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“Ban the Box” Is Reality in NYC; It’s Time to Do It Nationwide

by Madison J. Gray

This question was once a frustrating brick wall if you were an ex-convict living in New York City and applying for a job. There, within a box on almost… Read More

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Getting Needed Food Benefits Is Anything But a SNAP

by Yveka Pierre

One of the side effects of law school, in addition to stifling student loan debt, is becoming the "lawyer in the family" from the moment… Read More

Rediscovering the “Hero Mom” of the Baltimore Riots

Rediscovering the “Hero Mom” of the Baltimore Riots

by Kyra Kyles

Going viral is clearly both a blessing and a curse.  One day, Baltimore resident Toya Graham is “America’s Mom” with the world… Read More

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Members of Black Lives Matter and its allies are calling for a #BlackLivesMatter-themed Presidential debate, according to a press release sent by… Read More

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by Gregory Carr, Ph.D

On the Friday afternoon before the "Justice or Else" gathering marking the twentieth anniversary of the Million Man March… Read More

After Million Man March Anniversary, Challenges Are Made Clear

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by Michael H. Cottman

Tinzelow Baldwin, 40, traveled from Charlotte, North Carolina to Washington, D.C. Saturday to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man… Read More

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The Damning Realities of Mass Incarceration

by Glenn E. Martin

My journey to intellectual and spiritual freedom began in 1995 with the bone-crushing grip of a pair of NYPD handcuffs. What followed was a six-year… Read More

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In Jamaica Visit, U.K. Prime Minister Fails to Hear Calls for Reparations

by Alexandra Olivier

During his recent trip to Jamaica, British Prime Minister David Cameron sparked anger with his attitude on the issue of reparations for the Caribbean… Read More

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Detroit's New Generation of Activism

by Kristian Davis Bailey

As Detroit, the most densely Black city in the country, faces water shutoffs… Read More

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Black Cleveland Gripped with Redefining Strained Relationship with Police

by Afi Scruggs

It's been almost a year since Cleveleand police fatally shot Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who had played with a replica gun in a city park. … Read More

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