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Reasoning, rebel music and Raging Fyah: The interview

Rarely in the annals of music history has a reggae band resonated with such resounding popularity worldwide as Raging Fyah, from Kingston, Jamaica. The fact that Everlasting, the band’s third album, was nominated for this year’s Grammy award for Best Reggae […]

Reasoning, rebel music and Raging Fyah: The interview

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Rarely in the annals of music history has a reggae band resonated with such resounding popularity worldwide as Raging Fyah, from Kingston, Jamaica. The fact that Everlasting, the band’s third album, was nominated for this year’s Grammy award for Best Reggae […]

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Capital Punishment: The times they are a changin’

Hey Gov. McAuliffe: A Democratic standard-bearer would grant Morva mercy In 2017, The Times They Are A-Changin’ is more than just a prophetic Bob Dylan song (and album) riffing on social change,

Civilized, Constitution-loving Californians will continue capital punishment fight

The biggest lie about Proposition (“Prop”) 66, California’s poorly drafted new death penalty law – only missing another “6” in numbering to be properly identified as the devil’s spawn

John Steinbeck’s “In Dubious Battle” can help us navigate social discord

Rarely since the Great Depression has our country been as polarized and angry as it is today. On television, in newspapers, on social media, around the office water cooler,

Life without parole for Hitler?

In a blood-thirsty column clamoring for faster executions in the United States, John Steele Gordon, a writer specializing in financial and business history, asserts: “Had Hitler been captured alive, would anyone

Ronald Bert Smith: Is Alabama torturing its prisoners?

Is Alabama hiding evidence it tortured two of its citizens? Before Ronald Bert Smith’s corpse grew cold – following his patently botched execution by lethal injection on December 8, 2016 – authorities

Conscientious justice-loving Alabamians need to speak up

Appointed February 13 by ousted “Love Gov” and misdemeanant Robert Bentley, Alabama’s Attorney General (AG) Steven Marshall is new on the job. This could, in theory, be one reason AG Marshall is

Nothing is fair about Alabama’s “Fair Justice Act”

Tied for seventh among states with the most exonerated defendants according to a February 2016 report by the National Registry of Exonerations, Alabama’s unsatisfied; it’d like to be much, much

Ghoulishness envelops Arkansas’ mass execution schedule

Ghoulishness envelops Arkansas’ decision to pump deadly drugs into eight men over the next fortnight. Although two of the eight scheduled executions have definitively been stayed and a temporary

Don Carlos: Twenty minutes with the reggae legend

With his signature sweet voice and a successful career spanning over four decades, Don Carlos is unquestionably a legendary figure in reggae music. The worldwide appeal of Carlos’ unique

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