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Locked Up Too Long Says the NYCLU

By at 27 March, 2007, 7:00 pm

NYCLU reports people arrested by the NYPD are kept in lock up way too long. 16 years ago the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that arrestees must be arraigned within 24 hours. This isn’t the case according to the NYCLU. Detainees are being held up to 50 hours before seeing a judge. Click […]

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Busta On The Road To Jail?

By at 27 March, 2007, 6:01 pm

How do you f*ck up a good settlement deal with the law? By driving with a suspended license. What could have been a get out of jail free card has now lead Busta Rhymes to a court date that may see him serving time.Criminal Court Judge Tanya Kennedy withdrew the three year probation, five days […]

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So What Your Child Is Darker Than You?

By at 25 March, 2007, 11:24 am

After Urban Thought posted about the article on Friday I decided to do some more research. Come to find out the mother is Dominican and the father is White. They live on long island but that doesn’t make the couple White, as some news outlets stated (I won’t name names). What is sad about this situation is the […]

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Swimming in The Inner City

By at 24 March, 2007, 11:35 am

BY RAMONA SHELBURNE For 15-year-old Kristian Keith and her mother, it’s all about pride. And like teenagers in the movie “Pride,” starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac, Kristian is in the vanguard of young black swimmers dispelling another racial stereotype. The movie, which opens today, follows swim coach Jim Ellis and his predominantly African-American swim […]

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Couple Gives Birth To A Dark Baby, She is Forced to Raise

By at 23 March, 2007, 5:24 pm

Couple Sues Fertility Clinic for Wrong Sperm Lawsuit Says Baby Darker Than Either Parent AP NEW YORK (March 23) – A couple can proceed with a lawsuit against a fertility clinic they filed after the wife gave birth to a daughter whose skin they thought was too dark to be their child, a judge has […]

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240-year sentence for NYC hate crimes

By at 23 March, 2007, 12:00 pm

NEW YORK – A judge gave a 240-year prison sentence Wednesday to a black man who took hostages in an East Village bar, injuring several with bullets and kerosene, while telling the patrons that “white people are going to burn tonight.” State Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley told Steven Johnson, 39, that he had forfeited […]

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Feds To Beef Up MTA Security

By at 22 March, 2007, 12:00 pm

Federal agents are going to help step up security on MTA commuter trains and stations in a new program that will be announced today, sources said. The Transportation Security Administration will assist the MTA police in patrolling the railroads. Earlier this month, the MTA rejected a proposal by the TSA to conduct random bag checks. […]

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Michael Jackson throws diva tantrums in London

By at 20 March, 2007, 11:00 am

NEW YORK: Pop star Michael Jackson has created a fuss at a posh London hotel since he checked in there incognito by registering as a woman. Newsweek.com quoted London Evening Standard as saying: “Jackson would certainly give J Lo (Jennifer Lopez) a good run for her money on the diva stakes by bringing a team […]

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