Ben Jealous Awarded The Puffin/Nation Prize; Donating Portion of Prize Money to Troy Davis’ Nephew

Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, was awarded The Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship earlier this week.

$100,000 is included in the prize  that is given to someone who has “challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative, and socially responsible work of significance.”

Jealous has decided to give part of his money to Troy Davis’ nephew. Many will remember that Davis was executed in September of last year for the murder of a police office, a crime many say he did not commit.

Man Who Killed Alleged Sexual Abuser Scheduled to be Executed

46 year-old death row inmate Terry Williams was recently granted a hearing by a Philadelphia judge, regarding whether or not prosecutors failed to present evidence indicating the motivation behind a murder he committed 30 years ago.

As a college freshman, Williams – a former star quarterback and academically successful young man – was found guilty of murdering 56 year-old chemist and church volunteer, Amos Norwood.

What was never divulged or discussed was that Norwood had repeatedly sexually abused Williams and other young boys.