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This Woman Went From Prison to Executive Leader of a Major Organization

Executive talks tips for helping formerly incarcerated millennials rejoin the workforce

Executive talks tips for helping formerly incarcerated millennials rejoin the workforce. 

By Kandia Johnson

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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles in Federal Prisons

Practice is deemed overused and having the potential for horrible psychological consequences

No juveniles will face solitary confinement in federal prison, and maximumn time in solitude has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Wintley Phipps’ Singing Ministry Helps Set the Children of Prisoners Free

Dream Academy after-school program targets those with parents behind bars

Renowned gospel singer Wintley Phipps founded an after-school program to serve the children of those…

By Robin White Goode

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Zuckerberg Posts about Racial Injustice in Prison System

Mark Zuckerberg posts his thoughts on the U.S prison system

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, posts his views on the issues with the U.S. prison system.

By Samara Lynn

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5 Facts About the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Statistics show nationwide epidemic of minority children directed from school to prison

School-to-prison pipeline: Statistics show nationwide epidemic of minority children directed from school to prison.

By Kandia Johnson

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The Weekend Update: Full of Pride

LGBT celebrations dominated the weekend in many parts of the country

As the LGBT community showed its pride, the BET Awards celebrated their 15th telecast, and…

By Michael Tolbert

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3 Vital ‘Black Males Matter’ Moves by President Obama

As Black Enterprise gears up to broach issue at Entrepreneurs Summit, take a look at these POTUS efforts

As Black Enterprise gears up to address issues of black men at the Entrepreneurs Summit…

By Essence Gant

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Report: All 6 Death Row Inmates Exonerated in 2014 Were Black

2014 breaks record with the highest number of yearly exonerations

The National Registry of Exonerations shows that all of the exonerated inmates in 2014 who…

By Courtney Connley

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These Men Spent 27 Years in Prison for a Crime They Did Not Commit

The two brothers and childhood friend are finally exonerated

In 1975, three young men were wrongfully convicted of the murder of a Cleveland salesman…

By Cristie Leondis

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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 (@KevitoClark)

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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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