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Commentary: A Botched Execution That Revealed the Horror of the Death Penalty
The horrific death of Clayton Lockett at a penitentiary in Oklahoma showed the world precisely how ...


This Day in Black History: Feb. 7, 2000
Big Pun, the underground rap sensation, died of a heart attack at age 28 on Feb. 7, 2000....


Lil Kim's Ex, Damion Hardy No Longer Facing the Death Penalty
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder orders federal prosecutors not to seek capital punishment against...


Execution Date Set for Philadelphia Rapper Cool C
‘80s emcee scheduled to die next January for killing police officer....


Bombing Suspect Charged, Could Face Death Penalty
The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged with conspiring to use a wea...


Texas County Twice as Likely to Demand Death Penalty for Blacks
New research says that in Texas' Harris County juries are more likely to demand the death penalty f...


Philadelphia DA Drops Death Penalty Against Mumia Abu-Jamal
At the news conference scheduled to discuss the fate of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philadelphia District Atto...


L.A. Gang Leader’s Death Penalty Conviction Overturned
Ruling that a juror had been improperly dismissed from the original trial, the California Supreme C...


Connecticut Legislature Repeals Death Penalty
Connecticut has become the 17th state to repeal the death penalty. Studies show seven out of 10 dea...


James Holmes Faces Judge After Colorado Movie Theater Mass Shooting
James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the Colorado theater massacre, appeared before a judge in his f...


Death Penalty Sought for Philly Abortion Doctor
Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor who allegedly performed illegal late-term abortion...


No Death Penalty Provision in Uganda Anti-Gay Bill
The Ugandan parliamentarian behind an anti-homosexual bill that attracted worldwide condemnation sa...


Lil Boosie Indicted For First Degree Murder, May Face Death Penalty
Lil Boosie Indicted For First Degree Murder | May Face Death Penalty...


Holder raises question on Sept. 11 death penalty
Holder raises question on Sept. 11 death penalty...


Ga.'s System To Defend The Poor Still Reeling
Georgia's public defender system is still trying to recover its financial footing five years after ...


News| Death Penalty | Maryland Inmate Executed for 1991 Murder
Does race play a role in the way the death penalty is administered?  Posted Dec. 6, 2005 – In ...


Death Penalty for Ex-Black Panther Voided | News | BET.com
March 28, 2008 – A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the state must either give world-renow...


NCAA Could Consider Invoking “Willful Violators” Clause on Miami Hurricanes
Miami athletic director admits that there are some challenging days ahead as the NCAA looks into al...


Scott Calls for Increased Focus on Programs to Lower Black Incarceration Rates
Rep. Bobby Scott says more money is wasted on incarceration than on programs to set and keep youth ...


This Day in Black History: Feb. 11, 1990
Nelson Mandela was released from prison on Feb. 11, 1990, after serving 27 years....

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