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How did a man with a knife break into the White House?

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The U.S. Secret Service said it beefed up security Saturday around the White House after a man armed with a knife was able to scramble over the White House fence, dash across the expansive lawn and enter the massive front doors of the residence before agents nabbed him. The first family was not at the residence when the incident occurred ... Read More »

Man Arrested for Allegedly Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Black Congressman’s Office

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The man who allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at the office of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) has been arrested. Eric King was taken into custody on Tuesday for allegedly tossing two Molotov cocktails in Cleaver’s district office. Cleaver was in Washington D.C. at the time. Surveillance video reportedly showed King breaking into Cleaver’s office, say Kansas City police. King, who has ... Read More »

Black St. Louis Politicians Reject Disrespectful Democratic Party, Form Fannie Lou Hamer Party | breakingbrown.com

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Some African-American politicians in St. Louis have come together to reject the Democratic Party in favor of the Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition, reports local affiliate KMOV. Citing disrespect from the Democratic Party, African-American lawmakers, ” including state reps, local mayors and St. Louis County Council Chair Hazel Erby” distanced themselves from the Democratic Party in favor of a coalition that ... Read More »

The Washington Post: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson Deserve ‘Less Attention’

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Reported by @WritingsbyMaria Charles E. Cobb Jr., author of This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement and writer for The Washington Post, believes Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., and Martin Luther King III deserve ‘less attention.’ The 71-year-old man published his sentiments about the failing approach to Black leadership in an op-ed titled “Black ... Read More »

Wrongly Convicted Black Man Gets Statue in Texas

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Normally in the U.S., statues are erected of politicians and historical figures. Rarely is a statue built in remembrance of how the justice system got it wrong and sent an innocent man to prison. In Texas, however, a newly unveiled statue depicts a man who spent over a decade in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The bronze statue ... Read More »

More Black People Killed By Police Than Were Lynched During Jim Crow

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April V. Taylor Most Americans tend to think of lynchings as a dated form of racial violence that suddenly disappeared with the ending of Jim Crow; however, America’s proclivity towards slaughtering black people lives on through the country’s police departments.  A recent article published by The Guardian illustrates just how true this reality is, revealing that historians estimate that during ... Read More »

BOSS Sports | RGIII Forced To Turn Christian T-Shirt Inside-Out For Press Conference

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris While athlete’s like Florida State University’s Jameis Winston is standing on top of tables and yelling “F*ck her right in the pu$$y” and its retweeted and laughed at, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was forced to attend a press conference discussing that Sunday’s game with his Jesus-themed shirt inside-out. Before the press conference, Griffin was ... Read More »

Baltimore Man Suing for $35 Million After Police Beat Down Caught on Video

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A Baltimore man is claiming police brutality after being punched repeatedly by an officer. According to abc2 , the incident, captured on surveillance video, occurred on June 15 outside of a liquor store. Kollin Truss, 32, was charged with assaulting Officer Vincent Cosom and Stephanie Coleman, Truss’ girlfriend at the time. In the police report, Cosom writes that Truss was ... Read More »

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