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Linn Washington is a co-founder of This Can't Be Happening.net. Washington writes frequently on inequities in the criminal justice system, ills in society and problems in the news media. He teaches multi-media urban journalism at Temple University.

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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 4, 2011
Mass Incarceration Creates Big Mess Across America Mass incarceration is a slow-death that slaughters inmates, their families and their communities yet this scourge is ignored by President Obama who justifies intervention in Libya on the grounds of stopping slaughter.
Jill Stein (left) and Cheri Honkala (right) LBW Photo, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 25, 2016
Green Party's Stein Walks With Poor While Democrats Party Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein met with the homeless and others in one of Philadelphia's most impoverished communities on the day before the opening of the Democratic National Convention in the city that tags itself as the Birthplace of American Democracy. Stein and others condemned the obscenity of expending $60-million-plus on DNC functions including lavish parties.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 9, 2010
American Justice on Trial: Gratuitous Police Violence, False Testimony by Police, and a Rush to Bad Judgment False arrests by police from either honest mistakes or malicious misconduct constitute an unspoken scandal in America's criminal justice system. A proposal in the GOP's recently release "Contract With America" would aggravate this false arrest scandal by making it easier for police to utilize illegally seized evidence in courts.
Ray Lewis - Retired Philadelphia Police Department captain  LBW Photo, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 28, 2016
Donald, Hillary and Cannabis: Stoned Stupid On Legalization The American public supports the legalization of marijuana, however, the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates both oppose legalization. Repeated studies over the past decades disprove claims that marijuana is dangerous and document that pot law enforcement is discriminatory along racial lines.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 27, 2011
Fed Wrist-slap for Wachovia Shows Drug War Farce Big banks getting big breaks from federal prosecutors when caught involved with drug dealing exposes a facet of the Drug War farce.
Pa State Historic marker honoring heroes of 9/11, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 11, 2016
These 9/11 Heroes Fought Against Terrorism a Century Before 2001 The Christiana Riot exposes another chapter in the long struggle of African-Americans against terrorism in the United States that is home grown.
Dr. Quao at press conference in Philadelphia. LBWPhoto, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 6, 2019
Details Demolish Allegations Against Popular Ousted Ambassador Former African Union Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, issued a formal written Rebutal refuting charges leveled against her by the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat. The Rebuttal raises questions about the veracity of Mahamat's claims.
Trump's X-mas  gift: food stamps cuts to most needy. LBWPhoto, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Trump As Orange Grinch - Stops Food Stamps For Poor The Trump Administration has implement new regulations that will end access to food stamps for millions of America's most vulnerable citizens.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 23, 2010
New Report: Racism Still Pollutes Tea Party Ranks The Tea Party movement, according to a new report, is a magnet for many of the nation's most hatred-spewing extremists, some of whom hold leadership posts in this movement according to the new report "Tea Party Nationalism."
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Deception and Devastation: The Ignored Dark-Sides of Suffering Joblessness Loss of income isn't the only problem confronting the unemployed who endure mental depression and embarrassment -- life-wrenching weights that rarely receive any attention in examinations of the 'issue of joblessness.'
Protestor in Philadelphia opposed to GOP assault on health care., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Don the Con's Health Care Ignores Deadly Ills The health care plan unleashed by President Trump and Paul Ryan ignores deep seated problems in America's health care system.
Insurrectionists in Wilmington burn black owned newspaper., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 9, 2017
General Kelly - Historically Ignorant or Hysterically Bigoted? The only successful insurrection in American history took place on November 10, 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina when white racists violently overthrew that city's elected government. The Wilmington insurrection is another event exposing the inaccuracy of the 'Heritage Not Hate' claim for sustaining monuments to the Confederacy.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 30, 2010
Expat Sees Return of Scary Times Expat sees parallels between the Red Scare of the fifties -- which forced him to flee America -- and the intolerance against minorities and Muslim rampant today in American and around Western Europe.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 9, 2011
Family Feud: Blacks Battle Blacks over Criticism of Obama Criticism of Obama Administration policies among blacks is causing a nasty intra-family feud with Obama supporters seeking to silence his critics with claims that criticism of the beleaguered president aids his enemies.
