Jazz Hayden: If we are going to end the daily slaughter of black youth in this country we are going to have to hold the police civilly and criminally personally liable for all of their actions.
Joseph "Jazz" Hayden is the founder and CEO of Still Here Harlem Productions and its offshoot AllThingsHarlem.com. He is also the initiator of the Campaign To End The New Jim Crow, a campaign to build a national movement to end mass incarceration and to build caring communities.
Dave Zirin: She is our Jordan. She is our Jim Brown. She is our Babe Ruth, calling his shots. She is no longer content to dodge bullets, but understands how to stop them. Serena is that rare athlete who has not only mastered her sport. She’s harnessed it.
Edward Wasserman: We now inhabit a world where the volume of personal data that’s routinely gathered by anonymous vendors is immeasurably greater and says much more about us than Clarence Thomas’s mere video rental records do.
Robert Reich: California’s property taxes are already much lower than the national average. So even if corporations pay their full share, they’re still getting a great deal.