The “Blue Lives Matter” constituency, ever and always alert to actual or perceived insults to the police, was severely aggrieved by the halftime show at Super Bowl 50 – which included a tribute to the original Black Panther Militia. Although unsettling to the delicate sensibilities of “law and order” conservatives, that homage was timely, given that the Black Panther Militia was organized fifty years ago not far from the stadium that hosted this year’s event.
Oklahoma judge Matthew Sheets dismissed three felony child sexual abuse charges against a retired police officer accused of molesting a 3-year-old girl, seemingly ignoring forensic evidence showing that a sexual assault had occurred, as well as evidence of the cop burning the child’s clothing after the alleged attack.
The Black Panthers were formed in California in 1966 and they played a short but important part in the civil rights movement. The Black Panthers believed that the non-violent campaign ofMartin Luther King had failed and any promised changes to their lifestyle via the ‘traditional’ civil rights movement, would take too long to be implemented or simply not introduced.
You may have heard of superdelegates before today, but you may not have realized how antithetical the idea is to democracy itself until now.
Bernie Sanders took 60% of the popular vote among the Democratic race on Tuesday, but because of the delegate process, Bernie Sanders will leave with a minimum of 13 delegates. At the same time, challenger Hillary Clinton (who lost by more than a 20-point margin among the electorate) walks aways with no fewer than 15.
Ever since Barack Obama was elected as the nation's first black president, the issue of race has loomed over his administration. But interestingly, the president never actually prioritized race as a policy issue, Michael Eric Dyson told HuffPost Live on Wednesday.
One year ago a group of gunmen in Burundi was hired to kill a woman visiting from Australia. But the hit did not go as planned, leaving her with a chance to turn the tables on the man who wanted her dead.