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Bryan Stevenson’s Masterful TED Talk Challenges America’s Judicial System

Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson

Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s insightful TED speech from 2012 eloquently discusses the injustices of our current incarceration system and encourages us all to help change it.  If you haven’t seen it previously, GBN guarantees the above video is fully worth twenty three minutes of your time.  To learn more about Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, click here.  

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson; contributions by Gabriel Ryder

NAACP Steps Up Fight to End Death Penalty in Maryland

The national president and chief executive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Ben Jealous. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

The national president and chief executive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Ben Jealous. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

The NAACP is stepping up its fight to end the death penalty in the state of Maryland by vowing to mount its largest-ever effort in a state that has played a historic role in the civil rights movement, according to the Baltimore Sun.  NAACP President Ben Jealous said that the organization has made ending the death penalty in Maryland a top priority in its more broader campaign to end capital punishment altogether in America.

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