Blacks are 2.5 times more likely than whites to be shot and killed by police. In recent years, those statistics have roared into focus through the deaths of boys like Tamir Rice, women like Rekia Boyd, and men like Philando Castille. Their images fill the screens of our computers, televisions and phones, but we never learn what happens to…

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Top 5 Live – January 22nd 1. Republicans invite Netanyahu to address Congress and diss Obama Republicans in Congress invited the prime minister of Israel to rebut Obama’s Iran policy from the congressional podium next month. 2. Ball inflation controversy creates a real mess for Patriots, NFL Seven years ago, the Boston Herald reported that the Patriots…

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I’VE NEVER BEEN emotionally invested in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the radio journalist convicted for the murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982. When he was jailed I was a middle school student, more concerned with the awkwardness of adolescence than issues of race and criminal justice. Still, his case continues to rile his passionate supporters.…

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FOR THE LAST month, I’ve been hosting a morning radio show. That means I get up so early that the moon doubles over with laughter while watching me grope for my keys. It’s not easy for a guy like me to get up that early, because normally I’m a night owl, and in addition to…

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