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Yusef Salaam, Member of ‘Central Park Five,’ Wins NYC Council Seat | Video

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*Yusef Salaam, one of the “Central Park Five” who was wrongly convicted and later exonerated for a 1989 attack on a white female jogger, will be a member of the New York City Council. Salaam won a Democratic primary earlier this year. USA Today reports that he emerged victorious in the election Tuesday without opposition. […]

Al Sharpton Side-Eyes Rappers ‘Seduced’ by Donald Trump (Watch)

Al Sharpton

*Rev. Al Sharpton is speaking out against rappers who love them some Donald Trump, despite his documented acts of racial discrimination and current litany of federal and state charges over trying to overturn the 2020 election. The civil rights activist was a guest on MSNBC’s “The Reid Out,” with host Joy Reid on Tuesday, where […]

A Central Park Entrance to be Named for the Exonerated ‘Central Park Five’

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*(CNN) — An entrance to Central Park will be named the “Gate of the Exonerated” to honor the group of Black and Hispanic teens known as the “Central Park Five” who were wrongfully convicted of beating and raping a White female jogger in the park more than 30 years ago. Individuals from the group, also […]

‘When They See Us’ is Most Watched Series on Netflix in U.S.

*Ava Duvernay’s four-part miniseries “When They See Us” has been the most-viewed series on Netflix for the past 13 days in the U.S. since it premiered on May 31,” the streaming giant tweeted Wednesday. The four-part series tells the story of five teenage boys of color who were wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting a woman […]

Elizabeth Lederer, Central Park Five Prosecutor, Resigns From Columbia Law School

*Shout out to Black Twitter for doing its part in helping to bring down the lead prosecutor of the Central Park Five. According to published reports, Elizabeth Lederer has resigned from Columbia Law School, amid scrutiny over how she handled the 1989 rape case of a female jogger in New York. Lederer announced her decision […]

‘When They See Us’ Made Me Mad as Hell! – An EUR Movie Review

*I do not know how I really feel about the Ava DuVernay directed and executive produced Netflix Original movie, “When They See Us,” the story of the “Central Park Five.” First off, the acting was superb; award winning in fact.  Actually, the entire movie was an award-winning caliber production. Ava Duvernay outdid herself in the […]