Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7
Written by Ed White - Associated Press Writer
Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7, was shot and killed May 16, 2010, by a shot from a Detroit police officer during a raid of a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. (AP Photo/Family Photo via The Detroit News)
DETROIT (AP) — Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:53
This Week In Black History 5-29-13
Written by Courier Newsroom
Week of May 29 to June 4
1854—Escaped slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth delivers her famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron. Truth (born Isabella Baumfree) had been physically and sexually abused by various slave owners and their wives in New York. She sought refuge in religion. She finally escaped after her last slave owner reneged on a promise to free her. She became the leading female abolitionist of the period giving powerful speeches. She traveled widely in her anti-slavery mission telling friends “The spirit calls me and I must go.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:39
Obama and Christie yet again; emphasis on recovery
Written by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press Writer
President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, stop to play the 'Touchdown Fever' arcade game on the boardwalk during their visit to Point Pleasant, NJ., May 28. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was looking to get his groove back — at the beach.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 18:44
Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto
Written by Associated Press
People carry signs during a protest against Monsanto in Montpelier, Vt. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Marches and rallies against seed giant Monsanto were held across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Collier)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 12:45
I'm not racist': Common claim after racial slurs
Written by Jesse Washington
Michael Richards stands with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, after appearing on Jackson's nationally syndicated radio show in Los Angeles on Nov. 26, 2006. Richards said on the program he did not consider himself a racist, and said he was "shattered" by the comments he made during a tirade at a Los Angeles comedy club. (AP Photo/AP TV)
by Jesse Washington
(AP)--It's almost a cliche. First, someone talking about Blacks makes reference to fried chicken, watermelon, monkeys or dogs - or even uses the indefensible N-word. Then, along with the inevitable apology, comes the kicker: I'm not racist.
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 May 2013 05:00
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