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Learn more about our guests from Murdered in Mississippi, Mayhem in Philly: Youth & Hate Crimes in “Post-Race” America, 8/31/2011:


Tom Head, author of Civil Liberties: A Beginner’s Guide, suggested checking out the
Mississippi Center for Justice and the Mississippi ACLU for more information.
Cassandra Welchlin is organizing a community response to the murder of James Craig Anderson. Mississippians Together for Justice, Action and Fairness are working to build justice, education, racial understanding and accountability. Click here for a Jackson Free Press story about a recent march.
Jim Wells is one of the founders of Blackboard Labs, which works to create social change by empowering Philadelphia youth through creative arts programming rooted in hip-hop culture. You can contact the organization at or follow them on Twitter @bblphilly. The organization’s first album, written and composed by Philadelphia youth is “The Debut,” is available on iTunes, eMusic and Amazon MP3.
Mukaji Gigiambla is a member of Philadelphia Coalition of the Heart, which is working with Philadelphia youth to be accountable and create long term solutions to conditions contributing to and impacting the flash mob violence in the city. To contact the coalition, email
The Welfare Poets
We closed out the show with a word from New York’s hip hop artists, Rayzer Sharp and Legendary M.I.C. of The Welfare Poets. We listened to The Best I Can from their 2009 album, Warn Them. Learn more about their music at their Facebook page or purchase their music on iTunes and