Alan Bean is not the astronaut, and it's a good thing because his calling is much higher tha flying in a spaceship. Bean is executive director of Friends for Justice, an organization that "creates a powerful synergy between grassroots organizing, civil rights advocacy, the legal community, the mass media and ultimately the political establishment."
As minorities and other disadvantaged Americans find it more and more difficult to get a fair shake in the courts, Bean and his group come along side to help. And help they have. Visit their website friendsofjustice.wordpress.com to read stories of their victories and heartbreaks.
You can also support them financially.
The bible is on his side.
"Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow." - Isaiah 1:17
God's on his side as well, so if you haven't thought much about justice lately, this podcast might get the old gears turning.