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'You Buy These Or I Take Your Car': Cop Shakes Down Driver For Police Fundraiser
"Nothing he did was right," said Philadelphia's police chief.
Outside Chiefs Called To Help Ferguson Police 'Make Better Decisions'
Ryan J. Reilly
So far at least, the healing message hasn't caught on with everybody. The tactics of police came under major criticism when
Celebrating Nosy Neighbors
President & CEO, PurpleAmerica.us
As America becomes a country plagued by community violence, mass shootings, school shootings and missing children, we must also become a country of nosy neighbors. Vigilance works. It's really up to us.
Philadelphia D.A. Investigating Darrin Manning's Claim That Cop Ruptured Testicle
The allegation that a Philadelphia police officer sexually assaulted a high school student pushed the city's district attorney
Top Interracial Moments of 2013
Atinuke O. Diver
Attorney and writer
2013 was quieter than usual on the blog, but not when it came to stories about race and relationships in the 21st century. Here are the interracial moments that caught my eye (and side-eye) the year.
2013 Was A Lousy Year, But There Were Some Real Heroes. Here Are 14 Of Them.
“He looked real bad,” Bohn told The Columbian in regard to the 8-year-old’s condition. “They were saying 'thank you' repeatedly
Philly Finally Makes Good On a Promise to Record Interrogations and Confessions
Steven A. Drizin
Clinical Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
The failure to record entire interrogations left police officers open to allegations of abuse, and over the years has led some Philly judges to toss out confessions and other juries to acquit potentially guilty defendants when defendants have claimed they were coerced.
Charles Ramsey Calls Daily Mail Story Claiming He's Homeless 'Bull S--t'
Ramsey also disputes the Mail's claim that he made $50,000 over the last two months. He told WKYC he's made $18,000 as a
Charles Ramsey Speaks Out Against The Daily Mail
Charles Ramsey, who saved three kidnapped girls, speaks out against the Daily Mail.
Charles Ramsey Says He Is Homeless, Broke After Fame That Followed Ohio Kidnapping Rescue
Nevertheless, "Money goes fast if you have bills," he told the Mail. "I’m broke, bro," Ramsey told the Daily Mail. "That’s
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Why Sweet Brown Is Better Than Chris Brown
Author, Blogger, Music Journalist, Recipient of Numerous Sport...
Popular mainstream music lacks idiosyncrasy or memorable distinction as a matter of design. And so long as the music industry willfully avoids these qualities, we'll just have to find our pop music characters elsewhere.
McDonald's Quietly Offers Ohio Hero Free Food For Year
Cleveland Kidnapping Hero To Get Free Burgers For Life
PLAY: Charles Ramsey Video Game Lets You Throw Burgers At Ohio 'Kidnapper'
Restaurant Creates 'The Ramsey Burger'
Embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Weighs in on New Orleans Police Monitor
G. Flint Taylor
Founding Partner, People’s Law Office
During a week in which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's disapproval rate on two racially charged local issues skyrocketed, he found time to write a glowing letter to Federal District Judge Susie Morgan.
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Sweet Brown Gives Charles Ramsey 'Thumbs Up,' Dishes On New Reality Show
A year ago Sweet Brown became a YouTube celebrity after an interview she gave discussing a house fire became a viral sensation
Race, Class, Charles Ramsey and the Cleveland Kidnap Rescue
CEO, Fission Strategy & Co-Founder of Attentive.ly & #...
What happens when heroes do not come in the package we're normally sold. What happens when heroes aren't square-jawed, broad-shouldered and white? Or when they don't even speak English very well.
Charles Ramsey Stood Racial Stereotypes on Their Head
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst
Even Ramsey's pronouncement that he would take no reward money or donations for his act but would donate any money collected to the women to help them get their lives back was greeted with skepticism that this was just a con to get more attention, and a bigger payday down the road.
Charles Ramsey, 'Ratchet' Social Media and the Exploitation of Lower-Class Blacks
America's Youngest Weekly Columnist
The experiences of Charles Ramsey, Sweet Brown and Antoine Dodson are unique in a sense that the public is making fun of their sincere demeanor.
News Genius Quotes of the Week, 05/10/2013
In yet another week of insanity and far-reaching events, News Genius is back to break down the Top 5 quotes of the week, spread across sports, science, law, and international affairs.
I Am Charles Ramsey and Sweet Brown: "You Do What You Have To Do" and "Aint Nobody Got Time For Dat"
Rev. Charles E. Williams II
Pastor, Historic King Solomon Baptist Church and President, Na...
Many laugh when they watch the Charles Ramsey and Sweet Brown interviews, but the joke is really quite sad.
When Help Might Not Be Just a Phone Call Away
Norma Cook Everist
Senior Distinguished Professor at Wartburg Theological Seminary
All of us contribute to this unequal system of values. When a pretty, blond young woman from a prominent, wealthy family goes missing, we follow the media stories of the search for months. Neighborhoods that do not have such influence are invisible. So, how do we see?
Cleveland, No Fairy Tale
Artist, activist, writer, filmmaker and poodle friend
Cleveland, home of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Paul Newman, now has another bit of notable fact...three women, recovered after being kidnapped for ten years by three brothers...it's almost like a fractured fairy tale, except that the moral lesson may be harder to find.
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