Black people are six times more likely to be arrested than white people for drug offences and 11 times more likely to be imprisoned, according to new research claiming to show the racial bias of the criminal justice system.
Although there is no evidence that black people use or deal drugs more than white people, the study reveals that the ethnic group was much more likely to be targeted.
In the… Continue
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A new Political Talk Show "Opinions Matter" starts Sundays and Mondays 10 AM EST (USA). Tell all… Continue
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ALFO of The ALFO Show , Guest Host
Stop the Hate: Stop the Lies
What happened to HOPE and CHANGE we can believe in? Continue
What will it mean when the…
Added by Our Common Ground on October 30, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Letter from a college student
The other day, a friend of mine visited me in the lobby of my dorm just to chat while her laundry was drying. As we were chatting, two young freshmen came by. One of the 2 boys wanted to 'talk' to my friend (as in date). She asked him how old they were, and both of the boys replied 18. My friend and I both laughed hysterically because we are both 22 years old.
After my friend left, the young men were still hanging around and one wanted to know… Continue
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The weak economy and dwindling stimulus funds are behind a rare drop in spending on prisons in many U.S. states, according to a study released Friday.
Vera Institute of Justice, a criminal justice research group, said the total amount of money that 44 states are planning to spend on prisons this fiscal year fell to $33.9 billion, down over 1% from the previous year.
The study, which was funded by the Pew Center on the States, said spending on prisons… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on October 30, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Court ruling comes one week before a critical national election and stands as a warning to anyone who seeks to deter or prevent voter participation
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MALDEF welcomed the Ninth Circuit's ruling in Gonzalez v. State of Arizona, striking down an Arizona law that restricted voter registration. MALDEF had challenged 2004 law, also known as Proposition 200, as unconstitutional and in violation of federal law because the law forced voters to meet onerous… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on October 30, 2010 at 11:30am —
By Ezrah Aharone
The Juan Williams incident and the rhetoric of Bill O’Reilly that caused Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar to walkoff the set of The View, fan the flames of an unbroken theme in history where no other “belief” has arguably been as unifying yet divisive, peaceful yet violent as religion.
Although the proposed Mosque at Ground Zero is widening the gap of intolerance between some Christians and Muslims, the tragedy of 9-11 (which involved extremist Muslims) is no… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on October 29, 2010 at 4:30pm —
The first is “Issues in the Death Penalty: Wrongful Convictions,” a presentation scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center on the WCU campus.
The program will feature Edward Chapman, who spent 14 years on North Carolina’s death row before his convictions on two murder charges were overturned in 2008, and Pam Laughon, a faculty member who found evidence to support his… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on October 29, 2010 at 12:50pm —
I'm not going to take a lot of time saying what I've got to say, but check this out...I want everyone to just stop and breathe for a moment. Look at all of the mess and chaos that is being thrown our way on the political scene. bothe the Repubs, and the Tea Party people are working to get elected. They have absolutely no concern about anything that President Obama is doing. In fact their not even trying to help the man get anything done. From day one, they have been working to regain the… Continue
Added by Mitchell Rose on October 25, 2010 at 9:33pm —
It’s been almost two months since North Carolina judge Beth Dixon was forced to remove her Facebook campaign page after an onslaught of criticism from people who did not appreciate the way she trampled on the First Amendment.
Now with just over a week to go before the Rowan County District Court election, the two-term incumbent is hoping that local voters will not allow such petty memories to vote…
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MY GUEST ON TOMORROW'S SHOW MADE ME A BELIEVER! YES, SUCCESS CAN BE AUTOMATIC IF YOU FOLLOW CERTAIN PRINCIPLES, WHICH THE AUTHOR WILL SHARE. PLEASE CALL IN IF YOU NEED PERSONAL ADVICE FROM HIM.
SHAHID ABDULLAH IS THE FIRST IN MY NEW SERIES OF EPISODES!
Join SOF host Marcia McNair this Saturday night as she interviews Shahid Abdullah, author of Success is Automatic and CEO/Founder of The New Breed Generation… Continue
Added by Marcia L. McNair on October 22, 2010 at 9:30am —
Every industry is adapting to the internet, and now it seems one of the most traditional sectors of all is starting to think about its relationship with new media: the courts. Today I went to seminar at the Santa Clara Superior Court on new media and the courts, hosted by the Public Information Officer down there, with several judges and a few reporters in attendance. Mostly, the panel focused on this growing interest, stemming from what some judges and lawyers say are increasing challenges… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on October 22, 2010 at 8:47am —
The push back continues against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's attempt to cripple his state's medical marijuana program before it even begins, with the sponsor of the original authorizing legislation introducing a measure this week that would force the governor to withdraw onerous draft regulations that critics say would make what was already set to be the nation's strictest medical cannabis program worthless to the patients who need it… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on October 22, 2010 at 8:30am —
What does a former bank teller from the Bronx do with an $18.5 million windfall after spending more than two decades behind bars for a rape he did not commit?
Alan Newton isn't quite sure yet. A day after a federal jury in Manhattan ordered the city of New York to pay him the award for botching his case, Newton said the decision is still sinking in. "It’s been a long time getting to this point," Newton told msnbc.com in a telephone interview Wednesday. "I’m still going through mixed… Continue
Added by Black Talk Radio Network™ on October 21, 2010 at 7:52pm —
This is the first time I am using the blog feature on the Black Talk Radio Network.
I feel that it's worth mentioning that October is Black History Month in the UK because I didn't
know it. Since we observe BHM in the US and Canada in February, many of you might not think to
check for info about Black folks in Britain and the former colonies in the month of October.
Heck, if we got it right we could work on extending BHM from the beginnibg of… Continue
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The Voting Rights Project of the ACLU is dedicated to providing citizens with information about and assistance in exercising their right to vote. Click on the links below for detailed information about voting in your state, and check out our quick tips for voters before you head to the polls.
If you have a problem exercising your right to vote or to voice a voting rights complaint, call our voter protection hotline at 877-523-2792 or… Continue
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