by Debbie Kelley
CASEY BRADLEY GENT
Ginger Courkamp, working at CASA, says she's put her life back together.
For ex-convicts, getting a job on the outside can be as hard as a cot on the inside.
"They'll violate your parole if you don't find employment, but they don't give you the resources to help you. It's like they set you up to fail," says Shannon Wamser, a 28-year-old former meth addict who served time in federal and state prisons… Continue
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Ten U.S. cities are recruiting volunteers to help with local problems such as flood recovery and childhood obesity as part of a nationwide emphasis on service led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg founded a volunteer corps in his city last year in response to President Barack Obama's call for more Americans to do service work. He then launched a coalition of cities focused on service, and it now has more than 100 member cities.
Earlier this year, the billionaire mayor's… Continue
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Africa is the "last frontier of international investment," and Africans need to be ready to make choices and take action to take advantage of this situation, according to Christopher Gardner, founder and chief executive of the Chicago-based brokerage company Gardner Rich LLC.
In addition to his financial career, Gardner is also a best-selling author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is probably best known as the inspiration for the acclaimed film The Pursuit of Happyness, based on… Continue
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Good to see that the company Hospira, who makes the drug, oppose the use of their product for killing people. We can support Hospira in this outspoken statement. I propose that as many people as possible write a letter or send an email to Hospira, applaud them for their opponence of using their products in capital punishment procedures, and ask them to finish the production of Thiopental for the barbaric death penalty.
We can send letters to:
Mr. Kees… Continue
Added by Judie Wilson-Spowart on September 30, 2010 at 5:59am —
Atlanta Post reports,
“A constant diet of hopelessness will ultimately darken their mental skies and make them believe that their future is bleak and they will, therefore, develop the self-destructive behavior patterns so many of our youth currently exhibit.” - Na’im Akbar
The headline, “Murders of Young Black Men Rise” by Mike Wilkinson and Santiago Esparza in the Detroit News earlier this month prompted me to pause and think about why we continue to be plagued by this…
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on September 29, 2010 at 10:39am —
For the fourth straight year, the majority of Americans say they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. The 57% now saying this is a record high by one percentage point.
The 43% of Americans who, in Gallup's annual Governance poll, conducted Sept. 13-16, 2010, express a great deal or fair amount of trust ties the record low, and is far worse than three prior Gallup readings on this measure from the… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on September 29, 2010 at 10:00am —
The Justice Department audit of the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory yielded the following recommendations:
• With regard to the Laboratory’s compliance with NDIS participation requirements, we found that the Laboratory did not have a policy to maintain personnel records for the 10 years required by the FBI’s NDIS operational procedures manual.2 In response to this finding, the Laboratory revised its DNA Standard Operating Procedure manual to reflect the 10-year retention… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on September 28, 2010 at 6:12pm —
Editors Note: Isn't it interesting that China or whoever wrote this article uses colonizers language to deflect criticism that China is acting like a new colonizer in Africa. As in the case of Columbus, how can you claim to discover something that already has people on it and furthermore in Africa's case, it is the cradle of civilization and it is African's who gave birth to all the ethnic groups in the world. This is a scientific fact.
Irked by accusations that it…
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on September 28, 2010 at 10:00am —
T.D Jakes who has a vast Christian ministry that includes film, books as well as a Texas mega-church called The Potters House, addressed the Bishop Eddie Long scandal while leading his congregation in prayer for all parties involved. Four young men have come forward with similar allegations accusing Bishop Long of using his spiritual position and money donated to his church to seduce the young men into sexual relationships. Bishop Long on Sunday addressed his church from the pulpit and declared… Continue
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Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs John Wiecha, MD, MPH, in the Department of Family Medicine, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Challenge grant from the National Library of Medicine. The grant, valued at more than $950,000 will fund a study to provide health education to African-American women with type-2 diabetes.
The health education will be conducted either face-to-face… Continue
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NO RACIAL PROFILING IN MISSISSIPPI
This week, our own state Senate Judiciary Committee is convening at the state capitol to discuss potential immigration legislation. Some lawmakers have proposed introducing legislation similar to Arizona's controversial SB1070. This law would require every police officer to ask people for their papers based only on some undefined "reasonable suspicion" that they are in the country unlawfully. To avoid arrest, citizens and non-citizens will… Continue
Added by Judie Wilson-Spowart on September 27, 2010 at 6:24pm —
Posted on Fri, Sep. 24, 2010
Jury gives death penalty to teen girl's murderer
By ROBIN FITZGERALD
GULFPORT — Tension filled a Harrison County courtroom Friday as a jury returned with a death sentence for Leslie Galloway III, convicted of killing Shakeylia Anderson in December 2008, a month before her 18th birthday.
Anderson was found beaten, her jaw broken and her throat cut three times. She was raped, set afire and run over by the car Galloway had picked… Continue
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All Africa reports,
Political intolerance is growing by the day and this has caused prominent Ghanaians to call the main players in the country's politics to order.
Apart from minor clashes among rival political groupings, recent riots at Atiwa and Akwatia, both in the eastern region as well as Cheriponi in the northern region following Parliamentary by-elections has forced the Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative (CHRAJ), Mr Justice Emile… Continue
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Modern Ghana reports,
Civilization will be fully fledged in our world when human race all over the world will come to the realization that all the vices associated with racism, discrimination and ethnocentrism are dealt with emphatically to open the minds of the ignorant amongst us.
Until mankind gets rid of the ignorance associated with our devious behavior to debase our fellow human beings simply because of their color, race and tribe, we will still be ignorant to… Continue
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Black Politics on the Web reports,
Whether they are sore losers or never-say-die patriots, third-party candidates threaten to tip a handful of congressional and gubernatorial races to contenders who otherwise might have lost this fall.
Nine-term Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware is the third prominent Republican to consider a third-party bid this year after a suffering a stinging setback at the hands of tea-party-backed conservatives.
If Castle decides to make an… Continue
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Broad new regulations being drafted by the Obama administration would make it easier for law enforcement and national security officials to eavesdrop on Internet and e-mail communications like social networking Web sites and BlackBerries, The New York Times reported Monday.
The newspaper said the White House plans to submit a bill next year that would require all online services that enable communications to be… Continue
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Subpoenas, Searches, and FBI visits carried out in cities across the country
We denounce the Federal Bureau of Investigation harassment of anti-war and solidarity activists in several states across the country. The FBI began turning over six houses in Chicago and Minneapolis this morning, Friday, September 24, 2010, at 8:00 am central time. The FBI handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to about a dozen activists in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. They also… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on September 25, 2010 at 6:04pm —
Although you rarely hear racial insults on Main Street these days, there's a place where unashamed bigotry is all too easy to find: tossed off in the comments sections of some of the Internet's most popular websites, today's virtual Main Street.
Internet anonymity has removed one of the strongest barriers to the type of language that can ruin reputations and end careers. Racist messages are a small percentage of the wild and woolly web, but they stick out since… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on September 25, 2010 at 5:48pm —
Four New Orleans police officers charged with shooting unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina must stay in jail as they await trial next year, a federal magistrate judge ruled after a second detention hearing for each of the men.
Sgts. Kenneth Bowen and Robert Gisevius and officer Anthony Villavaso are accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old James Brissette on the eastern side of the bridge on Sept. 4, 2005, as well as wounding three… Continue
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