William Barber: A Victory for Racial Justice in North Carolina

As a national conversation about racial justice continues around the Trayvon Martin case, an historic decision was handed down in a North Carolina court today. In the first appeal under North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act, Judge Gregory A. Weeks of Cumberland County Superior Court commuted Marcus Robinson’s death sentence to life, citing evidence of “intentional [Read More…]

Where Hope Begins

Over breakfast this week, a young friend from the neighborhood—a guy who’s worked hard to overcome the odds against him—told me he gave his day’s pay to another guy on the corner. He did it in frustration, angry at his peer who was peddling dope to a grade school kid. “Hey, I gotta make my [Read More…]