Weed It & Weep! Granny’s Busted

By at 30 April, 2007, 1:20 pm

BY CHRISENA COLEMAN DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER She is 71 years old, a great-grandmother – hardly the type of person you would expect to see in Bronx Criminal Court to answer charges of buying two dime bags of pot. Yet at the appointed time today, Barbara Jackson will make her way to the courthouse, a […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]