mumia31.jpgmumia3.jpgMumia Abu-Jamal Loses Bid for Hearing
Pennsylvania’s highest appeals court has rejected a request by convicted killer Mumia Abu-Jamal (moo-MEE’-ah AH’-boo jah-MAHL’) for a hearing into his claims that witnesses in his case perjured themselves. (Continue Reading…)

Viacom’s BET to launch in the UK
Viacom’s BET Networks will launch in the UK next week as the Black entertainment network expands its global reach. BET will make its debut in Britain on February 28 to more than 8.8 million digital satellite homes on BSkyB, with a roster of U.S. shows. (Continue Reading…)

Gene studies confirm “out of Africa” theories
Two big genetic studies confirm theories that modern humans evolved in Africa and then migrated through Europe and Asia to reach the Pacific and Americas. The two studies also show that Africans have the most diverse DNA, and the fewest potentially harmful genetic mutations. (Continue Reading…)

The Drug War on African-Americans
As one who has written extensively on disparities in the criminal justice system, I am familiar with assorted statistics associated with selective prosecution. The Justice Policy Institute recently released a comprehensive study on the issues of race, poverty, unemployment and selective prosecution within the context of the so-called war on drugs. (Continue Reading…)

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