How Prisons are the Latest Form of Slavery

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by Rania Khalek There is one group of American workers so disenfranchised that corporations are able to get away with paying them wages that rival those of third-world sweatshops. These laborers have been legally stripped of their political, economic and social rights and ultimately relegated to second-class citizens. They are banned from unionizing, violently silenced […]

Black Men Aren’t the Only Ones Wrongfully Incarcerated

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Prison-issued toilet paper is what musician William Michael Dillon used to write down most of his songs, including “Black Robes and Lawyers,” which has just been released on iTunes. “I was arrested for murder on August 26, 1981, for a crime I didn’t commit,” Dillon tells his audience as he starts strumming his guitar. “I […]

Update on the Case of Rodney K. Stanberry

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. Rodney Stanberry was sent to prison for an attempted murder that he didn’t commit.  There is currently an international campaign to secure Rodney’s freedom, as the Your Black World Coalition is joining forces with Rodney’s other supporters to convince the District Attorney to re-open Rodney’s case.  We’ll keep […]

Supreme Court Releases Prisoners, But What Does It Mean?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld. The Supreme Court recently made a landmark ruling stating that the state of California is to immediately release nearly 1/3 of its prisoners.  Obviously, the non-violent offenders are the ones who have a chance to come home, but the move was a bold one to deal with the epidemic of […]

Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Orders Massive Reduction in California Prison Population

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World.   In a shocking and far-reaching ruling, the Supreme Court has ordered the state of California to significantly reduce it’s prison inmate population by 30,000 to deal with serious problems with health care and overcrowding.  They also ruled that federal judges should retain the power to oversee problematic […]