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Photo: Mychal Watts (Getty Images) On any other day, the storm that lingered over Brooklyn may have been looked on as ominous or foreboding. It certainly would’ve deterred anyone from standing in it longer than they absolutely had to. But on Monday, on one block bordering the Clinton Hill and...
Note: TSD's Lee Eric Smith was on special assignment for both The New Tri-State Defender and MLK50: Justice Through Journalism. A different version of this story can be found at MLK50.com. In the run-up to The People’s Convention, there were rumblings that the event would be a glorified pep rally...
Byron Allen (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)Byron Allen, founder/CEO of Entertainment Studios, received good news today about his $20 billion lawsuit against cable giant Comcast.The Supreme Court announced today that it would review the case in which Entertainment Studios asserts that Comcast’s refusal to award licenses for its channels...
The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) With the start of each June, the countdown begins to when the Supreme Court is expected to hand down decisions in cases that came before them in the term, and among the biggest items this...
Photo: iStock Before an orange-tinged carnival barker began waging a war with the media and Russian troll farms began spewing misinformation across social media to help said carnival barker ascend to the White House, the quality of news probably ranked fairly low among the things most Americans typically worried about. But...
After 21 years in federal prison, Alice Marie Johnson sprinted across a roadway near where she had been locked up. Waiting were family, friends and social justice warriors. Last Friday and nearly a year later, many of those same people and many others were in Memphis as Johnson danced –...
A former South African police officer will face trial over the 1971 killing of an anti-apartheid activist after a court ruling that could lead to the prosecution of similar crimes. The high court in Johannesburg on Monday dismissed 80-year-old Joao Rodrigues‘ application for a permanent stay of prosecution. An inquiry had...
Image: Getty ImagesA group of black voters represented by a foundation affiliated with former Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee is challenging Mississippi’s Jim-Crow era laws written to place black candidates for statewide office at a disadvantage.According to ThinkProgress, four voters filed suit with the U.S....
(Adobe Stock) Asia Jacobs, affectionately known as “Mama’s little helper,” struggles to fill that role since police officers opened fire on her mother’s pickup truck outside an Oklahoma food bank and wounded the girl and two of her siblings. A bullet pierced the left frontal lobe of 4-year-old Asia’s brain. She...
Netflix/YouTubeIt’s no secret that there are profound tragedies at the root of many comedic success stories. As Tiffany Haddish revealed in her 2017 autobiography, <a rel="nofollow" data-amazonasin="B06ZZLYVCG" data-amazonsubtag=" changed everything about her.”Suddenly, Haddish’s once loving mother was prone to sudden, uncontrollable fits of rage and vitriol. “She became very...