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The Flag for All Mississippians Coalition is a diverse group of citizens who have come together to support the creation of a state flag that represents all Mississippians regardless of their race, religion, education, or socio-economic status.
The Coalition is sponsoring the Flag for All Mississippians Act which will amend the Mississippi State Constitution and provide that: “The flag of the State of Mississippi shall not contain or include any reference to the Confederate army’s battle flag or to the Confederacy.” This change is being proposed using the initiative process, which will allow all Mississippians to decide on the issue. The Coalition will lead the effort to collect over 100,000 valid signatures in the next 3 to 6 months, which when successful, will put this issue on the ballot for a public vote.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF KENDRICK JOHNSON
41 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000 acre former slave plantation called Angola.
Peaceful, non-violent protest in the form of hunger and work strikes organized by inmates caught the attention of Louisiana’s elected leaders and local media in the early 1970s. They soon called for investigations into a host of unconstitutional and extraordinarily inhumane practices commonplace in what was then the “bloodiest prison in the South.”
Eager to put an end to outside scrutiny, prison officials began punishing inmates they saw as troublemakers.
At the height of this unprecedented institutional chaos, Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox, and Robert King were charged with murders they did not commit and thrown into 6x9 foot solitary cells. Wallace and King have since been released from custody.
Albert’s conviction has now been overturned three times, most recently in February of 2013 due to a finding of racial discrimination in the selection of his grand jury foreperson. The first two times judges cited racial discrimination, prosecutorial misconduct, inadequate defense, and suppression of exculpatory evidence
Write and show your support for Albert Woodfox, the last incarcerated member of the Angola 3.
David Wade Correctional Center, N1A3
670 Bell Hill Rd.
Homer, LA 71040
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Rev. Al Sharpton debates Dr. Cornell West
REPORT THREATS OF TERROR
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001