Vakas Hussain (far left). Seated Suresh Grover of The Monitoring Group (center) and Rotherham 12 defendant Abrar Javid. LBW Photo, From ImagesAttr
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2016
Evil In England: The Rise Of Islamophobia Islamophobia ranges from disdainful stares and caustic comments to physical assaults. A few assaults have ended in fatalities. And then there are British government policies like 'Prevent' -- the professed counter-terrorism program that seemingly is targeted solely at Muslims. Prevent enlists citizens to report actions and attitudes deemed suspicious.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 28, 2020
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Smacks Abu-Jamal Again Pennsylvania's highest court takes sides in the contentious Abu-Jamal case, showing systemic injustice hiding in plain sight.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 15, 2012
Republicans and America's Rancid Dance With Racism Republican presidential candidates utilizing race-tainted rhetoric is an old tactic...interestingly a tactic criticized by civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..
Rahm Emanuel, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 3, 2015
Cover-up of a Police Murder Requires Resignation of Chicago Mayor Emanuel Evidence surrounding the fatal October 2014 shooting of a black teen by a white policeman in Chicago indicates that authorities in Chicago from police officers to top city officials engaged in a cover-up. That cover-up -- rather bungling or calculated -- demands the resignations of Chicago's mayor and top prosecutor.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Bold Step: Reparations Movements Make International Connections Activists seeking reparations for ravages of slavery, colonialism and institutional racism gathered in New York City recently to strengthen bonds and coordinate activities. Those activists included ambassadors from Caribbean nations to elderly supporters on canes. Activists know that they are in an 'uphill struggle' yet vow to press forward.
Trump fans flames of racism to energize his base -- that denies he is racist., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Presidential Racism: Shining Example of America's Somber Status Quo Denial of obvious racism is a repugnant practice in America. President Trump is merely the latest official to engage in this abhorrent behavior.
Trump wears prejudice with pride., From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 19, 2020
Trump's Tulsa Rally - Another Knee On The Neck! Examination of the bigoted similarities between Trump's rally in Tulsa, Ok and Reagan's 1980 rally in Philadelphia, Mississippi
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 12, 2011
Pa's Corbett Expands Conservative War on Middle-class Pa's first-term Republican Governor recently proposed draconian cuts in education funding from pre-K through college. Corbett's proposals continue the GOP's onslaught against the middle-class evident in Wisconsin, Ohio and other states.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Expensive Injustice: MOVE's 40-Years Behind Bars This article examines the actual dollar value costs expended on the decades long wrongful imprisonment of members of the radical MOVE organization. This revenge-driven incarceration led many to deem those members political prisoners.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 5, 2010
Misery of Massive Unemployment Mocks Meaning of Labor Day While President Obama deserves criticism for failing to forcefully address the massive levels of unemployment ravishing America, credit his jobs creation in an overlooked sector: anti-Obama paraphernalia.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 20, 2020
New Jersey Officials Slime Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Historic preservation authorities in New Jersey have refused for four years to list the property where Martin Luther King Jr. plotted his first protest -- an inaction many deem insulting.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 28, 2013
'High' hypocrisy on Capitol Hill -Congressional leaders ignore calls for Radel's resignation Cocaine convicted Congressman Trey Radel is just the latest in a long list of hypocrites claiming the mantle of righteous anti-drug warriors that includes congressional colleagues and Oval Office occupants.
San Francisco has an ugly history of police brutality little known outside of the Bay Area., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Critics Ignoring Wrongs About Police Abuse Prove Kaepernick Right The sordid history of police brutality in San Francisco is conspicuously missing from much of the fevered news and social media coverage around the protest against abusive policing by 49ers football team player Colin Kaepernick.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 2, 2010
Insider Analysis: Predictions of Democatic Defeat Premature Third highest-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Congress dismisses news media/pollster predictions of Republican snatching control of Capitol Hill in the November elections.
US experiencing militarization of its police, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 15, 2014
Lawless Law Enforcers: America's Terrorists Abuses by police, that authors persistently dismiss as isolated incidents, have an ugly history in America inclusive of persistent denial by the very authorities charged with correcting lawlessness by law enforcers.
Philly pot arrests drop after decriminalization., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 27, 2016
Pot Decriminalization Saves Philadelphia Millions Decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana has saved the City of Philadelphia millions in enforcement costs. Equally important, decriminalization has saved thousands the costs of arrest and a criminal record/
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2010
Corporate Charters Get the Cash: Philadelphia Charter School Battle Casts Shadow Nationwide Public education reform advocates extol the benefits of charter schools but a battle in Philadelphia pitting a professed reform-minded schools superintendent against an innovative charter school exposes issues often ignored. This battle carries consequence nationwide.
