We speak with Jamala Rogers the author of the new book Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion. Also Poor News Network brings us insight to the plight of the economically challenged in America.
Jamala currently resides in St. Louis, MO where she has devoted all of her adult life to creating a child-centered, family-oriented community–one that embraces, celebrates and protects human rights for all citizens regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation or religion. Because of the persistent barriers to this goal, it has naturally led her to being a leader in the struggle for justice, equality and peace.
Jamala has held and currently holds leadership and membership in several organizations that share her vision for a more just and peaceful world. She is committed to a radical transformation of society where all peoples, especially children, can reach their full potential and prosper.
Jamala is also deeply involved in the development of women and increasing their full participation in society. She works tirelessly on issues such as health, violence and reproductive rights.