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Eviction Rates For Black Women On Par With Black Male Incarcerations

What can be done to stop this madness?!

A study conducted by the MacArtuhr Foundation reveals that while black men are still the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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NY Prison Program Turns Inmates into Intellectuals

Otisville federal prison puts inmates on path to earn college degree

John Jay College’s Prison to College Pipeline puts inmates at Otisville federal prison on track…

By Courtney Connley

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Study: Black Male High-School Dropouts Have High Prison Risk

Research shows 70% have a chance of going to prison

Study shows that black male high school dropouts have a 70% chance of going to…

By Courtney Connley

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Man Wrongly Convicted of Rape Released After 14 Years in Prison

Innocence Project finds DNA evidence to exonerate Johnny Williams.

Santa Clara University students and lawyers prove that DNA on a t-shirt did not belong…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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FCC Seeks to End High Prison Phone Rates, Open Industry to Competition

FCC Seeks to End High Jail Phone Rates, Open Industry to Competition

Familes often pay $200 for one 15 minute phone call

After years of requests from the public, the FCC tackles the “near monopoly” of the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Fat Joe ‘Holding Back’ His Love … of Paying Taxes

Will they ever learn that the government doesn't play when it comes to its money?

Taking a page out of the Wesley Snipes playbook, not-so-fat-anymore rapper Fat Joe has pled…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Isolation of HIV Positive Inmates in Alabama Under Review

Inmates say they feel like lepers

A federal judge will soon be deciding if it’s legal to isolate inmates with H.I.V.…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Tracey Symphax, CEO of Capitol City Contracting Inc. and Phax Group, L.L.C., turned his life around after serving prison time as a youth. (Image: Uptown Magazine)

From Prison to the Boardroom: A Story of Career Success

CEO Tracey Syphax: 'Entrepreneurship saved my life'

Tracey Syphax, CEO of Capitol City Contracting Inc. overcame the stigma of serving prison time…

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Government Agency Pays Prison Labor Less Than $1 An Hour

Do you feel prisoners are being unfairly exploited?

Do you feel prisoners are being unfairly exploited?

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Advocating for Fathers: Men Across the Country Seek to Defy Negative Stereotypes

Black men take leadership to shed positive light on today's patriarchs

President Obama’s Fatherhood Buzz initiative seeks to shed a positive light on America’s men, with…

By Demetria Irwin

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‘Queen of Street Lit’ Wahida Clark Continues Her Publishing Reign

Entrepreneur talks Cash Money Content deal, second chances, family balance

Street lit veteran Wahida Clark continues brand expansion with more authors and lucrative Cash Money…

By Janell Hazelwood

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'Slavery By Another Name' airs February 13, 2012 on PBS

Director Sam Pollard Discusses ‘Slavery By Another Name’

Spike Lee collaborator explores the parallels between slavery and the industrial prison complex in new documentary

Longtime Spike Lee collaborator Sam Pollard delivers Slavery By Another Name, a powerful documentary covering…

By Brett Johnson

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Actor De’aundre Bonds, on the long road to redemption

Actor De’aundre Bonds Gets Career on Track After 10 Years in Prison

'The Wood' star details what role God played in his road to redemption

De’aundre Bonds’ Hollywood dreams were deferred by a 10-year prison sentence but The Wood star…

By Starrene Rhett

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Dr. Gause's mother, Dr. Suzette Sines, is also a dentist and traveled with him to organize the group of Haitian medical and dental students, as well as pediatricians and dentists, to screen 300 students.

Looking Back and Giving Back: How Entrepreneurs Use Profitable Skills for Philanthropy

Three professionals who use their talents to help communities

These professionals are using their talents and skills not just for profit but to give…

By Janell Hazelwood

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In 1983 amateur boxer Dewey Bozella was accused and later convicted of a murder he didn’t commit. It took 26 years in New York’s notorious Sing Sing prison before his name could be cleared. Now a free man, Bozella, 52, finally got the chance to live out his dream of being a professional fighter when he stepped into the ring on October 14 and went against 30-year-old fighter, Larry Hopkins, at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Against all odds, Bozella not only finished the fight but won against an opponent 22 years his junior. The redeemed pugilist ended the evening saying, “Don’t ever give up.” In light of Bozella’s determination and story of redemption, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at seven notable figures that were able to find success despite carrying the stigma of being formerly incarcerated. —Amber McKynzie

7 Celebrities Who Changed Their Lives for the Better After Serving Time

While prison typically is a career killer, these former prisoners still managed to achieve their American dream

After serving 27 years for a crime he didn’t commit Dewey Bozella achieved his dream…

By Amber McKynzie

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