Protest outside office of Philly DA Seth Williams, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 26, 2016
Philadelphia DA Hammered Over Unethical Antics Hardline Philadelphia DA Seth Williams is being hammered by local news media for his failure to report thousands of dollars in 'gifts' for five years. Critics contend this lapse by Williams is hypocritical.
Brexit support sign in window of London home where author George Orwell once lived., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Brexit-Trump Comparisons Miss Key Points Embedded in the base of both the Brexit and Trump votes are strands of racism that too many analysts of all ideological stripes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean blithely dismiss.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 8, 2010
America Criticized For Human Rights Abuses Nations around the world recently criticized human rights abuses in America, mainly in the criminal justice system, during a United Nations human rights review.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 20, 2020
Wrong About Weed - Blacks & Marijuana Myths on 4/20 The myths that have mangled public understandings of marijuana are not limited to conservative whites. Many black leaders perpetuate falsehoods about pot. The pro-pot prohibition postures of many black leaders works to the detriment of the black community that is targeted for discriminatory anti-marijuana law enforcement.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 22, 2014
Bashing Critics Of Brutality Betrays Efforts To Help Police The tragic murders of two NYC policeman by an unbalanced career criminal is being exploited by conservative defenders of law enforcement to beat back mounting demands for more law enforcement against lawless law enforcers.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 16, 2011
Momma Grizzly Mauls Smokey The Bear Sarah Palin and other want the public to forget that playing with fire has destructive consequences. Outdoors enthusiast Palin should remember the message of Smokey The Bear: "Only you can prevent forest fires."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 23, 2012
Occupy The Justice Department Implicates Obama Administration Integrity Freeing political prisoners languishing in U.S. prisons plus ending deprivations like the death penalty, torture and mass incarceration are demands of the Occupy The Justice Department movement. Responding to these rightful demands is a key test of Obama Administration integrity.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 29, 2012
Student Photographer's Arrest: Snapshot of Systemic Abuse The arrest of a student photographer in Philadelphia for simply photographing police in public again highlights disturbing issues of police abuse and prosecutors condoning that abuse -- also evident in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Report Underscores Ticking Time Bomb Of US Nuke Power Plants Nuclear power plants once heralded as a panacea for producing pollution free electricity in America hold dangerous potentials for devastation across the United States according to a new report on 14 'near misses' at U.S. plants.
Hey Bill and Hillary: When You Point A Finger, Three Point At You, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Clintonian Political Calculus And The Culture Of Hooey Former President Bill Clinton is fudging facts regarding his actions and mainly inactions on the issue of addressing racism in law enforcement during his two terms in the Oval Office. Forgotten facts about Clinton's actions place contemporary claims by him and his presidential candidate wife in an unflattering light.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 24, 2010
Prison Populism? Tea Party Populists Keep the Races Divided for the Benefit of the Rich Glen Beck and others engaged in race-baiting are blinding desperate people to the realities that are bashing them economically.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 11, 2013
Light on the Dark Side of Dorner's Rampage The murderous rampage by a fired LAPD officer magnifies two persistent problems with news media coverage: mangling context regarding police brutality and missing the role prosecutors play in perpetuating the brutality problem.
Williams and Philly FOP prez in better times., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Ethically Challenged Philly DA Exits Reelection Race Combative Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams stunned that city recently with an announcement that he would not seek reelection in the wake of scandals spinning around him for ethics violations and selective prosecution claims.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Obama Failed To Deliver Long-Overdue Apology To Mandela America played a despicable role in helping white racists perpetuate apartheid rule in South Africa. That assistance included helping apartheid authorities arrest Nelson Mandela in 1962. When President Obama spoke at Mandela's memorial he missed an opportunity to right historic wrongs of America in South Africa.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 1, 2013
Philadelphia Judge Controversy: Cover-up of Bedroom Connection The failure of a Philadelphia judge presiding in a high-profile police abuse case to reveal he is married to a policewoman highlights the role of judges in the dynamic of lenient treatment that perpetuates police brutality.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 16, 2018
Philly's Top Cop Flops - Again - Backing Bigotry By Boys In Blue The Police Commissioner of Philadelphia is facing mounting criticism for his blanket defense of the PPD officers who arrested two black men for simply sitting inside a Starbucks located in a ritzy section of the downtown area. White customers in the coffee shop said the black men did nothing to merit the arrest.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 29, 2014
Pa Prosecutors Parry on Prejudice Two top prosecutors in Pennsylvania are engaged in a war-of-words over allegations that race prejudice tainted a political corruption probe forcing cancellation of that probe. Yet both of these prosecutors have track records of failing to fulfill a fundamental duty of prosecutors: seek justice not just convictions.
