“Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 10/21/2018 at 7:00 PM (EST) our guest was Activist, Documentary Filmmaker, Jason Black. Mr. Black was back for part II of our discussion, on his third and latest project for Black Channel Films “Race War”.
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Top Civil Rights Attorney Offers Compelling Argument on Why the Justice System Is an Expensive Continuation of Slavery and Jim CrowBy Elliot Booker — 4 years ago
May 22, 2016 | Posted by Ricky Riley
On Friday’s episode of PBS NewsHour, in the latest installment of their “Broken Justice” series, attorney and activist Bryan Stevenson talks about mass incarceration and his Equal Justice Initiative that advocates for prison reform in the U.S.
Stevenson tells NewsHour that many states have fallen short in their effort to make amends for damage to Black communities caused by mass incarceration. The increase in probation and parole supervision are not the proper fixes needed, he said.
In Stevenson’s interview, he goes on to say:
“Well, I think it’s a continuation of using crime narrative to control social and political dynamics that can’t be controlled in more legitimate ways.
And we created this so-called war on drugs, and we targeted people of color, and we got everybody to buy into the fact that if we don’t put these dangerous people into jails and prisons, we are non-safe. And that’s how we went nationwide from a prison population of about 300,000 in the 1970s to 2.3 million today. And now we have the highest rate of incarceration in the world …
I think people realize that we’re spending way too much money on jails and prisons. And I think that’s true in Alabama. It’s true nationwide. We went from $6 billion spent on jails and prisons in the United States in 1980 to $80 billion last year.”Post Views: 634
Time for an Awakening with Bro.Elliott, 5/03/20 guest Activist, Journalist, Playwright, And U.S. Correspondent to the Herald (Zimbabwe’s National Newspaper) Obi Egbuna JrBy Elliot Booker — 6 months ago
“Time for an Awakening” for Sunday 05/03/2020 at 7:00 PM our guest was Activist, Journalist, Playwright, and U.S. Correspondent to the Herald (Zimbabwe’s National Newspaper) Obi Egbuna Jr. With Black communities in the U.S being hit hard by Covid-19, should Blacks demand of their leadership a public health policy to aid their communities directly? Our guest Mr. Egbuna, is active in both Cuba and Venezuela, expounded on these issues and how it directly relates to our struggle here in the U.S.Post Views: 641
“Time for an Awakening”with Bro.Elliott Fri.10-18-20 guest Phila. Activist Jihad Ahmed and N.O.I Captain Dennis MuhammadBy Elliot Booker — 1 year ago
“Time For An Awakening” for Friday 10/18/2019 at 8:00 PM (EST) our guests was Activist, Radio host, Jihad Ahmed and N.O.I Captain Dennis Muhammad. Both our guest gave us details on what they plan to accomplish in “Establishing a Culture of Peace” for targeted Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Catch Jihads program “Acres of Diamonds” Mondays at 6:00pm – 8:00pm https://www.timeforanawakening.com/Post Views: 2,078