Crown Point, IN (PRWEB) June 30, 2011

“We have made our 2011 midyear integrity awards,” announced George Stokes, Sr., Advisory Board President for the grassroots legal reform organization known as POPULAR, “Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America Restored.”

According to its website, POPULAR is an association of public interest attorneys and Juris Doctors advised by a board of community leaders, all of whom are committed to “helping poor and other disadvantaged people access affordable and competent legal representation, appropriate judicial oversight, and important civil and criminal justice system reforms.”

“Bi-annually since June of 2009, POPULAR has presented its Restore Integrity Award in the categories of private sector, public sector, and / or grassroots advocacy,” says Advisory Board member Katherine Moore who helps administer the awards program and has been with POPULAR since it launched in November, 2008. Moore explains, “all of POPULAR’s award recipients have taken or otherwise pursued one or more specific acts or measures to eliminate significant inequity, waste, fraud, abuse, or other public and/or private sector corruption in America.” President Stokes adds that, “our group defines corruption as any illegal or unethical conduct contributing to the systemic malfunction of government, commerce, and/or democracy in America as contemplated by the U.S. Constitution.”

POPULAR’s 2011 mid-year “Restore Integrity Award” recipients are as follows:

Private Sector Category:

Black Star News, Inc. for its indepth investigation and coverage of circumstances surrounding the death of former New York resident Sunny Sheu, “Foe of Judicial Corruption”

Great job BSN. Let’s keep the pressure on this one…