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Study Shows Blacks More Likely to Be Punished in the Military

 New study shows that Blacks are disproportionately punished in the military.

New study shows that Blacks are disproportionately punished in the military.

By Free Radical

The information was obtained from 2006-2015 through the Freedom of Information Act for all branches but the Navy which only had figures from 2004-2015.

Blacks in the Air Force were on average 71% more likely to be punished. The rate for the Marines was 32% and 40% for the Navy.

The report also found that Black Marines were 161% more likely to be found guilty at court martial hearings than Whites.

The military is often considered to be an American institution that levels the socioeconomic playing

Racial Slur Painted on Home of LeBron James

By MCNS Staff

Lebron James

Lebron James

A racist slur was spray-painted on the front gate of LeBron James’ Los Angeles home. LA police received a call about this act last Wednesday morning and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

In a press conference, James spoke about the racist incident when he told reporters that it is “tough” to be Black in the US.

“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough,” he said.

“We got a long way to go for us as a society

Texas Senate Passes ‘Weakened’ Sandra Bland Act

BY MCNS Staff

Sandra Bland

Sandra Bland

A Sandra Bland Act was introduced to the Texas Senate and there it was reduced from a criminal justice reform bill to one that focuses on mental health issues and county jail operations as opposed to the police dismissal of the rights of motorists and police brutality. However, the Texas Senate unanimously passed the bill this past Thursday.

On July 10, 2015, White Texas state trooper Brian Encinia pulled over Sandra Bland, a 28 year-old black woman, because she failed to signal when she switched lanes to move out of his way. Encinia then escalated the situation by ordering her to put out her cigarette, then forcefully removing her from the car and brutalizing her on the side of the road. Sandra Bland was charged with resisting arrest and then was found hanged to death in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell three days later.  Her death was

Texas Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Arrested for Murder

 By MCNS Staff

Roy Oliver (left) arrested for the murder of 15 year-old Jordan Edwards.

Roy Oliver (left) arrested for the murder of 15 year-old Jordan Edwards.

The white Texas police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was charged with murder last Tuesday.

Roy Oliver, the officer who killed the black teen, 37, turned himself in at the Parker County Jail and was arrested this past Friday night. Bail was set at $300,000. He posted bond and was out before 10 p.m.

Edwards was leaving a party the previous Saturday night with friends. He was struck by Oliver’s bullet through the passenger-side window of the vehicle in which he was traveling, according to attorney S. Lee Merritt, legal counsel for Jordan’s family

The Balch Springs Police Department initially released a statement in which they reported that the young men were “backing down the street toward officers in an aggressive manner.”

However, Police Chief Jonathan Haber later retracted his statement about the direction that the car was