A man who was wrongly imprisoned for 44 years is being released Thursday, after a judge overturned his conviction.

Ronnie Long was sentenced to 80 years in prison for rape and burglary, was released last week after a federal appeals court determined that Long, who has always maintained his innocence, had been a victim of “extreme and continuous police misconduct.”

After 44 years, Ronnie Long released from prison Thursday

Long, in his first sit-down interview since his release said, “To be able to walk out of them gates without being supervised, it was breathtaking,” (Sources: FOX 46 Charlotte & CBS NEWS)

SEE: Wrongfully Convicted NC Black Man Freed From Prison After Serving 44-Years

The Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump’s administration was arbitrary and capricious as it sought to end an Obama-era program to protect some 700,000 “dreamers,” or young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Chief Justice John Roberts was the swing vote in the 5-4 decision writing that, the decision was not whether the Obama-era program were “sound policies”, but whether the Department of Homeland Security followed proper procedure in rescinding the program. (Source: Deadline)

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Supreme Court Halts, For Now, Donald Trump Administration’s Effort To End DACA Program

This article from CNN.com has me so so emotional. We’ve got to solve this!

Millions of Americans shrugged off their fear of the coronavirus this holiday weekend when they flocked to crowded beaches, lakes and restaurants. But there is another type of contagion that still keeps some of White America paralyzed: Fear of black men in public spaces.

 

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Why this fear of black men persists

CNN writer, John Blake explains, “This fear of black men doesn’t just spring from racism. It’s psychological. There is a body of work in literature and psychology that speaks to a historical tradition where some white people — white men, in particular — project the primal aggressions that they refuse to see in themselves onto black people.” (Source CNN.com)

One epidemic we may never find a vaccine for: fear of black men in public spaces

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Finances can be a significant source of stress during the holiday season. Between the feeling that you must purchase gifts for loved ones and the increased spending that comes with parties and eating out, the holidays can leave you feeling as if money is flying out of your checking account.

It may be a bit late, but Dr. Nicole Washington writes in “BlackDoctor.org,” that the first thing you should do is “Plan Early.” Dr. Washington also says, make a “Budget” and stick to it. See the rest here: BlackDoctor.org
(Source:  BlackDoctor)

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