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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, …

Ferguson Shows the Urgent Need for Diversity Still Exists

Source: Emil Guillermo/Diverse Education For all your friends who believe we’re somehow “post-racial,” I hope they’ve been watching the news unfold in Ferguson, Missouri. If we’re celebrating 50 years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act, it’s hard to believe after watching the news there’s been that much progress. 50 years? All negated by a few days in Missouri. …

Autopsy Reveals Unarmed Michael Brown Shot 6 Times, 2 In the Head

BREAKING NEWS: The New York Times has obtained a copy of an advanced copy of the private autopsy conducted by famed medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden that shows that 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown was shot 6 times by Ferguson Police Officer Darrin Wilson including one in the top of the head.  Click here to read the exclusive article from the …