Ex-cons Equal Second-class Citizens

"...the War on Drugs is the engine of mass incarceration as well as the primary cause of the gross racial disparity in the criminal justice system…." - The New Jim Crow

Ex-cons Equal Second-class Citizens

You are a young, black male just released from a U.S. prison and your home is in the inner city. The day should be a happy one for you. However, according to Michelle Alexander, the author of The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, the United States is a country that […]

From a Remote Village in Africa Emerges a Medical Visionary

Sixtus Z. Atabong. Author of My Fathers' Gift: How One Man's Purpose Became a Journey of Hope and Healing. Founder of Purpose Medical Mission. Neurosurgery Physician Assistant. Speaker. Cameroonian by birth. American in search of HOPE & PURPOSE.

From a Remote Village in Africa Emerges a Medical Visionary

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – Fontem, a remote village in Cameroon, West Africa, is a village where government corruption is as rampant as is poverty. A village where your “sink” is a river that is reachable via a long trek from your home where you drink glasses of water, wash your soiled clothes, bathe your […]

Wired: an FBI Story by Glenn Painter (Book Review)

The story of a convict turned FBI snitch is told from copious notes written in longhand -- no computer behind bars where convicts can pen their memoirs.

Wired: an FBI Story by Glenn Painter (Book Review)

Wired… an FBI Story: The Heroic Journey of Tommy Dye, from FBI Informant to Witness Protection, by Glenn Painter, is all about a simple request posed by the FBI to an incarcerated petty criminal named Tommy Dye. Dye was serving his sentence within one of the most dangerous prisons situated within the nation’s perimeter. Notwithstanding the […]

Saying Hello to Your Fellow Commuters

“I like what’s going on in peoples’ lives….For some strange  reason people describe so much of their lives when they’re sitting on the train.” --David Lee Crites

Saying Hello to Your Fellow Commuters

A plethora of fascinating personal life stories mysteriously lurk behind those multitude of faces we see every day on Amtrak trains, who, without uttering a solitary word, stare transfixed into their smart phones, sip caffeinated coffee from Styrofoam cups, methodically apply blush-on to pale cheeks,  and bite into a buttered roll carefully wrapped in cellophane. […]

Interracial Love in America’s South during the Jim Crow Era

“If people are allowed to be together in their daily lives I think they will be naturally attracted to one another and fall in love. I don’t think race should be a barrier. Love is the most natural way to bridge the racial divide.” -- Anne Moose

Interracial Love in America’s South during the Jim Crow Era

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]rkansas Summer: Love and Terror in the Jim Crow South, authored by Anne Moose, is categorized within the literary genre of historical fiction. This beautifully written novel is about an interracial love story set against the background of America’s South a few decades ago in the 1950s; it opens up our eyes and minds to […]