Two Innocent Black Men Freed After 39 Years in Prison

Source: Cynthia McFadden, Erik Ortiz and Elisha Fieldstadt/MSNBC Two Ohio men wrongly accused of murder experienced freedom for the first time in nearly four decades on Friday morning, but said they don’t harbor bitterness over their unjust imprisonment. A Cleveland judge on Wednesday had dropped all charges against Ricky Jackson, 57, and Wiley Bridgeman, 60, allowing for the pair’s release. …

Ex-Police Commander Guilty of Torturing More Than 100 Black Men Released from Prison Early

Source: Huffington Post/Kim Bellware An ex-police commander who oversaw the torture of more than 100 black men in Chicago police custody walked out of federal prison Thursday, after serving just three and a half years of his sentence. Jon Burge left the minimum-security prison in North Carolina to report to a halfway house in Florida until his sentence officially runs …

Study: Little Progress for African-American Men on Racial Equality Since 1970

Source: Justin Worland/Time Magazine Rates of incarceration and unemployment remain high In recent years, the U.S. has celebrated the 50th anniversaries of the March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act and a number of other landmark accomplishments considered pivotal in making the U.S. a better place for African Americans. But despite a deep reverence for those accomplishments, a new study suggests that African-American …

Whys, Cries, and Neckties: Turning Boys into Men!

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons and former NBA Star and Fatherhood Author Etan Thomas discuss the powerful 1st MVP Fatherhood Weekend Saturday April 6, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Fatherhood Weekend featured a “Manhood Conference” targeting 100 Black young males. During the conference the young men will learn the importance of educational achievement, self-esteem, and understanding how to avoid contact with the …