Fighting for the Right to Vote! TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
The Ordinary People Society is the first and only organization in the country to win the rights for drug offenders to vote out of prison and never lose their rights ( for crimes not involving Moral Turpetude ) . But continues to fight for those who are not allowed to vote for misdemeanors and low level [...]
Pastor Glasgow Receives an Honorary Georgia Citizen Award
Recently, former U.S. Ambassador Dr. Hall and State House Representative of Georgia, Roberta Abdul Salaam, honored T.O.P.S founder and President Pastor Kenneth Glasgow with an Honorary Georgia Citizen Award, at T.O.P.S. annual Banquet 2011. Pastor Glasgow has been very instrumental in the Georgia Prison Strike issue, First ever United States Social Forum and community work in Georgia. The Honorary Georgia [...]
Advocate: Alabama prisoners still being disenfranchised
By Markeshia Ricks
From Today’s Montgomery Advertiser
With just one day left to register for the June 1 primary, the issue of prisoner and felon voting is once again in the spotlight, and at least one community organizer is concerned that a lack of knowledge and confusion over the [...]
Sharpton to Keynote T.O.P.S. Founders’ Day Banquet
The Reverend Al Sharpton will be in Dothan, Alabama on Saturday, May 1, to join his younger brother, Reverend Kenneth Glasgow on T.O.P.S. Founder’s Day, marking 9 years of Community Service.
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Glasgow to Keynote 11th Annual Rock Against Racism, April 17, 2010
11th Annual Rock Against Racism
April 17th, 2010 from 12:00-9:00 PM SUNY New Paltz Old Main Quad, Plattekill Avenue New Paltz NORML/SSDP Books KRS-ONE and Reverend Kenny Glasgow (AlSharpton’s Brother) For Annual Rock Against Racism.
This video shows the fatal shooting of Melvin Williams by an officer (Jeffery Deal of the East Dublin Police Department) who did not have his power of arrest at the time. In Georgia, an officer has a power of arrest after completing certain minimum training and/or waiver requirements every year. This officer failed to do both, he failed to meet basic requirements to allow him to be on the street with a government issued firearm.
What’s so disturbing is that Jeffery Deal’s Police Chief allowed him to operate without his power of arrest for nearly two years. In fact, nearly the entire police department acted without their power of arrest for nearly two years (some longer).
Alabama Business Owners and Nonprofit Organizations,
Did you know that the class-action law suit for the April 20, 2010 BP oil spill covers more than just businesses on the Alabama Gulf Coast?
Getting food together to take to people, families, law enforcement, and military out there a the hostage situation.
There’s about 200 people there so please bring donate food, and drinks.
Either take it out there or take it to Moma Tina’s mission House to keep down the traffic and stay out of the way of military and law enforcement!
Most of all Pray!
What is Really the Fiscal Cliff All About?January 2013
The fiscal cliff. It’s the most boring political story of the year. It has none of the human drama of an election campaign. None of the white-knuckle terror of a financial system calamity. Just a lot of endless, tedious negotiations leading up to the inevitable deal.
Teneshia Jackson Warner speaking at the
Dr. Martin L King
Dr. Rochester Johnson Sr
Scholarship Award Banquet with Celeste Johnson Morehead Rochelle Johnson and Rochester Johnson Jr
Awesome speech and she will be at the mall 2-6 for her book signing Profit with Purpose
When I was growing up I was repeatedly told two things, you can be whatever you want when you grow up and if I ever brought a black man home I would be disowned or worse if you talked to my dad. The first time I heard this as a little girl, I thought, “no big deal boys are gorse anyway” so it didn’t matter much. Unfortunately I discovered as I got older that bringing home any black person would become an issue.
It isn’t simply about pulling the lever in the voting booth. Participatory democracy is about reclaiming the essence of democratic idealism in a society that, unfortunately, has become overly organized, technocratic and managerial rather than democratic.
Participatory democracy is about decentralizing power and transforming a mass society into a more civic engaged, socially aware and robust community of citizens who collectively share in social decisions and in determining the quality and direction of life. In John Dewey’s 1937 lecture entitled Democracy and Education, he states: “genuine democracy involves far more than periodic voting for politicians—it requires intelligent, active participation in the formation of values that regulate the living of men [and women] together.” He insisted that “all those who are affected by social institutions must have a share in producing and managing them.”
So, today, as you stand single filed in long lines to exercise your right as an American, remember that voting only dramatizes one aspect of civic engagement and that your participation beyond election days is equally as important as exercising your right to vote.
Why does the media only depict bad things on certain groups of people.
One of the biggest problems that we have here in the South is that we do not have the national media outlets that we need. So therefore when we face corruption, abuse of authority, and/or any kind of injustice it doesnt go any further than right here in the Wiregrass.
October 11th, 2012 CEO Founder Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, National President / The Ordinary People Society (T .O.P.S.)
Immediate Press Release:
Due to our efforts of numerous Letters, Protest, Marches, and lawsuits against the wardens and officials of the Georgia Department of Corrections, regarding its Special Management Unit. The Georgia Department of Corrections has finally seen the light and implemented new Policies and Procedures pertaining to SMU.
WHAT: Southern, multi-racial, regional group of over 15 social justice groups lead the ‘We All Count’ campaign to combat historic levels of voter suppression and disenfranchisement. Groups are building on the legacy of the Southern voting rights struggle by educating and activating ‘unlikely’ voters – particularly African-American voters; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender voters; young voters; voters displaced by foreclosure and disaster; and Latino voters.