Jeff blows an Alabama Hurricane, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 5, 2017
Malodorous Maelstrom Surrounds AG Jeff Sessions The failure of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reveal his contacts with a key Russian diplomat during or after his Senate confirmation hearing carries the stench of a fart that an orchestrated cover-up cannot dissipate.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Not A Video Game: Grand Theft - The Constituion Misappropriating the U.S. Constitution for partisan posturing is the latest game being played by the GOP -- another stunt with debilitating consequences for American democracy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2012
White Sheets Surrounding Florida Teen's Slaying The suspicious fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a town watch operative with a checkered past raises twin issues of race and wrong-headed legislation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Trump Exposes His Ignorance and Intolerance - Again Miscues on race continue to plague President Donald Trump. Those miscues are either mistakes arising from ignorance or actions reflecting a profound intolerance. The miscues are unacceptable regardless of origin.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 9, 2011
'Alley Cat' Ethics and Other Antics Ethics reform looks good in news headlines but the true measure is protecting victims from abuse. The track record in Philadelphia of officials abusing the victims of municipal corruption undercuts claims of meaningful ethics reform.
President Trump (r) with Judge Gorsuch (l), From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 27, 2017
Judge Neil Gorsuch's Hiring Practices: Privilege or Prejudice? The federal judge that President Trump has nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court has failed to hire a single African-American, Hispanic or Native American as a law clerk in his office.
Police brutality, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2015
Police Brutality Binds Protests In DC And Paris Abuses by police from false arrests to fatal shootings is an issue of long-standing in both America and France. Those two allied nations that justify their foreign military incursions on the need to enforce the rule of law rarely enforce their own laws against brutal police.
Dr. Maria Borego, one of the Cuban doctors working at the Saleh Hospital serving Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 29, 2014
Sea Change In US-Cuba Relations Makes Waves Deep In Desert The historic change in relations between the U.S. and Cuba created expectations among many in Algeria that the U.S. would adopt a tougher stance on its staunch ally Morocco, pressuring Morocco to comply with United Nations mandates to end its illegal occupation of the 'Last Colony' in Africa - the Western Sahara.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 3, 2014
Police Seek To Censor College Commencement Ceremony National police union bashes Goddard College for not blocking the selection of "cop killer" Mumia Abu-Jamal as a commencement speaker.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 1, 2011
General Strike Rocks Nation: Workers Across Britain Confront Conservative Austerity Demands Two million public sector workers across Britain sent a message to the conservative led government through a general strike triggered by the government's plans to reduce pension benefits and raise the retirement age.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 5, 2014
U.S. Senate Uses Abu-Jamal to 'Tar' Obama Nominee The U.S. Senate vote to reject President Obama's nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department trashed the 'rule of law' and established a dangerous climate for lawyers contemplating handling contentious cases.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 21, 2011
New Campaign To Flush Corporate Control From Congress A new direction in the 'Occupy' movement sweeping America seeks to occupy Congress with new members next year -- members beholding to 'the people' not wealthy corporations and individuals.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 25, 2010
Prosecutors Perpetuate Prejudice in Jury Selection Racial prejudice still pervades the jury selection practices of prosecutors in the U.S. according to a detailed examination contained a recent report released by the Equal Justice Initiative.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 4, 2012
News Media Blind Again to GOP Racism Mainstream media coverage of the RNC always includes stories purportedly examining the issue of race prejudice practiced by the Republican Party. But that coverage consistently misses a prime example of RNC prejudice: the exclusion of black-owned businesses.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 26, 2010
Philly Knows Better: Republican Scam Machine Again Tries to Smear Obama and Black Activists as Racists The right-wing attack on alleged intimidation of white voters in Philadelphia by the New Black Panther Party is another bogus attempt to morph a molehill into a mountain for political gain...and prejudicial impact.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 28, 2014
Robert P. McColloch Personifies Misconduct by Prosecutors St. Louis County top prosecutor Robert P. McColloch has a sordid history of abusing legal protections in his campaigns to convict innocent persons and absolve guilty police officers. McColloch's actions in the clearing of Officer Darren Wilson are all too typical of this prosecutor who bends rules to reach predetermined results arising from flawed, often biased opinions.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 18, 2013
American News Media Ignores Critical Media Scandal An epic David-besting-Goliath story involving the unraveling of billionaire media baron Rupert Murdoch's English newspaper empire is a story curiously ignored by an American corporate media.
