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The Continuing Depopulation Of Detroit

The Continuing Depopulation Of Detroit

AFRICANGLOBE – No door in the history of architecture — rotating or otherwise — could have accommodated the latest perversity Detroit officials were inflicting on city residents: the potential eviction of tens of thousands, possibly as many as 100,000 people, all at precisely the same time.

National Guard Referred To Ferguson Protesters As “Enemy Forces”

AFRICANGLOBE – Internal documents circulated among National Guard commanders referred to peaceful protestors as “enemy forces” during the military/police crackdown against demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri in August.

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Cop Who Killed 7-Year-Old Girl While Filming Reality Show Is Back Terrorizing The Streets

AFRICANGLOBE – Killer cop Joseph Weekley had not been on the force since 2010 when he shot a sleeping child in the head during a botched raid executed on the wrong home. The raid was being filmed for an episode of The First 48, and many believe the excessive tactics used were employed simply to create drama and excitement for the camera.

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As Caribbean Immigration Rises, Miami’s Black Population Becomes More Foreign

AFRICANGLOBE – One in three Black residents in Miami is now an immigrant, a reflection of a nationwide trend that shows immigrants making up a rising share of the country’s Black population, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

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The Rulers Face Is Everywhere

AFRICANGLOBE – Look at how myths, symbols, religion and power are intertwined. Abraham Lincoln’s memorial building is based on the ancient Egyptian Temple of Seti I in the city of Abydos. Here at Abydos for 2,000 years, from 2500 BC to 500 BC, a ritual ceremony enacting the myth of Osiris, god of rebirth and regeneration, was carried out at the onset of spring. Osiris’ son, Horus, it is said removed his own right eye to restore his father to life.

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Louisiana Puts Innocent Man On Death Row For 30 Years, Admits Error, Then Refuses To Pay Compensation

AFRICANGLOBE – Three decades after he was falsely imprisoned Glenn Ford was released following a 2003 DNA test confirming his innocence. But with only a few months to live because of lung cancer he developed in prison (which went undiagnosed until his release), Ford may as well have been sent to the gallows. Glenn Ford, who only wanted to leave his family with something after he’s gone, will likely not get a cent from the state of Louisiana.

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For Every 1,000 People Killed By Police, Only 1 Cop Is Convicted – Study

AFRICANGLOBE – A new study released by the Washington Post reveals that for every 1000 people killed at the hands of police, only one officer is convicted of a crime. Since 2005, although there have been thousands of fatal shootings by police officers, only 54 have been charged. Of those charged, most were cleared or acquitted.

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The Police Tactic That Targets Black Americans For Simply Existing

AFRICANGLOBE – In a city in which Black people make up roughly 20 percent of the population, 59 percent of those detained for trespassing under this policy were Black. Perhaps even more telling is the fact that African-Americans are more than twice as likely as whites to be arrested, rather than simply ticketed

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Blacks Are Killed By Police At A Higher Rate In South Carolina And The U.S.

AFRICANGLOBE – On Tuesday, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was charged with murder in the shooting death of Walter L. Scott, after video evidence clearly showed Slager firing eight shots into Scott’s back as he fled. That’s extremely uncommon. Last month, The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, identified 209 suspects in the state in the past five years who were fired at by police; 79 died. The State could find only three police officers who were charged with a crime in connection with any of the 209 shootings.

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