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Scott Sisters Update with Sis. Marpessa & B.J. Janice Peak-Graham

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EMPOWERING THE WORLD IN 2010 Saturday, June 12th (6pm EST/5pm CST) program This week's on the Empowerment Hour we welcome back Sis. Marpessa Kupendua. Sis. Marpessa Kupendua, wife, mother of 5, grandmother of 4, started out with the NAACP Prison Project in DE in 1983, advocated on behalf of prisoners and particularly prison organizers and there first became aware of the concept of political prisoners. Has worked with many organizations doing PP work and community work thru her temple, the M'Backe House of Hope. She is best known for anti-DP efforts and support for the MOVE family Africa, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Sundiata Acoli and the Mississippi Scott Sisters among many other activist struggles. We will also be joined by B.J. Janice Peak-Graham is the executive producer of alternative, progressive activist talk radio broadcast program, OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham. She is a broadcast activist of more than 20 years, a community and politicalorganizer. She served as the Chair of the now defunct National Association of Black Talk Host, Campaign for a New Tomorrow and the National Justice Project to Free Kemba Smith The discussion will focus on the following event The Gray-Haired Witnesses for Justice will undertake a fast and appear at the Department of Justice and the White House in Washington, DC on June 21, 2010, calling upon the nation to exercise an authentic system of justice in the case of Gladys and Jamie Scott and all other women who have been incarcerated wrongly and egregiously over-sentenced, punishing and destroying our families and children. Among their demands is freedom for the Scott Sisters and that an Inspection and Observation Team enter the Pearl, MS prison where Jamie Scott is being held. http://www.freethescottsisters.blogspot.com/

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