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Plantations, Prisons and Profits: Louisiana Incarcerated

By CHARLES M. BLOW Published: May 25, 2012 OP-ED COLUMNIST New York Times

“Louisiana is the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world. Louisiana’s incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran’s, seven times China’s and 10 […]

Black in White Plains: The Police Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr.

April 5th, 2012 By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “My name is Kenneth Chamberlain. This is my sworn testimony. White Plains police are going to come in here and kill me.”

And that’s just what they did.

In the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, U.S. Marine veteran Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. accidentally hit […]

BLOOD COLTAN: Documentary

Watch Blood Coltan now!

During this season of gift giving please remember that every new computerized, electronic item one purchases helps murder 500,000 Congolese residents a month. If you don’t believe me simply do the math. What is 6,000,000 murders divided by 12 years?

Do Mama Afrika a favor and buy as many refurbished […]

FBI To Close Case on Emmett Till and End Civil Rights-era Cold Cases

By ALLEN G. BREED and HOLBROOK MOHR 11/ 5/11 11:38 AM ET Huffington Post The FBI has announced that they are close to ending Civil Rights-era cold cases. The cases include murder cases in which there are no statute of limitations. So far the FBI have investigating 111 cases involving 124 deaths but are close […]

Remembering German crimes in Namibia

BBC NEWS 11 October 2011 Last updated at 10:18 ET

Germany refuses to pay reparations for crimes committed during colonial rule

In our series of viewpoints from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo asks why there are no memorials to those killed in Namibia during German colonial rule.

According to The Namibian […]

Dewey Bozella’s fight for justice

Nobody has ever bought a jersey with the name Dewey Rader Bozella on it. There are no sneakers embossed with a DRB logo. Few people in the world of sports have ever heard of Dewey Rader Bozella.

But a week from today, Dewey will step on stage at the ESPYs to speak.

Naturally, he’s […]

Outrage as Kenyan aristocrat Thomas Cholmondeley is jailed for just eight months for killing poacher

By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE Last updated at 9:03 PM on 14th May 2009

Handcuffed: Thomas Cholmondeley was told he would spend eight months in prison for killing a poacher

A court erupted in anger yesterday after an aristocrat who shot a poacher dead was told he would be free in eight months. The Kenyan judge […]

The Lena Baker Story

The Lena Baker Story was written, directed, and produced by Ralph Wilcox. It is based on a true story and was inspired by Dr. Lela Bond Phillips’ book Lena Baker Story.

The Lena Baker Story takes place in the early 1900’s through 1945 in Cuthbert, Georgia. It’s the story of one woman’s attempt to […]

Legal Lynching in Georgia? News

National News Legal Lynching in Georgia? By Jesse Muhammad -Staff writer- Updated Sep 28, 2011 – 11:35:50 AM

After execution of Troy Davis, supporters and family vow to fight death penalty

( – The title of its state song, “Georgia on My Mind,” could be a fitting symbol of what is dominating the […]

Officer acquitted in shooting unarmed Tramaine Miller in the face

ATLANTA NEWS 5:32 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2011 By Steve Visser The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After Reginald Fisher shot an unarmed man, the Atlanta Police Department suspended him and the Fulton County district attorney indicted him. On Thursday, a jury acquitted him.

The officer was cleared in the 2009 shooting at a Mechanicsville apartment complex of […]