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Sep 21, 2020
Voting from Jail Is a Right, and Now a Reality in Chicago
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A year ago, Illinois passed a law requiring all jails to ensure that pre-trial detainees have an opportunity to vote. Chicago’s Cook County Jail was turned into a polling place during the 2019 primaries. Sheriff Tom Dart is an enthusiastic supporter of the program. And advocates like Amani Sawari are working to ensure voters in custody are informed and prepared to vote in the upcoming election. Pamela Kirkland reports.


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Black History for White People
Black History for White People
Black History for White People
The Green Book
We interview Alvin Hall (Driving The Green Book - Podcast) and how he came about the Green Book and why it inspired him to take this trip,  why the history of the Green Book is different from what Hollywood would have us believe, and he shares heartbreaking and inspiring stories that showcase how Black Americans used the Green Book and what they had to do to survive on the road. * Subscribe to Driving The Green Book ( https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/driving-the-green-book/id1519839250 ) * Read – The Warmth of Other Suns *Book* : https://www.amazon.com/Warmth-Other-Suns-Americas-Migration/dp/0679763880 *Audible* : https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Warmth-of-Other-Suns-Audiobook/B004RC37C0?qid=1602033789&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=2RC2205JV0ZDD13EEKVC ( https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Warmth-of-Other-Suns-Audiobook/B004RC37C0?pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=2RC2205JV0ZDD13EEKVC&qid=1602033789&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&sr=1-1 ) Visit us at blackhistoryforwhitepeople.com ( https://app.redcircle.com/shows/c7b8dfa0-27a2-4769-a4ac-3f0dc2963dee/ep/208f2591-f258-49ed-9d5f-6cbc965e0628/blackhistoryforwhitepeople.com ) + for bonus content, full interviews, and the ability to vote for future topics, support us at patreon.com/blackhistoryforwhitepeople ( https://www.patreon.com/BlackHistoryForWhitePeople ). Check us out on Twitter @BHforWP ( https://twitter.com/BHforWP ) and Instagram @BlackHistoryForWhitePeople ( https://www.instagram.com/blackhistoryforwhitepeople/ ) or freel free to email us at hello@blackhistoryforwhitepeople.com.
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Obsessed with: Abducted in Plain Sight
Obsessed with: Abducted in Plain Sight
Obsessed Network
Introducing: Unjust & Unsolved
FAM!! We are so excited to introduce Obsessed Network's newest podcast, "Unjust & Unsolved" with Maggie Freleng! Each week, Maggie tells the story of a person who, the evidence shows, was wrongfully convicted of a crime they didn't commit. You can find and subscribe to "Unjust & Unsolved" wherever you get your podccasts. For episode 1, Maggie is telling the story of Ronnie Long. AND YOU NEED TO KNOW, AFTER MAGGIE WAS THROUGH REPORTING THE STORY, THERE WAS MAJOR NEWS IN THE CASE! SO STAY TUNED TILL THE END TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED! In 1976 Concord, NC, a man broke into the home of a prominent white widow and violently beat and raped her. Ronnie Long, a 20-year-old black man, was given consecutive life sentences for rape and burglary. In a mostly segregated town, Ronnie was convicted by an all white jury, with no evidence linking him to the crime, an alibi, and only a shaky witness ID from the survivor. Since then, it was revealed that the prosecution witheld exculpatory evidence for Ronnie. There is also DNA evidence Ronnie is trying to get tested to prove who the real attacker was. Ronnie, now 64, has spent 44 years in prison; however, major updates happened during this case while we were reporting it. Learn more about Ronnie's case and how to help: https://freeronnielongnow.org/ For more information and a complete list of sources for this episode, visit www.unjustandunsolved.com (http://www.unjustandunsolved.com/)
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