Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the studio by Daryl Atkinson to talk about mass incarceration's impact on America. Atkinson is a senior staff attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out from Jail on New Pennsylvania Law Silencing Prisoners
democracynow wrote: http://democracynow.org - Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is set to sign into law a bill critics say will trample the free speech rights of prisoners. Last week, lawmakers openly said they passed the legislation as a way to target one of the state's most well-known prisoners: journalist and former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in 1982 of killing of a Philadelphia police officer, but has long maintained his innocence.
There's a refugee crisis in Italy and there's hardly anyone talking about it. Over 150,000 Africans migrated across the Mediterranean for safety and thousands have died on their way. This is their story.
While it's a beautiful thing to celebrate suffragette Susan B. Anthony, we'd be remiss if we didn't call out her explicit exclusion of black people. "I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman." -Susan B. Anthony