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AFRICANGLOBE - A New York City police officer in plain clothes was shot in the face and critically wounded on Saturday in Queens after driving up in an unmarked car to question a man on the street, officials said.
AFRICANGLOBE - In Saudi Arabia where women have been banned from driving for years has always been an issue in the headlines, however recently in one of America's largest cities women in the Hasidic sector of New York have also been banned from driving.
AFRICANGLOBE - The men spent a cumulative 60 years imprisoned before their convictions were vacated last year. All three men were investigated by retired police detective Louis Scarcella, whose murder cases are under review by the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.
AFRICANGLOBE - To Patrick Lynch, a cop’s killing is unacceptable. But to Patrick Lynch (and to too many white people), a cop acting as judge, jury and executioner is somehow acceptable. The NYPD has “become a ‘wartime’ police department. We will act accordingly.” Wartime? These are the marching orders to the 35,000 armed members of the biggest police department in the United States. The fear inside that police union boss is not just about the actual violence which may befall his members; it’s a fear that the NYPD is in danger of losing its monopoly on the threat of violence.
AFRICANGLOBE - New Yorkers took to the streets after a grand jury refused to indict New York Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner. Protests included a "die-in" in Grand Central Terminal, blocked streets in Midtown, and an attempt to cross the West Side Highway.
AFRICANGLOBE - Between 2000 and 2010, the number of legal African immigrants in the United States about doubled, to around one million. During that single decade, according to the most reliable estimates, more Africans arrived in this country on their own than were imported directly to North America during the more than four centuries of the slave trade.
AFRICANGLOBE - Historically America has much invested in criminalizing African-Americans—this is one way to justify the historical wrongs inflicted. And, under the guise of “fighting crime” the war against Black America continues.
AFRICANGLOBE - Are Caribbean people over race? One Jamaican-American blogger, Aidan Neal, says they are, at least in comparison with their American neighbors. In a provocative piece titled “Racism In America: Caribbeans Just Don't Get It“, she argued that because of their historical experiences, native-born African-Americans have an ”often unwarranted sense of racial awareness”
Here is a system that claims to be the most democratic on earth that at the same time leads the world in mass imprisonment, and mass imprisonment which so disproportionately targets Black people that—along with things like torture, indefinite detention and other severely repressive measures
AFRICANGLOBE - The exact date of her birth was not recorded. We only know that in the year 1797, among Dutch immigrants settled in the region now known as Ulster County, New York, an African child was born on the estate of Colonel Johannes Hardenbergh. One of 13 children born to Elizabeth and James Baumfree, she was given the name Isabella Baumfree. As the story goes, this name gave her no hint of her mission so years later she renamed herself Sojourner Truth. Her life was a testament to this mission as a truth-teller.
New York’s Times Square was the site of a surreal scene Saturday afternoon as the police gunned down a knife-wielding man who was threatening...
AFRICANGLOBE - As Ethiopian activists expressed satisfaction over Wednesday's demonstration in Tel Aviv, a new battle line has emerged for Ethiopian Jews targeting discrimination in Israel: New York. Educator and activist Benjamin Aklom is targeting the Big Apple after recognizing the influence of overseas Jewish communities on Israel.