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Valerie Castile (Philando's mother) speaking outside the Ramsey County Courthouse in St Paul, MN after a not guilty verdict was reached in the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez for the killing of Philando Castile on July 6, 2016.
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First Edition host Sean Yoes and defense attorney and legal analyst J. Wyndal Gordon discuss the acquittal on all charges of the Minnesota police officer accused of killing Philando Castile in 2016, and the inherent and overt bias inherent in the criminal justice system. 

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First Edition host Sean Yoes reviews some of the top news stories of the week, directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Also, a conversation with Bobby Marvin Holmes, founder of, “Son of a Dream,” a mentoring and youth advocacy group, who wrote a poignant Father’s Day op-ed piece in this week’s AFRO about forgiveness. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network, report on law enforcement and politics, including more reporting on the egregious murder of Charmaine Wilson.

 

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First Edition host Sean Yoes reviews some of the top news stories of the week, directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics, including the latest case of corruption and misconduct within the Baltimore City Police Department.

Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman Tour 2/19/17.
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First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses the latest on the Manchester bombing and the terror threat globally and domestically, with law enforcement expert Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. 

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First Edition host Sean Yoes reviews some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Then The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis, report on law enforcement and politics, including thoughts on the issuing of the first license to grow medical marijuana in the state, despite none of the companies in line for the potentially multi-billion dollar industry are owned by people of color.

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