Kelley Williams-Bolar Update

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Black Voices

UPDATE: Akron mom released early from jail in school residency case

Most of us at BlackVoices are familiar with the case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, the Ohio mother of two who was sent to jail for sending her children to the “wrong” school district. Williams-Bolar was sentenced to 10 days in jail, three years probation and community service for using her father’s address to avoid sending her kids to the school she considered to be dangerous and inadequate. At AOL BlackVoices, we were one of the first to hit the issue nationally, and fortunately, other media outlets are starting to take notice.

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Feminism Needs Better PR

by Jamilah Lemieux | Clutch Magazine

You ever been to what could have been an amazing party- drinks flowing, nice little hors d’oeuvres, great DJ, swanky space- but hardly anyone shows up? That’s how I feel about feminism sometimes. The persons responsible for putting the party together are great, but maybe some of the promoters could use a little help in getting the word out…

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Mississippi Goddamn … Again

Quiet Lockdown: The Scott Sisters, Black Women and Miscarriage of Justice in the South

by Stephane Dunn | TheLoop21

After serving sixteen years and their young adult lives behind bars, the Scott sisters are finally good headline news; Governor Barbour’s pardon of the Mississippi sisters and the stipulation – the gift of one sister’s kidney to the other is the feel good story of the moment; in truth it remains a tragic commentary about unjust justice.

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