By Associated Press, Published: March 16
SANFORD, Fla. — After listening to recordings of 911 calls Friday night, the family of a black teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer say they’re more convinced than ever that the shooter should be charged. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the family, told reporters…Read full post
Host Michael Coard is a criminal defense attorney with more than 15 years of trial experience, specializes in murder cases and formerly worked at the Charles W. Bowser Law Center after having served as Legal Counsel for State Senator Hardy Williams. He received his degree in law from Ohio State University and his undergraduate degrees in English Education and Political Science from Cheyney University.
After more than 30 years in the chambers of death, political prisoner…Read full post
Hear Mumia’s first LIVE radio interview since his transfer off of death row below.
I was happy to be a guest on “The Radio Courtroom” on 900AM WURD. Hear our interview below. Mumia Abu Jamal was scheduled to be on the same show. Michael Coard was able to conduct Mumia’s first LIVE radio interview since his removal from Death Row. That interview is track two below (scroll to bottom of this post), and Michael Coard and I speak on track one. Both segments are very powerful.
Jada Williams, a 13-year old student in Rochester, New York, wrote an essay comparing and contrasting her school experience in 2012 to the educational challenges described in “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass“.
On Saturday, February 18, 2012, the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York presented the first Spirit of Freedom award to Jada Williams, a 13-year old city of Rochester student. Miss Williams wrote an essay on her impressions of Frederick…Read full post
Overall, African-American students are 3-1/2 times more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers. And 70 percent of students arrested or referred to law enforcement for disciplinary infractions are Black or Latino, according to a sweeping study released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
One in five African-American boys – and one in 10 African-American girls – was suspended from school during the study period, the…Read full post
Jillian Maldonado is a 29-year-old student at the Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center and an Avon sales representative who earns $300 a week. On most nights, she takes the D train from her classes in Manhattan back to her third-floor apartment in the South Bronx. It’s a tough neighborhood. A few months ago she heard gunshots outside her window.
Once home, Maldonado cooks dinner. She cleans up. She helps her 9-year-old son, Nelson, with his homework. Then the single mother and her son bundle up and…Read full post