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Marcus Robinson used the Racial Justice Act to have his sentence commuted. North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

North Carolina Invalidates Landmark Racial Justice Act

Posted June 21, 2012 by Dax-Devlon Ross

The North Carolina state legislature has passed a bill that would make it virtually impossible for other death row inmates to use racial bias as a justification for commuting their death sentences.

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12 Excellent Graphic Novels to Read This Summer

Posted June 19, 2012 by Joshua Bloodworth

The list includes superhero comics, historical fiction and magical realism on par with the novels of Madison Smart Bell and Gloria Naylor.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Catron is one of many prominent Americans who fathered children with slave women. His son, James P. Thomas was born to a 36-year-old Tennessee slave named Sally. Thomas escaped slavery, with no help from Catron, who in his entire life gave Thomas only $.25Catron

The Original Deadbeat Dads

Posted June 17, 2012 by James B. Peterson

If you look too far back into your family tree, you might stumble on your white forefathers and you may not like what you find.

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A park ranger helps other law enforcement agencies eradicate a marijuana growing operation discovered in the park. This will obviously net some serious incarceration, but in 14 states, simple possession does not. Photo courtesy of Flickr/North Cascades National Park.
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14 States Where Pot Smokers Can Avoid Jail Time

Posted June 14, 2012 by Kelly Virella

In Ohio, you can possess up to one hundred grams of marijuana without being sentenced to jail time if you’re caught.

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Airman Maudell P. Thompson, Titan missile facilities technician of the 533rd Strategic Missile Squadron (SMS), performs her duties. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Morning Calm News

Military Turns to Black Women for Tips on Suicide Prevention

Posted June 14, 2012 by Kelly Virella

Veterans Affairs officials want to know how they can emulate the elements of black female culture that keep their suicide rate the lowest in the nation.

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