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GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — A Southern California woman remained jailed Wednesday after authorities said she drugged her estranged husband, tied him to a bed, cut off his penis and put it through a garbage disposal. Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale said Catherine Kieu Becker drugged a meal and served it to the victim, whose […]

Since 1976, Alabama state judges have overturned 107 jury decisions in capital cases, and in 92 percent of those cases, jury recommendations of life imprisonment were rejected in favor of death sentences, according to a new report by the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit law firm based in Montgomery, Ala. Last November, jurors in Lee […]

With the Republican presidential race making way, Sarah Palin told Newsweek that she has no doubt in her ability to win the Republican nomination, and succinctly the oval office. The former Governor of Alaska and current celebrity said the only thing that will prevent her from running is her family. “If it came down to […]

A dermatologist is warning Black people to cover-up in the sun after she noticed that many of her darker-skinned patients were unaware of skin cancer risks. Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd specializes in the cosmetic concerns of multi-hued skin tones. She says that there is a common mis-perception that darker-skinned African-Americans don’t need SPF protection. Within the […]

InteractiveOne — the parent company of NewsOne and a division of Radio One — and NBC News today announced an unprecedented Black news partnership between NBC’s website, The Grio.com, and NewsOne. As detailed in a piece in today’s New York Times, the two sites will collaborate editorially and in the area of advertising sales, creating […]

Crime rates in American cites are falling and according to new research diversity may be the reason. Researchers at the University of Toronto believe the growing trend of racial diversity in American cities is contributing to the downward trend. From TheGrio: “The association between crime and community characteristics — like the proportion of the population […]

Tearful jurors from the Casey Anthony trial spoke out to reporters, and claimed while they wanted to convict the acquitted mother, there was not enough evidence to do so. “It doesn’t feel good. It was a horrible decision to have to make,” said Jennifer Ford who identified herself as Juror No. 3, according to ABC […]

Casey Anthony’s jailhouse letters are surfacing a day after the 25-year-old was found not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee. In the letters, Anthony describes life behind bars, what she misses and wanting more children when she’s finally released. “It was like having Cays all over again,” she wrote, referring to her dead daughter, Caylee. […]

Despite President Obama’s calls for Israel and Palestine to come together and talk about a 1967-esque land swap, a Gallup poll reveals no signs of wavering support from the Jewish community. The poll reveals that 60 percent of Jewish voters approve of the president’s job performance, while 85 percent of Jewish Democrats approved. Such numbers […]

MONTICELLO, Miss. — Cory Maye, a prisoner who was sentenced to death then life in prison for killing a police officer that he believed was a home invader, will be released from prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter. The Huffington Post reports: Shortly after midnight on December 26, 2001, Maye, then 21, was drifting off […]