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Black News: OJ Simpson’s Suit Rejected by the Smithsonian

March 3, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, AOL Black Voices 

Remember the suit that OJ Simpson wore when he was acquitted of murder in 1995? I’m sure you do. The images of OJ breathing a sigh of relief after his acquittal were viewed all around the world. You probably remember exactly what you were doing at that precise moment, similar to the 911 attacks. Well, the Smithsonian Institute has announced that they do not want OJ’s suit, claiming that it is "inappropriate for their collection."

The announcement came after a 13-year legal fight over what to do with the suit. Since that time, it has been in the possession of Simpson’s former sports agent, Mike Gilbert. Fred Goldman, father of one of the men Simpson was accused of killing, has been fighting for the suit since the 1990s. Simpson told authorities that the suit was stolen from him.

The suit was also part of the reason that Simpson is in prison right now. OJ was arrested and convicted for an incident in which he robbed men in Las Vegas in order to reclaim memorabilia that he believed to be stolen. He’d been told that the suit was among the list of things being offered for sale.

The Smithsonian used these words on its website:


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Your Black Hip-Hop: Jasiri X Weekly Newscast — Hip-Hop Style!

December 12, 2008 Leave a comment

Hip-Hop Emcee/Newscaster, Jasiri X, returns with his weekly Hip-Hop newscasts. For this week, current events include  the failing economy, George Bush’s confessions, the ongoing Plaxico Burress fiasco, the Detroit 3 Auto-Bailout, Chicago workers sit-in, Clarence “Tom Us” questioning President-Elect Obama’s citizenship, and more:

Your Black Sports: Hypocrisy Engulfs Plaxico Burress Controversy

December 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Burress and the Bloomberg
By: Dave Zirin

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week: all Plaxico, all the time. There’s nothing like an NFL player shooting a hole in his own leg in a packed nightclub to become our latest walking, talking weapon of mass distraction. Why ponder the global economic meltdown, two wars, and rising unemployment, when millionaire black athletes like Plaxico Burress walk among us… with guns?

Don’t think that this is a defense of the New York Giants star wide receiver. Having a loaded gun in your pants, with no safety, in a crowded club, is about as smart as using a toaster as a bathtub toy. In fact, shooting yourself in the leg is really one of more preferable outcomes. Now Burress faces three and a half years in prison for carrying a loaded handgun in the city.

Right on cue, the moralists are slithering onto their soapboxes to hiss at the latest athletic bogeyman. Hypocrisy reigns supreme [...]

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Your Black Hip-Hop: Jasiri X Weekly Newscast — Hip-Hop Style!

December 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Hip-Hop Emcee/Journalist, Jasiri X, returns for a second season, with his weekly Hip-Hop newscasts. This week’s current events include, O.J. Simpson, Plaxico Burress , the Mumbai attack, Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, and more:

[For the week of November 23 - November 29]:

Your Black Hip-Hop: Jasiri X Gives Weekly Round Up — Hip-Hop Style!

October 8, 2008 Leave a comment

Hip-Hop artist, Jasiri X, ‘raps up’ the September 28 – October 4 week — Hip-Hop Style!:

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Your Black Celebrities: Some O.J. Jurors Openly Disagreed With 1995 Acquittal Verdict

October 5, 2008 Leave a comment

The jurors in O.J. Simpson’s armed robbery and kidnapping trial claimed a mixture of opinions about his acquittal on murder charges more than a decade ago, but all told attorneys they could set aside their feelings.

According to jury questionnaires released Saturday, five of the 12 jurors wrote that they disagreed with the 1995 verdict that cleared Simpson in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. Most others claimed to be uncertain or did not answer the question…

David Wieberg, a 51-year-old manager, was among those who said he disagreed with the 1995 verdict.

“No, I don’t believe the jury consider(ed) the facts,” he wrote. Wieberg also said he agreed with the outcome of the civil trial that found Simpson liable for the deaths.

“It may have given the victims’ families some satisfaction,” he wrote…


Your Black Celebrities: All White Jury Finds O.J. Simpson Guilty On All Charges

October 4, 2008 Leave a comment

O.J. Simpson has been found guilty on all charges in the alleged gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel room more than a year ago.

Simpson faces a prison sentence of 15 years to life.

The jury reached the verdict Friday after working into the night, deliberating the fate of the former football star and a co-defendant accused of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a casino hotel room.



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