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Keep Ya Head Up

Little somethin' for my godson Elijah and a little girl named Corinne Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots I give a holler to my sisters on welfare Tupac cares, if don't nobody else care...

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Justice Kennedy’s record on the death penalty

(This summary includes only those cases he participated in deciding while on the Supreme Court, not while he was on the Ninth Circuit) Key: GOOD = Kennedy voted to limit the death penalty or strengthen rights of the accused BAD = Kennedy voted pro-death...

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A plea from an innocent man

A plea from an innocent man

The following statement was dictated to me by phone by Richard Glossip from his death watch cell in McAlester, Oklahoma, on Jan. 22, 2015.

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Cocktails of death

Cocktails of death

This week my home state, Louisiana, plans to join the list of states experimenting with cocktails of death.

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Meet Sister Margaret

Meet Sister Margaret

Sister Margaret Maggio has been at my side since the very early days. Many of you who have organized events with us know her well – she’s the voice on the other end of the phone line. She manages my speaking schedule, my flights and an incredible array of other details. She’s my right arm, my go-to sister. I am so lucky to have her in my life.

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