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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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Department of Justice Will Stop Using For-Profit Private Prisons

Studies show that privately owned prisons are more about making profits and less about rehabilitating inmates

The U.S. Department of Justice will stop contracting with for-profit prison operators. Deputy Attorney General…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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White House Salutes Prison Project and Other Champions of Change

10 champions of change honored for giving fair chance to those with criminal record

See why President Obama is honoring these 10 champions of change for offering a fair…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Dream Corps Launches Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship Fund and More

Van Jones' nonprofit prepares new opportunities and initiatives

Van Jones’ Dream Corps, which launched #YesWeCode and other programs, maps out goals for 2016…

By Samara Lynn

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Google.org awarded a grant to Silicon Valley De-bug (shown), which strives to end unfair mass incarceration. (Image: Google.org)

Google.org Gives $500,000 to #BlackLivesMatter and Other Justice Groups

Google.org gives millions in social justice grants

Earlier this week, at a film screening of 3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets in San…

By Samara Lynn

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[Video] President Obama Visits Federal Prison for VICE Special

For the first time in history, the president steps behind prison walls for a close-up look at the impact of imprisonment.

In a special report “Fixing the System” cameras look on as President Obama takes an…

By Safon Floyd

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An Education Opportunity for Those Paying Their Debt to Society

Cutting off Pell grant access was a mistake

Pell grants offered an education opportunity before 1994 (when Congress cut off access) that helped…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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From Prison to Purpose: 3 Steps to Owning Your Power

Find the key to unlock the door of determination and encouragement

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

By Lucinda Cross

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From Prison to Power: 3 Steps to Reform and Revival

What being incarcerated taught me about the human spirit

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

By Lucinda Cross

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Preview Our World: Activist & Scholar Dr. Angela Y. Davis

Host Marc Lamont Hill visits with the Civil Rights and feminist legend for a candid and insightful look at her life, work and impact on America

This week on a special edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont…

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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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