Race a Significant Factor at Almost Every Stage of Criminal Prosecutions in Manhattan
July 27, 2014
Race is a significant factor at nearly every stage of criminal prosecutions in Manhattan, from setting bail to negotiating a plea deal to sentencing. A 2-year study conducted by the Vera Institute of Justice confirmed what has been common knowledge among African Americans. nationwide. The study of the Manhattan D.A’s office found that, in Manhattan, Black and
Sonia Sanchez Speaks Truth to Power, Poetically [INTERVIEW]
April 27, 2014
Sonia Sanchez, great voice of the Black Arts Movement and beyond Consider it a creative insult to limit poetry’s national recognition to the month of April. Nonetheless, I thank the establishment (a.k.a. the Academy of American Poets) for establishing National Poetry Month, as readers politely dust the dirt off poetry titles too often neglected. For
Barack Obama’s Speeches – 2008 Democratic National Convention More references to Barak Obama here at Black Politics References: Barack Obama’s speech on 50th anniversary of March – Christian … Aug 28, 2013 … The full text of the speech by President Obama given Wednesday in Washington on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther
New York City has always been changing. But recently, the city has seen a wave of luxury condos and artisanal cupcake boutiques uproot local delis and dive bars. To make sure we don’t forget the city’s past, two New York-based photographers, James and Karla Murray, set out to document the city’s transformation. The result was
Remembering Chokwe Lumumba — Jackson Mayor and Global Freedom Fighter
February 26, 2014
Lumumba worked within the confines of the judicial and legislative branches of government to achieve self determination for the masses. First, as a civil rights trial lawyer, both in Jackson and in his hometown of Detroit, MI, then as a city councilman representing Ward 2 before taking the helm as mayor of the city of
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