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January 21, 2018

Archives for October 2017

Tell Emory University Hospital to do the surgery

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.

Texans owner on NFL protests: “We can’t have inmates running the prison”

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

KFI radio host Bill Handel called U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson a derogatory slur on air-Demand iHeartMedia immediately fire Bill Handel!

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

Sign the petition: Disbar Sessions!-Alabama State Bar must take away Jeff Sessions’ license to practice law.

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

Join me in making sure that Thomas Farr isn’t given the power of the federal bench

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

We Need to Shame These Politicians- Part 1

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

Michigan State Police director Kriste Kibbey Etue called Black athletes “degenerates.”

“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

Black women are the future of criminal justice reform

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

Stop whitewashing the anthem protests-Tell the NFL: Support the players’ platform for racial equality and Unity Month

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

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