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R.I.P. Lou Meyers - Archival footage of him speaking at a Community Forum

Actor and artist Lou Meyers passed away February 19, 2013 from a heart related emergency.  Meyers was most known for his role of Mr. Gaines on the television show, "A Different World' and appearances on "The Cosby Show."  Many people were unaware of his role as an activist.  All Things Harlem got a chance to hear Lou Meyers speak and community forum about the criminal justice system and mass incarceration.  Below is video of the event from our archives.  Mr. Meyers begins speaking around 2:10 mark.

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End Mass Incarceration Event at Riverside Church

Angela Davis and Michelle Alexander take part in a panel discussion on the issue of mass incarceration at Riverside Church in New York City on September 14, 2012.  They answer the questions of, what is the problem of mass incarceration and what does it say about the United States society?

More Video to Come...

Harlem Politicians speak on Mass Incarceration - Bill Perkins and Keith Wright 

NY State Senator Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Keith Wright addressed the issue of mass incarceration at the gathering of The 41st Annual NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus in Albany, New York on February 18, 2012.

Michelle Alexander on the War on Drugs and the Politics Behind It 

Michelle Alexander at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem - January 12, 2012

Michelle Alexander, Author of The New Jim Crow, speaks about the political strategy behind the War on Drugs and its connection to the mass incarceration of Black and Brown people in the United States.

If you think Bill Clinton was "the first Black President" then watch the video below and see how much damage his administration caused for the black community as a result of his get tough attitude on crime that appealed to white swing voters.


Michelle Alexander Speaks at Riverside Church, in Harlem

May 21, 2011 was supposed to be the end of the world, well, it was the end of the world as many of us knew it when they heard Michelle Alexander dissect the criminal "injustice" system in America and its progeny---The New Jim Crow and mass incarceration in the age of Colorblindness.  See more video...