Court: Mumia Abu-Jamal Deserves New Hearing; Florida Apologizes for Slavery

By The News Mar 26, 2008

Australia’s Racist Prisons Similar to U.S. Angela Davis notes that the disproportionate number of Aboriginal people in prisons is ten times that of the general population. With global trends mimicking the United States, prisons are being used as a receptacle for poor people of color. ABC News. ‘Planet B-Boy’ Shows Hip Hop World Following b-boys from France, Korea, and Japan, Benson Lee captures the global reach of hip hop in his new film, "Planet B-Boy." San Francisco Chronicle. Mumia Abu-Jamal to Get New Hearing A federal appeals court has ordered a new penalty hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther on death row. Associated Press. Former Black Panthers Moved From Solitary After 30 Years Two former Black Panthers, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, held in solitary confinement in a Louisiana prison since the 1970s have been moved to live with other inmates after a visit from U.S. Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who said he knew of evidence that they were wrongly convicted. Associated Press. Florida Apologizes for Slavery Bringing tears to Republicans and Democrates alike, the Florida Legislature recently passes a resolution that apologizes for the state’s "shameful" history of enslavement. New York Times.