Dream Defenders

Dream Defenders Take Social Media Break to Focus on Grassroots Organizing

by Kristian Davis Bailey

The Florida-based Dream Defenders is taking an eight-week break from social media to focus on building the organization’s grassroots membership… Read More

Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

by Madison J. Gray

Pope Francis begins his visit to America on Tuesday, and after meeting with heads of state, laypeople and clergy, one of his final stops this weekend… Read More

Fixing a Broken Justice System from Within<br />
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Fixing a Broken Justice System from Within

by Cassie M. Chew

In the two years since the acquittal of a neighborhood watchman for the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, there have been nearly a dozen… Read More

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration?<br />

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration?

by Monique W. Morris

With more than 2.4 million people in jails and prisons, the United States spends $80 billion a year to sustain its system of incarceration—more… Read More

One In Three

One In Three

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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GASPING FOR AIR:
Climate Change and the Black Community

by Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

The struggle of people of color for equality in the 20th century has become a struggle for existence in the 21st century… Read More

Officer Involved-September 2 Freddie Gray Baltimore Police Department

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Separate Trials for Cops in Freddie Gray Death

by D. Smith

Yesterday, prosecutors and the defense attorneys representing the six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of… Read More

troy sawyer New Orleans Musician Makes the Best of a Horrible Situation

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After the Storm, Troy Sawyer Finds the Right Notes

by Katrina L. Rogers

The day before Hurricane Katrina changed New Orleans forever, Troy Sawyer of Troy Sawyer and the Elementz never could have imagined… Read More

Officer Involved Jonathan Ferrell

[OFFICER INVOLVED]
Mistrial in Trial of Jonathan Ferrell's Killer

by D. Smith

Last Friday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin declared a mistrial after a North Carolina jury attempted to determine the… Read More

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What's Holding Black New Orleans Back? Money

by Katrina L. Rogers

There are many factors that help determine the state of Black New Orleans, but none may be more jarring than the economy. According… Read More

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