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Double Life Sentences Suspended For Jamie and Gladys Scott!

Back in April 2009 I blogged about two sisters serving life sentences in Mississippi for a crime they did not commit. Thousands of us concerned bloggers and citizens wrote letters to Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi, signed petitions, alerted the media, and shared this atrocious wrongful conviction case in hopes that justice would be served….

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Liberty And Justice For All?

On August 17th 2009 The Supreme Court mandated a new evidentiary hearing in the case of Troy Anthony Davis. What this means is after sitting on death row for 18 years (and coming within hours of execution), Troy Davis will have the opportunity to prove his innocence in court. This is great news. People are…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States holiday marking the birthdate of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. It is one of four United States federal holidays to commemorate an individual person. King was the chief…

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Color of Change

Of course I signed the online petition in support of the Jena 6. I received the following email update from ColorOfChange.org: Dear Marenda, Thursday was a powerful day. From the thousands of people who packed the streets of Jena, to the thousands who took action all over the country, you stepped up as a community…

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The News Reeks with Stories of Britney Spears and OJ Simpson, What About Jena Six

No matter what channel you turn to we are bombarded with the latest developments in the new bizarre OJ Simpson case. We are informed of the most intimate details of Britney Spears’ divorce and career troubles….but no news on what is going on concerning the Jena Six in Louisiana. There are hundreds of bus caravans…

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Justice for the Jena Six

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” —Charles de Montesquieu A “white tree” at a high school… Nooses hanging from a “white tree” in protest of Black students sitting under the “white tree”… A White student beats up a Black student…