By Andrew Gumbel In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville visited the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to observe first-hand the effects of a peculiar — and, at the time, entirely novel…
Bernie Sanders is the former mayor of Burlington, Vt., an advocate for campaign finance reform and single payer health insurance, and the only avowed socialist in the U.S. Senate.
By Sarah Lazare
The more than 40 year solitary confinement of “Angola Three” inmate Albert Woodfox “amounts to torture and it should be lifted immediately,” declared UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez in a sweeping indictment Monday of inhumanity and abuse in U.S. prisons.
By Jacob Sullum|
Last March Mother Jones, which usually inveighs against the war on drugs, discovered its inner prohibitionist, warning that “More Cocaine Could Soon Be on Our Streets, Thanks to the Sequester.”
Whatever the result of the current governmental stalemate, one thing is certain: The ongoing crisis of workers in general and the African American working class and poor in particular will continue unabated.
By Liliana Segura
I don’t know how many times I heard the same robotic voice speak these words since last fall. I was researching the story of Timothy McKinney, a Memphis man facing his third death-penalty trial for the killing of an off-duty police officer in 1997.
Former Cape Verde President Pedro Pires and current St. Vincent Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will be the two keynote speakers at the upcoming Institute of the Black World symposium on “Democracy & Development in Africa & the Caribbean” to be held at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in Washington DC on Oct. 17 & 18.