Darren Wilson says he chased Mike Brown in order to protect the back-up he called to protect him

By the end of Darren Wilson's testimony, he volunteered an explanation for why he chased unarmed teen Michael Brown, who he describes as "like a demon." Earlier in his testimony, he tells in detail why he was terrified of the youth, who he claims beat him nearly to death in the police car. In the screen shot below, you'll read that Wilson made sure the jury heard that he chased Mike Brown in ...more

Pharrell's subtle Ferguson message on The Voice Results

Last night during live results on NBC's The Voice, singer songwriter Pharrell Williams, best known for the hit "Happy" these days, gave a quiet wish for justice in Ferguson, for Mike Brown's family. Performing Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" with his team, DaNica Shirey and Luke Wade, he changed the last line of his performance from "And I think to myself what a wonderful world" to " ...more

The Ferguson Case Goes Way Beyond What Happened at the Police Car

Yes. I have given Officer Darren Wilson the benefit of the doubt, considered that his version of events may be true. And yes, I did read Darren Wilson's Grand Jury testimony about the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. I read it because I like to read documents first-hand and not have network talking heads or biased prosecutor Bob McCulloch tell me what to think. ...more
Nordette Adams Kristi Walker  Unless you edit it, you have no mention of Wilson's height or ...more

Why Ferguson case is not about what happened at the car

Yes. I have given Officer Darren Wilson the benefit of the doubt, considered that his version of events may be true. And yes, I did read Darren Wilson's Grand Jury testimony about the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown ....more

The Nazis Next Door, MHP discusses Lichtblau's book (video)

Description: Because of a legal loophole, some Nazis who came to America after World War II and were kicked out of the country years ago are still receiving government benefits today. Eric Lichtblau, author of “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men” joins to discuss. This is rather appalling ....more

Internal decapitation in real life, atlanto occipital dis-something (Video)

It's in the news again, atlanto occipital disarticulation. However, this time it's being called atlanto occipital dislocation. When I wrote about this way to die in 2010, I did so because the term was used on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles ....more

The Voice: America saves Damien, Pharrell saves Sugar

When America didn't save Sugar Joans...more

"Prison is big business" -- Angela Davis, P.3 Artists, and former prisoners say at Xavier University event (video)

On Tuesday this week, renowned activist Angela Davis, along with other panel members, discussed and presented information on slavery and the prison industrial complex. Part of the discussions focuses on the Louisiana State Penitentiary,...more

Ledisi and Jazmine Sullivan: NPR Field Recordings, NOLA

Thanks to a Facebook friend, I became aware of these NPR Field Recordings filmed in New Orleans during Essence Fest this past summer, Ledisi, a New Orleans native, and Jazmine Sullivan. Ledisi sing's "Woman" on a French Quarter balcony. Jazmine Sullivan sings "Stupid Girls." ...more

Marvin Gaye's family wins first round in "Blurred Lines" Case

The judge ruled against Robin Thicke and Pharrell in this first leg of the "Blurred Lines" case, rejecting the duo's attempt to have the Marvin Gaye's family case thrown out of court. "Defendants have made a sufficient showing that elements of Blurred Lines may be substantially similar to protected, original elements of Got to Give It Up," Judge John Kronstadt of the US District Court for ...more