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Alice Bernstein interview with the late Rev. Addie L. Wyatt

The Rev. Addie L. Wyatt – – an advocate for workers rights and civil rights – –
died Wednesday at the age of 88 after a long illness, said her adminstrative aide.

Wyatt, who was the first female president of a local chapter of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, worked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Improvement Association in Alabama and endured violent opposition during marches with King in Chicago in the 1960s.

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April 6, 2012 Posted by | Gospel Truth | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why are millions of Americans locked up? By Bryan Stevenson, Special to CNN



Bryan Stevenson is executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based nonprofit that provides legal representation for indigent defendants and for people it believes have been denied justice in the courts.

He is a professor of clinical law at New York University Law School. Stevenson spoke at the TED2012 Conference this month in Long Beach, California. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading,” which it makes available through talks posted on its website.

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Video Credit: CNN.COM

March 11, 2012 Posted by | Eye on Justice | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Number rises to 37 and counting as Tornadoes leaves death and destruction from Kentucky to Georgia


As tornadoes raced across several states it decimated West Liberty, Kentucky; Henryville, Indiana; Harrisburg, Illinois while making its way to Madison County, Meridianville & Huntsville, Alabama; Ooltewah, Tennessee; Ohio; Harveyville, Kansas [20 miles SW of Topeka]; Buffalo, Branson & Stoddard County, Missouri; and Paulding County, Georgia. By the time the powerful storm system faded, 37 lives were lost.

The death toll included:
 Kentucky = 22
 Indiana = 10
 Ohio = 03
 Alabama = 01
 Georgia = 01

A 20 month-old girl was found alone in a field Friday night in Salem, about 20 miles west of Henryville. She is the lone survivor in her immediate family, which consisted of her parents and two siblings, ages 3 years and two months, respectively.
About 250 National Guard troops were deployed in Indiana, with 220 more dispatched to Morgan County, Kentucky according to state officials.

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March 4, 2012 Posted by | Community News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment