2021-12-29: News Headlines

Staff (2021-12-28). Angela Davis on Imagining New Worlds, the Campaign to Free Mumia and the Biden Presidency. democracynow.org World-renowned author, activist and professor Angela Davis talks about navigating the pandemic and an inadequate two-party political system during a time of racial uprising in the United States. She also talks about imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Biden presidential campaign and the protests that erupted from the police killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

Editor (2021-12-28). Book Review: Mumia Abu-Jamal's 'Have Black Lives Ever Mattered'. mronline.org Though he's spent the last 35 years incarcerated—and at least thirty of those years in isolation on death row, Mumia Abu-Jamal has remained steadfast in his activism, especially in regards to police brutality, criminal punishment, and black liberation.

Ann Brown (2021-12-28). Black Kansas Teen Cedric Lofton Died In Juvenile Jail While Being Restrained: Ruled A Homicide. moguldom.com A Dec. 27 autopsy report has determined that 17-year-old Cedric Lofton's death was a homicide, contradicting an earlier finding that the Black teenager had not suffered life-threatening injuries while in police custody in a juvenile detention facility, NPR reported. Lofton was taken into police custody on Sept. 24 on suspicion of battery against police officers in Wichita, …

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