In 1992, the United States ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which requires that juvenile imprisonment focus on rehabilitation, but the U.S. reserved the right to sentence juveniles to life without parole in extreme cases involving the most hardened of criminals -- the worst of the worst.…
Like most people I am surprised when I receive a letter in the mail the old fashioned way: with a postage stamp, delivered to my front door. It took me a few moments to realize it was from a young person I hadn't seen since…
Jamie Scott is still enduring a massive headache -- around her forehead and in the temples for weeks. The vomiting has stopped but she is currently experiencing diarrhea after eating each meal. She is being treated for a sinus… Continue
Attorney Carolyn House Stewart, International President
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) -- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will embark upon a national multi-year campaign to educate and enlighten the community about how to manage asthma through its Asthma Prevention and Management Initiative. The program will be launched in Tampa on October 20 as part of National Head Start Awareness Month. The Sorority will then galvanize thousands of members who will fan out… Continue
You have to believe that somebody really had it in for the Scott sisters, Jamie and Gladys. They have always insisted that they had nothing to do with a robbery that occurred near the small town of Forest, Miss., on Christmas Eve in 1993. It was not the kind of crime to cause a stir. No one was hurt and perhaps $11 was taken.
Jamie was 21 at the time and Gladys just 19. But what has… Continue
Sara Kruzan grew up in Riverside, California. She is bi-racial. She was raised by her mother, a Caucasian, who was addicted to drugs and abusive to Sara. Sara was placed in foster care as a teen. Sara has met her African-American father only three times in her life because he has been in prison serving time for serious felony convictions.
Since the age of 9, Sara has suffered from severe depression for which she has been hospitalized… Continue