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'Blood Money' Refused in Baltimore; The Afro Celebrates 125 Years

'Blood Money' Refused in Baltimore; The Afro Celebrates 125 years
The family of a victim of police brutality in Baltimore refuses to be silent; the nuances of Single Payer; The Afro celebrates 125 years.

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" host Eugene Puryear is joined by Tawanda Jones, the sister of Tyrone West, to talk about her refusal to take what she calls 'blood money' in a settlement payment from Baltimore Police in relation to the police killing of her brother. Tyrone West died in 2013 during an altercation with police where he was strangled during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore.

In a second segment Dr. Margaret Flowers, Co-Founder of Popular Resistance Director of the Health Over Profit for Everyone Campaign, joins host Eugene Puryear to talk about the rush of health care votes in the US Senate over the past week, the return of John McCain to cast a pivotal vote to strip millions of Americans of health care, and the different kind of single payer health care models that could be implemented.

In a special third segment host Eugene Puryear is joined by John J. Oliver Jr., Chairman of the Board/Publisher of the AFRO to talk about the 125th anniversary of the newspaper, the historical importance of the paper, and the need for the paper to cover the intersection between domestic and international movements.

Today's talking points touch on the Trump administrations attempt to challenge Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as it applies to sexual orientation, efforts to rename a Virginia School named after a Confederate cavalry commander, and the US Congress blocking the Veterans Administration's ability to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans.

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