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Is Ray Rice’s Punishment Too Harsh?

Ray Rice’s wife, Janay Rice, was physically assaulted in an elevator. In the shocking video, Rice punches Janay in the face and knocks her out cold. The case has since become a political football, with some calling for Rice to never play football again. In this video, one of the most prominent Black public intellectuals and activist  Dr. Boyce Watkins …

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Sagging, Tall-Tees, and Flips-Flops Sending People to Jail

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons explains how bad court house appearance and etiquette compounds Black, Brown, and poor defendants legal problems and how this can contribute to the accused being treated more harshly throughout the process. Attorney Solomon-Simmons explains how such “unforced errors” can actually make a conviction or harsh sentence more likely because it plays in the narrative of the Black, …

Let Them Eat Cake: Millionaire Coach Has Little Sympathy for Hungry College Athletes

“I tell my guys all the time…you’re not the first one to spend a hungry Sunday without any money.”   And just like that, legendary University of Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops, who earned over four (4) million dollars last year in (the first year of a 8 year $39 million guaranteed contract), appears to not sympathize with the financial struggles of …