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Mumia on December 18, 2014 with (from left) Heidi Boghosian, Keith Cook and Johanna Fernandez.

A Slow Death for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Thousands of Prisoners in America

Published in The Huffington Post   By Heidi Boghosian, New York City Attorney, and Johanna Fernandez, professor of History at Baruch College (CUNY)   What does it mean for hundreds of thousands of prisoners in [...]
Police in Ferguson, MO.

Obama Bans Some Military-style Equipment Provided to Police

By Associated Press In a surprise announcement coming nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is banning the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments [...]
Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Pledges Commitment to Reforming Criminal Justice

At Columbia University today, Hillary Clinton called for the end of the “era of mass incarceration.” During remarks at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum, Clinton outlined the criminal justice [...]
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

“Destiny’s Women”, Baptized by Fire, Seek Justice in Baltimore Who knows if you haven't come to power in the kingdom for such a time as this?

By Paul Cobb, Religion Editor   As Baltimore was burning from the conflagration ignited from the news of Freddie Gray’s death after being injured while in police custody, many women and men clergy members were [...]
Vice President Joe Biden swears in U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch as her father Lorenzo Lynch and husband Stephen Hargrove hold the Bible.

Loretta Lynch Sworn in as First Black Woman as Attorney General

By Post Staff After a highly politicized five-month battle, the new United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch – the first African American women to hold the position – was officially sworn in on Monday and [...]
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch, the Nation’s First Black Woman Attorney General Lynch no longer on hold, Holder no longer Held up in limbo, Obama and Lee Tell Senate to “Let My Attorney General go to lead Justice”

Finally, after 164 days on hold, Loretta E. Lynch was approved by the U.S. Senate to become the first African American woman to lead the nation as the top law enforcement officer.
Vice President Joe Biden made a visit to Oakland on Friday, April 10 and spoke with students, who are also military veterans, in PG&E's PowerPathway program, a six-week training that he says is important to advancing the national workforce. From left, IBEW Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell, PowerPathway student Elizabeth Torres, Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Libby Schaaf, and PG&E Chairman, CEO and President Tony Earley. Photo: Ashley Chambers.

Vice President Biden Visits Oakland, Praises PG&E Program Program Trains Veterans and Unemployed

Students in the PG&E PowerPathway workforce development program have the opportunity to gain the skills needed to work in the utility industry – as welders, linemen, gas service representatives, and other positions – building a [...]
People look at the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, "The Ark of Return", after the unveiling event at the U.N. headquarters in New York, March 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz.

UN Unveils Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

United Nations officials have unveiled a permanent memorial at the world body’s New York Headquarters to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade which they acknowledged was one of the most horrific tragedies [...]