This past week, I attended an Orange Township public school board meeting in New Jersey in support of first-year teacher, Marylin Zuniga, who has been suspended from her teaching position at Forest Street Elementary School.
What does it mean for hundreds of thousands of prisoners in the United States when the world's most famous prisoner faces possible death from medical neglect in a Pennsylvania prison?
#ISupportMarylin because, the American Genocide and Columbus himself are still "heroic", while politcal prisoners rot pic.twitter.com
Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, after he was removed from prison for a medical emergency without any notification to his family, friends or lawyers. Prison officials told his supporters he is in diabetic shock.
This past October, a startling bill was fast-tracked through the Pennsylvania legislature that should make every one of us take pause and think about what those documents really mean.
Because they speak uncomfortable truths, black prophetic voices, while they are alive, are vilified and violently persecuted by repressive agents of the state.
Corbett, a Republican, has said he would sign the bill, which allows the state's attorney general, local district attorneys
Misplaced priorities and a profit motive are starving the schools, in the midst of the state's impressive prison expansion.
"I was considered to be AAG for Civil Rights because of the work that I've done in my life, and not in spite of it. Every
Every three months for over 20 years, legendary NYC literary agent and activist Frances Goldin would take a two-day trip to a maximum security prison in Pennsylvania to visit her client and friend on death row -- black scholar, author and freedom fighter, Mumia Abu-Jamal.
First is the ugly willingness of the Right and the GOP to engage in outright character assassination and play to racial fears
Someone, such as Adegbile, would have thoughtfully and aggressively enforced the nation's civil rights and voting rights which are exactly the very thing that the GOP has done everything possible to undermine. Now we can add a troop of timid and self-serving Democrats to that shameful list.
Watch Harkin's full floor speech above. "Here's the message we sent today," Harkin said. "You young people listen up. If
In his statement, Coons suggested that the efforts of others, not Adegbile, to make Abu-Jamal into somewhat of a celebrity
The story has been updated with comment from President Obama. "The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the
The cartoon, which only ran in the print edition of The Washington Times this week, "is reminiscent of the racist iconography