Tag Archives: criminal justice

national coming out day

National Coming Out Day: Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Honoring those of us who are bravely and openly LGBTQ

Find out about the celebration of National Coming Out Day and why it’s important to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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criminal justice

The Criminal Justice System Is Racist by Design

An op-ed by Jared Brown explores if modest reforms to the criminal justice system can fix a system that is racist by design

Learn how a few modest reforms to the criminal justice system attempts to fix a…

By Jared Brown

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black man in prison

Study: Killers of Black Men Less Likely to Get Death Penalty

Loyola University research finds racial and gender disparities in punishment for crimes

Loyola University research finds racial and gender disparities in punishment for crimes, where white men…

By Janell Hazelwood

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News Update: Politics Roundup

Here's some of the big news happening right now

A politics roundup including an epic legal battle in North Carolina to restore voting rights…

By Michael Tolbert

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Black Lives Matter Update: Two Blacks Get a Seat in Ferguson’s City Council

Perhaps a new day has dawned for the Ferguson community

On Tuesday April 7, two African Americans got a seat in the City Council of…

By Cristie Leondis

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5th Graders Bring Gun to School to Kill “Annoying” Classmate

Two elementary school boys had a 'hit list.'

Two kids in Seattle bring weapons to school in plot to kill their ‘annoying’ classmate

By Makkada B. Selah

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Marion Jones Tulsa Shock

Preview Our World: Back on Track With Marion Jones

Also: African Americans and the criminal justice system

Former track star Marion Jones finds a career makeover in the WNBA as she shares…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Are There Really More Blacks In Prison Than Were In Slavery?

Well, yes—and no. It's another example of how facts about black people, without context, can be dangerously misleading

Author Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness cites…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Why Twitter Couldn’t Save Troy Davis

It's what you do once you've signed off and engaged the real world that is the true measure of your activism.

I cared about Troy Davis—not just him, but the millions of others like him behind…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Judge Greg Mathis

Backtalk with Judge Greg Mathis

TV star and youth advocate shares his passion for keeping youth out of the criminal justice system

udge Greg Mathis understands both sides of the criminal justice system. For more than 10…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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