And when every strand of her shoulder-length, straight hair was on the floor, Coleman stood from her seat and fell…Continue
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As of 1/27/12, Mumia Abu-Jamal has officially been transferred to General Prison Population after being held in Administrative Custody (“The Hole” or Solitary Confinement) at SCI Mahanoy, Frackville, PA for seven weeks. This is the first time Mumia has been in General Population since his arrest in 1981.
This comes within hours of the of delivery of over 5,500…Continue
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By Othello B. Garblah
The Boston Globe, a New York Times Company newspaper, has admitted that its report quoting US Defense officials as confirming that ex-President Charles Taylor worked as a hired US spy agent lacks evidence.
"The article was not based on adequate reporting and drew…
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ContinueLinn Washington Jr.
I made a mistake.
An article I wrote recently for TCBH about the Pennsylvania prison system’s latest punitive assault on now ex-death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal (unnecessarily continuing his solitary confinement) contained a factual misstatement.
Most journalists consider any inaccuracy an error, regardless of how small.
The Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists calls for…
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The last U.S. Marine facing charges stemming from the November 19, 2005, Haditha massacre will lose some stripes, but not serve any time in jail after pleading guilty.
Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich entered a guilty plea on one count of dereliction of duty, as part of a deal worked out between his…
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In the wake of the 2008-'09 recession, black male employment in metro Milwaukee plunged to the lowest levels on record, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The data highlight a renewed setback to an urban region that for years has helped set national extremes for…
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SMITHFIELD With fresh ammunition from a UNC law school report, activists are renewing their call for state officials to take legal action against Aero Contractors Ltd.
For years, the Johnston County air transport company, which has links to the CIA, has been accused of being a taxi service for paramilitary teams that pick up terrorism suspects in one country and fly them to another where it's easier to interrogate and, perhaps, torture them. The process is known as extraordinary…
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By Michael Coard 1/24/2012
Oscar’s not just a grouch; he’s also a racist. I’m not talking about Sesame Street‘s Oscar. He’s cool. In fact, he hangs out with black folks, including his best friends Gordon and Susan, lives in the hood, and is the author of a book partially entitled The Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch. Also, he hates Fox News, which he disdainfully and accurately refers to as Pox News. So he’s cool. Very cool.
But the same can’t be said about the…
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Motivated by the tragic execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last September, the NAACP has renewed its fight to make the death penalty a part of America’s past.
Over the next year, NAACP state representatives in several key states will urge their legislators to take the necessary steps to repeal the…
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By LUIS BRITTO GARCIA , January 24th 2012
1. "We have to get out of ICSID" proclaims Hugo Chavez Frias during ´Hello, President´ on the 8th of January 2012. To understand why, let´s recap. States are sovereign. A state cannot be judged by other states or organisms, because it has jurisdictional immunity, which…
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January 23, 2012 - By Jean Damu
Red Tails, the new George Lucas film depicting the exploits of the Tuskeegee Airmen is to the history of black fighter pilots during WWII what a sunset is to a day- it’s pretty to watch but no illumination is forthcoming.
However, (and with…
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There will be a press conference this Thursday, January 26, at the AFSC, at 1501 Cherry Street (Philly) at 10 AM. Our focus will be to call for Mumia's immediate transfer into general population.
There will be a…Continue
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Three East Haven police officers and the sergeant were taken into custody early Tuesday and are expected to be arraigned in…Continue
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There is a saying attributed to the Chinese, “My you live in interesting times.” That is quite appropriate to our current time. We are living in interesting times my friends. I recently saw an article about an article that appeared in an obscure Atlanta community newspaper called the Atlanta Jewish Times were the…Continue
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The Cry of Agonized Black People in the U. S. A.
By Sebek H. Khalif Khalifah
JANUARY 22, 2012
THE NAT TURNER LIBRARY: DREWRYVILLE, VIRGINIA – The Power of Despair is one of the sure ways to generate effective power beyond compare. It is a spiritual power that caused Black people to survive, and…Continue
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January 18, 2012
Rep. Ron Paul left the campaign trail on Wednesday to speak on the House floor about the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law on the first day of the new year by Obama.
Paul introduced legislation to strike the NDAA’s Section 1021, the discretionary detention provision authorizing the…Continue
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WHAT: The Truth & Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina
WHEN: Thursday, January 19 – Friday, January 20
WHO: The North Carolina NAACP, NC Justice Center, and UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity
WHERE: Washington, Roper, Elizabeth City, Winton, Scotland Neck, Rocky Mount
RALEIGH (January 17, 2012) - On Thursday, January 19, the North Carolina NAACP, NC Justice Center, and UNC…Continue
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RALEIGH, N.C. - People sterilized against their will under a discredited North Carolina state program should each be paid $50,000, a task force voted Tuesday, marking the first time a state has moved to compensate victims of a once-common public health practice called eugenics.
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