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by Georgianne Nienaber Asking “Where is the PetroCaribe money?” (“Kot Kob PetroCaribe a?” in Creole), anti-corruption protests against the theft of $3.8 billion Haiti received from Venezuela for the Petrocaribe program that made heating oil affordable filled the streets of Port-au-Prince again and again in recent months. – Photo: Press TV “What is wrong with […]

by Khalfani Malik Khaldun (Leonard McQuay) Wabash Valley Correctional Facility “Prisons are an integral part of capitalism and function as a form of racial and class-based social control beyond mere profit-making.” – From Statement on Prison Abolition adopted by the IWW (International Workers of the World) and IWOC (Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee) at its 2017 […]

by Eliza Brooks Eliza Brooks Whether you ask a parent, a teacher or even a college student like me, creating a better world for kids is the top priority. If that’s the case, then why aren’t Pro-Kid values reflected in California’s public policy? A recent study ranked California 36th out of 50 states in children’s […]

by Amani Sawari Being a rapper has a stigma attached due to the “trap” rap genre saturating mainstream music entertainment. The genre’s repetitive lyrics and catchy melody coerce people into praising negative behaviors ranging from drug use to murder and prostitution. Growing up in an urban area myself, I made becoming a rapper my number […]

Sign this petition to DA Larry Krasner NOW: Don’t Stand in the Way of Justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal! Don’t Appeal Judge Tucker’s Decision! by Rachel Wolkenstein On Dec. 27, 2018, Court of Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker granted Mumia’s petition for new appeal rights, over the opposition of “progressive DA” Larry Krasner. This is the first […]

by Mariposa McCall “Solitary Confinement Is Living Death” – Art: Michael D. Russell, C-90473, HDSP C2-122, P.O. Box 3030, Susanville CA 96127 I am calling on colleagues and professional organizations to recognize publicly and use our influence to bring an end to prolonged solitary confinement in American jails, prisons and detention centers. Not only is […]

by Get All the Way Right, an organization of African American ‘10-2ers’ Referred to during the election campaign as “the shame of our state,” the non-unanimous jury scheme will no longer be used in Louisiana courts, but it was not applied retroactively. So the approximately 2,000 people serving 10-2 sentences will die in prison unless […]

by Derrick Gibson I’m a published writer, author of “Before Orange was the New Black: The Camp Hill Story.” What I’ve written could be the motivation for the excessive brutality aimed at me lately. Here’s the synopsis of my book on Amazon: “In 1989 there was a prison riot in central Pennsylvania so devastating that […]

Kandi Burruss just got slapped with some shade and she probably has no clue. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and husband Todd Tucker ditched the cool weather in Georgia this week to spend Christmas in Jamaica and they took their kids along with them for a family vacation. The pair has been sharing photos with their children on their respective Instagram accounts and […]

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has come to the defense of Kalidou Koulibaly after the Napoli defender was the target of racist chants during a match at Inter Milan. Next to a photo of him being marked by Koulibaly during a match between Napoli and Juventus earlier this season, Ronaldo writes in Italian on Instagram, […]

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