Coalition expresses support for NFL players, urges NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to engage

  A broad coalition of national racial and social justice organizations, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, recently sent a letter to National Football League(NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting a meeting to address how the League can meaningfully respond to the police shooting crisis and other racial disparities infecting the criminal justice system. The request … Continue reading Coalition expresses support for NFL players, urges NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to engage

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A ‘triple threat’ multimedia experience, Tavis Smiley’s ‘Death Of A King’ chronicles MLK’s prophetic life

https://www.facebook.com/harrybelafonte/posts/10155768551376168 Adhering to Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is universally regarded as a fervent fighter for peace, equality and justice. Believing Americans of all backgrounds should be judged for the content of their character, and not by the color of their skin, the Atlanta-born leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference sought to rid American, … Continue reading A ‘triple threat’ multimedia experience, Tavis Smiley’s ‘Death Of A King’ chronicles MLK’s prophetic life

Facing millions in fines, Arizona Dept. of Corrections records another suspicious suicide

Arizona Department of Corrections’ director, Charles Ryan, appeared before a Phoenix judge last week to address whether he tried to undermine a court order that prohibited retaliation against inmates who participated in a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in the state’s prisons. Plagued by years of litigation and allegations the state provides … Continue reading Facing millions in fines, Arizona Dept. of Corrections records another suspicious suicide

American disability, human rights advocate makes history at South Africa’s Comrades Marathon

History was made last month when Jean Marie Altomari became the first self-propelled, wheelchair athlete to complete the world’s greatest ultra-marathon, South Africa’s storied Comrades Marathon. “I stuck with it,” said Altomari, a Pennsylvania State Trooper that suffered a spinal-cord injury in 2010, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. “It was so much more amazing than I … Continue reading American disability, human rights advocate makes history at South Africa’s Comrades Marathon