June 16, 2012

Vallejo Bully case update, President Obama, Immigrants and more

We will be talking to Ladonna Williams again about the recent developments concerning her daughter who was bullied and suffered physical and emotional injuries. After getting some local media attention, prosecutors have changed their tune in regards to the bully but Ms. Williams believes more needs to be done. Check out her petition to get justice for her daughter. http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/stop-bullying-now-2

 Other News: Should the Black community began to start recruiting and preparing the next crop of Black leaders? What are some of the things we can do to improve our political situation in the U.S.? After it is was reported that support for President Obama was slipping among Black voters in North Carolina, he stops deporting undocumented immigrants. John McCain is garbage. Why I am at odds with his reasoning for opening Senate investigation into President Obama's "Kill List"

June 15, 2012

Political Prisoner Radio - Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin formerly H. Rap Brown

Guest: Sis. Karima Al-Amin is an attorney at law and the wife of political prisoner Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin. In addition to her private practice, Mrs. Al-Amin continues to work with attorneys in appealing her husband’s conviction and in working on his civil lawsuits challenging First Amendment and religious violations. Mrs. Al-Amin is a member of several legal and community organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Clarkston Business Association, and the Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers (GAML).

Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, became involved in the civil/human rights movement as early as 1962 and as a result of his activism, speech-making, and 1967 election as Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the U.S. made him a target of COINTELPRO. On April 11, 1968, the “Rap Brown” Federal Anti-Riot Act against dissent was passed, making it illegal to travel from one state to another, write a letter, make a telephone call, or speak on radio or television with the “intent” to encourage any person to participate in a riot.

Imam Al-Amin traveled from 1976 through 2000 to conferences and conventions worldwide and served on boards of major Islamic organizations, continued to work to improve communities in the inner cities of the United States, and served as a broker of peace treaties with street organizations.

 Imam Al-Amin was sentenced to life without parole in March 2002, is held in tortuous solitary confinement, and continues to appeal his GA conviction as he maintains his innocence of the murder and assault of two Fulton County Georgia deputies. More info is available at http://freeimamjamil.org.
iPetition: Move Imam Jamil Al-Amin/H. Rap Brown Back to Georgia

June 14, 2012

Ending the Drug War w/ Peter Christ (LEAP)

Guest: Peter Christ retired as a police captain after a 20-year career enforcing drug laws. From the beginning, Peter believed "the drug war can never be won and it is doing more harm than good." After retiring in 1989, Peter began speaking out publicly against that War. Peter originated the idea of creating LEAP, a drug policy reform group of current and former members of law enforcement modeled on "Vietnam Veterans Against the War". In 2002, after four years of Peter's preparation, LEAP finally emerged as a viable international nonprofit educational organization.

Drug Policy Related News:

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON LEAP: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is a non-profit organization - www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com - formed by cops, judges and others in the criminal justice system who believe the War on Drugs has been an expensive failure that has only made our nation's tragic drug problem worse.

June 10, 2012

Employment Talk - The Importance Of Professional Connections

The Importance Of Professional Connections
  • The main ways people connect in today’s time: Social Media and it’s overall impact and cost, individually and as a society.
  • What professional networking is and tips on doing it; general tips and tips specifically for those seeking employment, recent graduates and for those who are shy.
  • Explaining the importance of and demystifying the utilization of LinkedIn for Professional networking.

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