International: US & Canada

4 Million Americans Denied Equal Voting Rights

Saturday, May 16, 2015 Comedian John Oliver reports on the United States (US) government 39;s intentional denial of 4 million of its own citizens to the same equal voting rights as the rest of its citizens. The question we should all ask, why? And that is why we have a peaceful march on Monday, Ju ...

At Barway’s funeral, indignation, cries for justice, filled the air as people Collapsed

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota-Total indignations and cries for justice for little Barway Collins, murdered here a month ago, Saturday, filled the air while some collapsed as funeral rites took place over the deceased rsquo;s remains with thousands of people from all walks of life in full atte ...

Murdered US-Liberian teen’s last gift to Mother Louise

Sunday, May 3, 2015 Majority of African teenagers who are lucky to make it to the US never bothered to call back home and greet parents left behind after the first few months. Never even mention kids as young as 5 year-olds; they are just too young to keep a better memory of closed relatives, including their biological ...

Emotions run high as over 500 attend memorial service at site where Liberian boy’s body was found

Monday, April 20, 2015 If the killer of charming Liberian 10 year-old boy Barway Collins thought his victim would go down into child-missing-murder history as yet another victim without much notice, he certainly made a great mistake as more than 500 people yesterday attended a second memorial to honor the lad at the Missi ...

US Supreme Court to Weigh in on Same-Sex Marriage

Sunday, April 19, 2015 After months of speculation and uncertainty, the US Supreme Court announced January 16, this year, that it would hear cases on the contentious issue of same-sex marriage. Subsequently, it has consolidated four cases dealing with this issue into one in which the parties are either contesting a sta ...

The Search for Barway Collins: What was it like going with Pierre Collins, his wife, on the hunt

Sunday, April 19, 2015 If the Mississippi River that runs through Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis could speak, it would tell a tale of horror for it was along the banks of the Mississippi, near Regional Park off 53RD and Lyndale Aves., that the killer(s) of 10 year-old Barway Edwin Collins dumped his lifeless b ...

Lawsuit Forces City of Detroit to Issue Policies on Demonstrations in Downtown

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 A lawsuit largely initiated by the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of Moratorium NOW Coalition and Women in Black demanding the right to demonstrate downtown has prompted the City of Detroit Corporation Counsel to draft an agreement purportedly aimed at protecting free spee ...

In the Case of Missing Liberian 10 yrs. Old in Minneapolis: A Teenager’s Body Discovered near Park Previously under Suspicion

Sunday, April 12, 2015 Hennepin County and Crystal Police here appear to be closed to cracking the mysteries surround the missing Liberian 10 year-old boy as law enforcement medical examiners try to find out whether or not the body of a teenager found along the Mississippi River, near Minneapolis, Minn., last evening coul ...

The Racist Embattled Police Chief In Ferguson-USA Resigns

Thursday, March 12, 2015 The RACIST police chief of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department has resigned following a scathing government report that exposed racial biases at the Ferguson Police Department. The embattled chief's Resignation takes effect on 19 March, the St Louis Post-Dispatch News Paper reports. ...

Rev. Pinkney Denied Appeal Bond

Monday, March 2, 2015 A motions hearing in Berrien County, Michigan on Feb. 27 resulted in the denial of imprisoned community leader Rev. Edward Pinkney bond pending the outcome of an appeal filed in an attempt to overturn his conviction on five felony forgery charges last year. Pinkney was convicted by an all ...

National Defense Campaign Building for Rev. Edward Pinkney

Saturday, December 20, 2014 Michigan political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney is now being held in Jackson state prison. He remains in good spirits despite the racist injustice that has landed him in detention over manufactured claims that he changed the dates on five signature entries on a recall petition designed to remove Ben ...
George Stinney Jr

Boy executed at age 14 exonerated 70 years after his death

Friday, December 19, 2014 A 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for the killing of two white girls has been exonerated 70 years after his death. George Stinney Jr was arrested, convicted of the South Carolina murders in a one-day trial and executed in 1944 all in the span of about three months and without ...

Death Penalty: Countries Continue To Execute People With Mental And Intellectual Disabilities

Monday, October 20, 2014 Countries around the world continue to sentence to death or to execute people with mental and intellectual disabilities, in clear violation of international standards, Amnesty International said ahead of the World Day against the Death Penalty (10 October 2014). Amnesty International has d ...
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