Author Archives: nancy a heitzeg

The Myth of the 99 Percent

from The Root: Instead of labeling the majority, let’s build real coalitions for change, says Farai Chideya So where do we begin? We begin by searching our souls, extending ourselves to those different from us, and telling our stories. During this election year and beyond, we need social reporting tools…

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Death Penalty Dropped

From The Root: After 30 years of legal battles in what is perhaps the nation’s most famous and racially charged death-penalty case, Philadelphia prosecutors announced today that they will end their battle to seek the death penalty for former Black Panther and one-time journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal in the 1981 murder…