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Day: <span>May 29, 2011</span>

Young Woman Tells Story of Sex Trafficking Horrors

At the ripe old age of 19, Ms. Renegade found herself selling her body to survive. Now age 22, Ms. Renegade, who prefers not to use her real name, has left “the life.” Her cautionary tale is an insider’s view of what happens to vulnerable teens. Ms. Renegade, a high school dropout at the time, […]readmore

Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Double shooting A gunman and his accomplice shot two  teenagers on May 18, police said. The shootings occurred at about 5:30 pm in front of 1199 Dean Street. One of the teens was wounded in the left arm and left leg.  The other was shot in the […]readmore

Michelle Alexander Speaks at Riverside Church

Only a movement built on love can end mass incarceration Today, even in the so-called age of color blindness, and yes, even in the age of Obama, something much like a caste system is alive and well in America. The mass incarceration of poor people of color in America today is tantamount to a new […]readmore

China Denounces America's Treatment of Afro descendents (African Americans)

In a scathing report issued by China’s Information Office of the State Council, China  condemned America’s treatment of its Afro descendants and other minorities and cited America’s numerous human rights violations against its minorities. “The State Department of the United States released its Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010 on April 8, 2011. As […]readmore

Sports: Turning it around

It seems just like how the weather appears nice for a few days, and then it’s horrible the next couple of days as the best analogy to describe how the Yankees season has gone so far. In last weeks story, the Yankees were in the midst of a crisis during their recent 6-game losing skid. […]readmore

A Detective's Story: Tawana Brawley an Open Case

Below are two excerpts from the 1998 interview with Graham Weatherspoon, Det. NYPD, Ret. Detective Weatherspoon had followed the case in detail and laid it out with all of the known facts in our award-winning  “Evidence Concealed, Now Revealed” issue telling the Tawana Brawley story. OTP: What do you know about Tawana Brawley’s life before […]readmore