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Do you live in one of the states without racial profiling laws? A new report from the NAACP finds out that 20 states don’t have laws…

Way to go, California! The state’s buildings are finally kicking the Civil War-era relic to the curb. Beginning in 2015, Confederate flag will no longer…

  The last abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi will remain open, for now, after a federal appeals court said a 2012 state law imposed an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to have an abortion. The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled a 2012 state law in Mississippi requiring […]

A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional. California put a moratorium on the death penalty in 2006 and…

  CLEVELAND – Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson submitted new legislation to city council to rewrite the city’s gun laws. The new laws would target convicted felons and those who sell firearms, in an effort to combat gun violence in the city. The mayor’s proposed gun ordinances include: creating a gun offender registry, where any person […]

Another black man in charge! Wendell E. Pritchett, the current chancellor of Rutgers University- Camden, has been named the interim dean of the University of…

  SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – A ban on the use of handheld cell phones while driving is now on the books for Shaker Heights. The ordinance went into effect today, March 26, 2014. Up until May 25, 2014 officers will issue warnings during the 60-day grace period for those caught texting or talking on their handheld phone […]

Singer Anita Baker arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California *Anita Baker said she was shocked to see herself on the news this morning as the target of an arrest warrant in Detroit. The R&B veteran has had a long-standing legal battle over a […]

Miss Baker also had a close call to being arrested after failing to sign documents in divorce settlements before a last-minute deal was made. GROSSE POINTE, Mich. – Anita Baker soon could be singing the blues. According to documents obtained by the Local 4 Defenders, an arrest warrant has been issued for the soulful singer. […]

*The Florida woman who won a retrial after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a “warning shot” in the direction of her violent husband has been told that her jail term could be tripled if she is convicted again. Marissa Alexander could be sent to prison for a minimum of 60 years […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News Reporter Ed Gallek has learned, Cleveland City Officials have hired an outside law firm to defend itself in a lawsuit over a 2012 police chase and shooting. Officers fired 137 shots and killed two people, and a federal wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of […]

Don’t get raped in Michigan, conceive a child and then think you’re going to be able to abort said baby using your current insurance. It’s…