Rodreisha L. Russaw first heard about Jim Kennedy Jr.'s missing organs from a colleague of hers at the coalition, Alabamians for Fair Justice last year. Kennedy had been killed while doing time in an Alabama prison. Officials notified the family of his death some four days after his death. That was bad. But not as bad as a call one of Kennedy's family members received from the funeral home. They wanted to know if the family was aware that all of their loved one's organs were missing. 

Some of the inmates are refusing to do their daily jobs until their demands are met.

The FBI has launched an investigation into the judge who issued a firm sentence of two to four years for Meek Mill in a probation violation case that has prompted nationwide protests.


If you are a Black person living in America, then this headline from Monday’s New York Times may be jarring, but not truly shocking: 1.5 Million Missing Black Men. What it addresses is the number of Black men aged 25-54 who are missing from daily life in our country, mostly due to early death or incarceration. […]


Indiana’s governor Mike Pence and state legislators did the right thing by amending the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill, which as presented to Pence for signing, left an apparent loophole that would allow for discrimination based on the religious objections of say, a business owner or a service provider, for example. The LGBT […]

As we recall the civil rights gains that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked so hard for, noted legal scholar Michelle Alexander claims there’s still a long way to go before blacks achieve true social equality. SEE ALSO: Will Obama Outsmart Everyone? In her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, […]

Lisa Ling has covered a range of topics on her documentary series “Our America,” from underage sex trafficking to the difficulties of being gay and Christian. Now, the 38-year-old journalist is taking on the issue of black male incarceration. In an episode titled “Incarceration Generation,” Ling will explore the disproportionate number of black men behind […]

Many of us have seen the dismal statistics for Black males in America. African American men are at the bottom of the barrel in nearly every category of life, including healthcare, education, incarceration, and unemployment. Many of us raise our Black boys with little to no understanding of how many of these statistics are perpetuated […]

Yet another troubling study of African-American males has been released — this one will surely make you cringe. According to a new study of North Carolina inmates, Black men are half as likely to die at any given time if they’re in prison than if they aren’t. The study claims that Black prisoners are protected […]