On Sunday, 2-year-old A.J. from Atlanta, Georgia was rushed to the hospital for a treatment of an infection.1 He is awaiting a lifesaving kidney transplant surgery. However, Emory University Hospital is refusing to perform the surgery because they are punishing the father, Anthony Dickerson, who is a match to donate his kidney, for having a criminal record.
Archives for October 2017
While Roger Goodell and the NFL owners have been doing their best to be seen in public engaging with protesting players, behind closed doors it’s clear that Goodell and the owners are working hard to silence the players and their efforts at criminal justice reform. A new report revealed today that, at the recent NFL owners
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) was called a “whore” TWICE by KFI radio host Bill Handel — we need to have her back.1 After exposing Trump’s appalling and disrespectful remarks to a Gold Star widow, Myeshia Johnson, whose husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, was killed in Niger earlier this month, Rep. Wilson was repeatedly targeted by Trump
Jeff Sessions is a liar, a racist, and a white supremacist.Last week, Sessions testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and one thing is clear — enough is enough. Sessions’ entire political career has been to undo major progress hard fought and won from decades-long work by Black people and communities of color. And he
Tell Congress: No legal immunity for the gun industry The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas was a tragic reminder that we are never going to address the epidemic of gun violence in our country without breaking the gun lobby’s control of Congress. Fortunately, three Democrats – Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Rep.
Thomas Farr has been North Carolina’s chief defender of voting laws that a federal court said “target African Americans with almost surgical precision.” His nomination to the longest judicial vacancy in the nation comes at the expense of two highly-qualified African-American female judges who were blocked from even receiving a Committee hearing. Farr’s history of mistreatment of North
The gun lobby: See how much your representative gets By TYLER FISHER, SARAH FROSTENSON and LILY MIHALIK | 10/02/17 1:20 PM EDT Attention is being thrust back on the gun lobby as lawmakers give gun control measures a fresh look in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting – the deadliest in modern U.S. history. Gun rights groups overwhelmingly support
“Anti-American, degenerates.”That is what Michigan State Police director Kriste Kibbey Etue said in a Facebook post meme about Black athletes in the National Football League who have been bravely kneeling in protests against police brutality.1 As soon as news broke about the post, people including the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus started calling for her resignation. She
From sports celebrities like Colin Kaepernick and Michael Bennett to music artists like Jay-Z and Solange, Black people in positions of privilege are echoing the Movement for Black Lives call to end oppression within our criminal justice system. Momentum is building and each day brings us closer to ending the practices that drive mass incarceration. And
Once again, 45 has proven that Black people are nothing more than property to him. In response, athletes and individuals around the league and our country united to fight back. Now, we’re calling on owners to reject Trump’s words by doing more than linking arms with players but actually working to protect their safety, rights, and