Tag Archives: War on Drugs

How the War on Drugs Contributes to the ‘1.5 Million Missing Black Men’ 

By Tony Newman On Monday, the New York Times published a deeply upsetting piece titled, “1.5 Million Missing Black Men.” According to the Times, “Black women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that … Continue reading

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The left’s racial dilemma: President Obama, Michelle Alexander & the nature of change

By Elias Isquith Earlier this month, I attended a speaking event at Union Theological Seminary, the beautiful and nearly 180-year-old divinity school found on New York’s Upper West Side. The event was part of Union’s “Women of Spirit Lecture” series, … Continue reading

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Legalizing Marijuana Should Be a Top National Security Objective: Terrorism and Border Instability Would Diminish

By H.A. Goodman The national security goals of our country have been implemented in recent years by waging two decade-long insurgent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nation building in those countries, and increased surveillance on our citizens. While 3,459 U.S. soldiers … Continue reading

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Outgunned: Drug War Destabilizes Urban Families

By Dr. Niaz Kasravi Gun violence is an issue that disproportionately impacts some of this country’s most destitute communities—communities that are home to many broken families living in poor economic conditions, facing hopelessness and instability on a daily basis. A … Continue reading

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Brave New Foundation – 50 Years After MLK’s Speech, THIS Is the New Dream

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The Saggy Pants Don’t Make the Man, The Prisons Do

By Russell Simmons I have received so many calls asking me to further respond to Don Lemon after what he said about me this weekend. And I would agree with him that that jail fashion has become the norm, for even … Continue reading

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Reversing Course, ALEC Supports Reform Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

By Nicole Flatow The American Legislative Exchange Council was a driving force behind moves to impose tougher sentences and inflate the U.S. prison population. But on Monday, the conservative, corporate-backed group adopted model legislation that would reform draconian mandatory minimum … Continue reading

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Justice Is Served

Simply marvelous!! A small victory in a long war to reverse the mass incarceration disease permeating the American legal system. Justice Is Served » Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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The war on drugs is an unconstitutional war on African-Americans

An excellent commentary by Renay Patterson-Scott on an issue that we need to demand a change in. Race-Talk » Blog Archive » The war on drugs is an unconstitutional war on African-Americans.

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