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Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

May. 6 | One of the most critical, yet often overlooked aspects of poverty in this nation is the escalating incarceration rate of American citizens. The Justice Policy Institute notes that since 1970, the number of incarcerated Americans has grown nearly eight-fold...

Putting the ‘Black’ in Black Friday

Putting the ‘Black’ in Black Friday

Nov. 27 | By Ron Daniels Guest Commentator   The Christmas season provides an excellent opportunity for Africans in America to engage in a season of resistance. The corporate retail establishment in this country is heavily dependent upon this season for...

Black women hit hard by chemical dependency

Black women hit hard by chemical dependency

May. 22 |   As the weather begins to improve and we plan for all the cookouts, graduations, holidays and birthday parties, one thing that will not be forgotten is the drinks. It would not be a party without them, right? Some of us cannot wait for happy...

We must challenge and change our system of mass incarceration

We must challenge and change our system of mass incarceration

Oct. 17 |   “Police!” The shout from outside the front door was followed by the house shaking violently from a stampede of police exploding through the door. I was a terrified four-year-old in Spiderman pajamas staring at high-powered assault rifles...