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November 10, 2014 Whatever Happens to those Exonerated After Wrongful Convictions?

The final hurdle in establishing the Central Park Five’s (comprised of five Black and Latino teens wrongfully convicted of severely beating and raping a White woman in Central Park in the late 1980s) innocence has been cleared with a federal judge approving a $41 million settlement in September. Yet, a check with endless zeros ($1 [...]

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October 25, 2014 Filmmaker Justin Simien on Tyler Perry, Hollywood, ‘Dear White People’

When Spike Lee first hit the scene with “She’s Gotta Have It” in 1986 he did not initially feel embraced by the Hollywood establishment. “She’s Gotta Have It” faced criticism for the so-called over sexualizing of Black women. His sophomore effort “School Daze” (1988) endured criticism for airing the Black community’s dirty laundry when it [...]

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October 13, 2014 Will Marijuana Addiction Be Death Blow for Many Athletes?

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms as marijuana addiction is running rampant in the NFL. How much so? A former NFL offensive lineman claims that at least 50 percent of current NFL players likely smoke marijuana. Lomas Brown who played 18 seasons in the NFL, including winning a Super Bowl with [...]

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