In America, some people are charged with a crime without any credible investigation and proof, then put into jail and left there for a long time awaiting trial – despite their protests that they are innocent… That happened to a poor 16 year old black kid named Kalief Browder, who was detained in Reikers Island jail over 3 years awaiting trial with a bail of $10,000 that neither he nor his family could afford.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Thirty-two states in the union have recognized marriage equality, doubled from a year ago, and more than sixty-one percent of Americans live in marriage equality states. Despite this rapid progress around the country, Michigan lags behind as the people of our state impatiently wait for justice.
My name is Alvin Parham and I am 45 years old. My story starts as an unbelievable experience. I never frequented going to the doctor’s office for annual check-ups because I always felt I was in excellent health. I never had an ailment; not as much as a cold besides an occasional headache due to sinus; so I thought.
The Black Press – Soldiers Without Swords is an award winning documentary from 1999. it is the story of African American journalism from the mid 19th through the mid-20th centuries and the ongoing struggle against censorship and discrimination.
Is the Voting Rights Act of 1965 a racial entitlement or a necessary legal protection?
By Steve Horton
Time will tell how history judges the recent comment by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia that a continuation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 would be a “perpetuation of racial entitlement”. That act sought to end the legal loopholes and governmental practices that had effectively kept African Americans from the ballot box, disenfranchising them both as voters and as office holders.