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In Cleveland, Another Lily White Republican Convention Reflects GOP’s Math Problem

By Bill Barrow After Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election, Republican Party heavyweights uniformly agreed that White voters alone do not hold the keys to winning the White House. Yet in 2016, another overwhelmingly White gathering of Republican convention … Continue reading

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Cleveland Judge Finds Probable Cause to Charge Officers in Tamir Rice Death

By Richard Perez-Pena and Mitch Smith A judge in Cleveland ruled Thursday that probable cause existed to charge two Cleveland police officers in the death of a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, but also said he did not have the power … Continue reading

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Cleveland Verdict: Where the Threat of Blackness Prevails

By Charles F. Coleman Jr. 137 rounds. 49 shots from one gun. 2 unarmed black victims dead. Not guilty. Perhaps the most chilling element of the verdict in the case of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo, charged with the voluntary … Continue reading

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Cleveland Reaches Settlement With Justice Department Over Police Conduct

By Mitch Smith and Matt Apuzzo The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, people briefed on the case said … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Verdict reached for officer over deaths in 137-shot barrage

Associated Press A Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage will learn his fate Saturday. A judge said he reached a verdict in the bench trial of Officer … Continue reading

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Will Cleveland riot if a police officer is found not guilty?

By Wesley Lowery and Rhonda Colvin The signs of renewal are everywhere in this city, from the bustling downtown to the anticipation of the national spotlight during next year’s Republican National Convention. Even the Cleveland Cavaliers are marching toward the … Continue reading

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Live coverage: Verdict reached in trial of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo

by Jen Steer and Darcie Loreno A verdict has been reached in the trial of a Cleveland police officer charged in the 2012 deadly police chase and shooting. Judge John O’Donnell will announce the verdict at 10 a.m. Officer Michael … Continue reading

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Are We Witnessing the Emergence of A Black Spring?

By Priscilla Ocen & Khaled A. Beydoun View image | gettyimages.com In the spring of 2010, we witnessed massive protests in the Arab World. The people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya had enough; they had enough of the violence propagated … Continue reading

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As investigation enters fifth month, Tamir Rice’s mother has moved into a homeless shelter

By Wesley Lowery The City of Cleveland has asked the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot and killed while he played with a toy gun in a Westside park in November, to halt their civil lawsuit until the … Continue reading

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Darth Bron

Last night while watching the spectacle of “The Decision” on ESPN and seeing LeBron James announce his decision to play in South Beach for the Miami Heat, I heard the theme to Star Wars playing in my head.  I could not … Continue reading

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