and the military becomes increasingly blurred, as police are outfitted with gear that in many cases comes straight from a battlefield. The use of paramilitary SWAT teams has grown exponentially in recent decades, with police—wearing battle armor and toting assault rifles—carrying out tasks such as serving search warrants. SWAT raids, accompanied by wanton violence and the destruction of property, have become standard operating procedure.

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Brazil: Number Of Black College Students Grew 230% Over The Last Decade

AFRICANGLOBE – More than half of the population self-declared itself negra, preta or parda in the census conducted by the IBGE in 2010. But only 26 out of 100 students from the country’s universities are Black. Although still far smaller, the access of Black people to higher education increased 232% between 2000 and 2010.

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US Supreme Court Decision Broadens Police Powers Of Search And Seizure

AFRICANGLOBE – In a blow to the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that evidence obtained by police under a false reading of the law is never the less admisable in court on the grounds that the officer made a “reasonable mistake.”

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Exonerated After Being Murdered: Judge Tosses Out George Stinney’s Conviction

AFRICANGLOBE – Seventy years after South Carolina murdered a 14-year-old boy so small he sat on a phone book in the electric chair, a circuit court judge threw out his murder conviction. On Wednesday morning, Judge Carmen Mullins vacated the decision against George Stinney Jr., a Black teen who was falsely convicted of beating two young white girls to death in the small town of Alcolu in 1944.

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U.S. And Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

AFRICANGLOBE – The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century, American officials said Wednesday.

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Obama In Post-Black America

AFRICANGLOBE – Many Americans, but Blacks in particular, expected that great achievements would follow from the election of Barack Obama. While few, if any, expected that the race problem would disappear, quite a few expected the fulfilment of Martin Luther King’s dream. It was assumed that “freedom” had finally come, and that Jim Crow and the colour bar would be anachronisms of the past. There is now a great deal of disappointment among some naive Black folk.

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