Stephen Cooper

Stephen Cooper is a former D.C. public defender who worked as an assistant federal public defender in Alabama between 2012 and 2015. He has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers in the United States and overseas. He writes full-time and lives in Woodland Hills, California.

Santa Davis and the “Stalag 17” Riddim

A Kingston Reasoning with Legendary Guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith (The Interview: Part 2)

America is Burning

U.S. Dishonors Navajo with Death Penalty  

A Kingston Reasoning with Legendary Guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith

Covid-19 Exposes the Death Penalty’s Selfishness 

“The Soul Syndicate members dem, dem are all icons”: an Interview with Tony Chin

“Just Mercy” and Justice Don’t Exist in Alabama

Spreading Righteousness Across the World: an Interview With Julian Marley

A Historic Conversation with Legendary Drummer Santa Davis

Hey Los Angeles: More Public Restrooms, Please!

Another Death Penalty Horror: Stark Disparities in Media and Activist Attention

Sick and Shrouded in Secrecy: Alabama’s Contract to Gas Humans to Death

Talking with The Mighty Diamonds: “Harmony Can Never Go Out of Style”

Scientist vs. Cooper: The Interview, Round 3 

Tony Chin’s Tuff Gong Business

Hempress Sativa: “Rastafari Should be Protected”

Judge Marks and Mass Incarceration in the Middle District of Alabama

General Jah Mikey: “I Just Love That Microphone, Man”

Tony Chin’s Unstoppable, Historic Career in Music

Abolishing the Death Penalty Requires Morality

“Wheel! Of! Fortune!” (A Vegas Story)

The Fullness of Half Pint

Imbibe Culture and Consciousness with Cocoa Tea (The Interview)

Ska King Derrick Morgan Holds Court in L.A.

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