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The US Supreme Court Monday refused to hear arguments for a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther accused of killing a police officer who has become an icon for anti-capital punishment campaigners.

Wall Street suffered through another traumatic session Monday, with the Dow Jones industrials plunging as much as 800 points and setting a new record for a one-day point drop as investors despaired that the credit crisis would take a heavy toll around the world.

It’s Sunday 415pm EST and my search for the 32 Black residents of Wasilla, Alaska has begun! My flight takes me to Phoenix first (92 degrees) then goes to Anchorage (34 degrees). I have a thick Carhatt sweatshirt and black parka for protection. I wonder if I should have rocked my North Face like I […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson has been found guilty on all charges in the gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel room more than a year ago. Simpson faces up to life in prison.

It starts tonight. It starts right now. I am the Chief Content Officer for Interactive One and I am on my way to Wasilla, Alaska…let the games begin!

It’s been a roller coaster ride for the VP candidate for the Republican party. She’s been lampooned by Tina Fey, battled it out with Katie Couric, and fought the sexist coverage that dares to ask her questions about what books she reads or her stance on, say, the law. Well, luckily for Governor Palin the […]

A while ago, I made plans to watch Godfather I and II. I had bought my tickets, forgetting that the VP debate was on the same night. After watching the movie, I came to the conclusion that I made the right decision. The Godfather is more politically relevant to this year’s election than the VP […]

With the economy on the brink and elections looming, Congress approved an unprecedented $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry on Friday and sent it to President Bush for his certain signature.

Presidential candidate and former congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney, has claimed that 5,000 looters were killed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. McKinney claimed to have spoken to a mother who said that her son had confided in her that he was involved with the executions of several looters who were subsequently dumped in the swamp. She […]

  WASHINGTON (AP)  After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, winning lopsided passage in the Senate and gaining ground in the House, where Republicans opposition softened. Senators loaded the economic rescue bill with tax breaks and other sweeteners before passing it by a wide margin, 74-25, a […] is definitely the place to get your breaking news and share with others in your community. BlackPlanet members also like to share news they feel is important and I am taking this opportunity to share something interesting I have learned from them this week. This submission by Khazeem titled “Does this make sense???” simplifies […]