Screen shot of Nubian Jak 3D phone app, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 2, 2017
An Afro-American History phone app from Britain - Really? Two Brits have created an engaging smart phone app based on Black History in the United States.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Kafkaesque Parole Practices Ruin Lives New Jersey State Parole personnel have place Daryl Brooks in a Kafkaesque predicament - admit guilt for a crime he denies committing or return to prison for that crime that already cost him three years in prison. The parole abuse of Brooks is not an isolated incident.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 28, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Rights Wrong On Juvenile Lifers Sending children who commit crimes resulting in death to prison for the rest of their lives is a cruel punishment. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled juvenile life without parole sentences are unconstitutional.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2010
For Biased Judges Even White Doesn't Make Judicial antics in a Philadelphia case highlight serious problems in American justice system.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2012
Pa Judge's Ruling Revives 'Taxation Without Representation' A Pennsylvania judge upheld that state's controversial Voter ID law setting the stage for an appeal to the PA Supreme Court in this case drawing national attention. Opponents term the new law 'voter suppression' a charge given credence by a top PA Republican legislator who said the law will help Romney win Pennsylvania.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sadism in the Cell: Thanks to a Vindictive Prison System, Abu-Jamal is Still in 'The Hole' The punitive onslaught against prison journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal continues with authorities removing him from death row but placing him in disciplinary confinement of 'The Hole.' This onslaught proves Abu-Jamal is a political prisoner.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Trump Onslaught On Hispanic Judge: Discriminatory Deja Vu The race-based verbal assaults by Donald Trump on a federal judge of Hispanic ancestry resemble racist onslaughts against the first federal judge of Hispanic ancestry 55-years ago.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Obama's Terror War Misses Domestic Targets An insidious form of domestic terrorism ravishing thousands of governmental employees in America escapes targeting in the vaulted War on Terrorism because its as American as apple pie.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 25, 2011
"occupy London" Starts Church Row Money issues of who-gets-what drives 'Occupy' movement worldwide and in London a unique money issue pits the "Occupy London Stock Exchange" effort against the historic St. Paul's Cathedral.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Does Shaq Support Censorship - He Slam Dunks Film on Famed Inmate The Newark movie complex co-owned by famed basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal cancelled the screening of a documentary film prompting cries of censorship. This film examines imprisoned author/activist/journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, uniquely focusing on the 'who' of Abu-Jamal unlike the 'whodunit' crime focus of prior films on this contentious case.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 27, 2012
Games Played on Poor at London 2012 Olympics British leaders pledged to help that nation's poor, particularly in London, when winning the award for the London 2012 Olympics. But that disappeared as fast as an Olympic sprinter. The billions spent on Olympic preparations bypassed the poor.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 31, 2010
Righting an Ugly Wrong: Compassion or Crass Politics Credit Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour for righting the horrific wrong of the Scott sisters serving double life sentences for an $11 robbery but question the real motive.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 6, 2012
Conservative English Officials Ignore Lessons of 2011 Riots The August 2011 riots rocked England body and soul. But Britain's conservative leaders have failed to heed lessons from those destructive outbursts. Officials refuse to reverse 'austerity' measures that are producing misery in living standards and crackdown on police abuse which triggered the riots.
Hollywood-sign, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 26, 2016
Hollywood's Big Lie - Past Haunts Present Top Hollywood producers promised the NAACP 74-years ago that they would improve movie roles for blacks and reduce racist stereotypes in movies. That promise was never kept. The failure to keep the promise pollutes the movie industry today and is an element of the controversy surrounding the 2016 Academy Awards.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 31, 2013
Film Provides Rare Glimpse of the Real Mumia Abu-Jamal The new film "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal" focuses on the 'Who' of this man at the center of an international movement to secure his release from prison. The focus on the 'Who' not the whodunit aspect of this controversial case is unique.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 24, 2012
Secret Scheme To Sabotage Abu-Jamal's Appeal Rights The formal resentencing of Mumia Abu-Jamal from death row to life-without-parole contained secrecy that both violated court rules and potentially sabotaged his future appeal rights.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 14, 2012
Cop Corruption Blues: Red Flags & Black Marks Corruption within police departments is endemic not isolated. The failures of police officials and prosecutors to consistently crackdown on this misconduct spurs its continuance.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Surprisingly Bigots Back Black History Month Observance Recent offensive remarks from two Republicans positioning themselves for presidential campaigns in 2010 highlight the need for Black History Month that seeks to correct inaccurate accounts.

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