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Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent Against Affirmative Action Ban

Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent Against Affirmative Action Ban

Source: Chris Gentilviso / The Huffington Post The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.” “In my colleagues’ […]

DOJ To Overhaul Clemency Process For Drug Offenders

DOJ To Overhaul Clemency Process For Drug Offenders

Source: The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will announce this week new criteria for recommending that President Barack Obama grant clemency to federal drug offenders, a move that Attorney General Eric Holder anticipates will result in “thousands” of applications for reduced sentences. Deputy Attorney General James Cole will announce the new criteria later […]

Harvard University Admits Highest Number Of Black Students In School’s History

Harvard University Admits Highest Number Of Black Students In School’s History

Source: Jessica Dickerson / The Huffington Post There was a time when black students were not allowed to attend Ivy Leagues universities. This year, Harvard University proved just how far they’ve come from that part of their history. According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, this year marks Harvard’s highest percentage of accepted black students to […]

Former Klan Leader ‘Wanted Nothing To Do’ With Kansas KKK Gunman

Former Klan Leader ‘Wanted Nothing To Do’ With Kansas KKK Gunman

Former members of the KKK join Ricky to weigh in on Kansas gunman Frazier Glenn Cross.

Maps Show Just How Segregated New York City Really Is

Maps Show Just How Segregated New York City Really Is

Source: Christopher Mathias / The Huffington Post New York City may be one of the most diverse cities in the world, but it’s also one of the most segregated cities in the United States. Take a look at these maps from Daniel Kay Hertz, a masters student at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University […]

Jonathan Fleming, Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder, Wants An Apology After 24 Years In Prison

Jonathan Fleming, Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder, Wants An Apology After 24 Years In Prison

Source: Kira Brekke / The Huffignton Post In 1989, Jonathan Fleming was convicted of a Brooklyn murder that from day one he insisted he did not commit. After nearly 25 years behind bars, Fleming is now a free man. Fleming explained to HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski that a recent reexamination of the case revealed two key pieces of evidence that […]

Police Mistakenly Shoot Unarmed Man Who Was Fleeing From Armed Attacker

Police Mistakenly Shoot Unarmed Man Who Was Fleeing From Armed Attacker

Source: AP / The Huffington Post   LOS ANGELES  — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies mistakenly shot to death a hostage who was fleeing from a knife-wielding attacker at a West Hollywood apartment, authorities announced Thursday. John Winkler, 30, an aspiring television producer, died at a hospital following Monday night’s confrontation. “Taking the life of […]

Major League Baseball No More Black Than It Was In The 1950s

Major League Baseball No More Black Than It Was In The 1950s

Source: Alissa Scheller / The Huffington Post Jackie Robinson broke Major League baseball’s color barrier in 1947, but in the past few years, the percentage of African-American players on the field has dipped to Civil Rights-era numbers. One reason the number of black Major League players has steadily declined since the 1990s may be economic barriers to the sport, […]

CDC Locks Out Black Providers In New AIDS Technical Assistance Announcement

CDC Locks Out Black Providers In New AIDS Technical Assistance Announcement

Source: Phil Wilson / The Huffington Post On March 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance (TA) and capacity building to health departments, AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) implementing high-impact prevention and improving outcomes in the care continuum for […]

Jesse Jackson Jr. Tossed In Solitary After Advising Fellow Prisoners Of Rights

Jesse Jackson Jr. Tossed In Solitary After Advising Fellow Prisoners Of Rights

Source: Kim Bellware / The Huffington Post Jesse Jackson Jr. was locked in solitary confinement after a guard “took exception” to the former congressman advising fellow prisoners of their rights, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Jackson, the son of the civil rights leader, challenged the legitimacy of his detention and was awarded a transfer to a […]

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