Law enforcement officials in Waller County, Texas, have concluded that the cause of Sandra Bland’s death in police custody was suicide. But Bland’s family and friends dispute claims she was suicidal, and say there is no evidence she previously tried to kill herself before her [...]
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By Justin Miller | Originally Published at American Prospect. July 24, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Good Jobs NationThe Fight for $15 comes to Washington. Just outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, hundreds of workers wearing blue shirts that said "Strike!" rallied for more pay. Leaders led [...]
I sat and I listened, all day long with great interest, and empathy, for what was said. But I too would point out, that when we begin to talk about 'Grace' we really need to evaluate what that really means. Grace is not something that [...]
By Tiffanie Drayton | Originally Published at The Frisky. June 30, 2015 | Painting Credit; "Murder in Mississippi" - Norman Rockwell. Oil on canvas. 1964. Intended as the illustration for the Look magazine article titled, "Southern Justice," by Charles Morgan, Jr. Norman Rockwell Family Agency ©. All [...]
By rboylorn | Originally Published at The Crunk Feminist Collective. Photograph; A Baltimore mom, her only son, love, and Freddie Gray. I planned to write a blog about the unconscionable inconsolable injustice that is plaguing the black community right now. I was going to write about how [...]
By Leticia Miranda | Originally Published at ProPublica. March 26, 2015, 10:32 AM Illustration Credit; AngertAesthetcs. In the United States, 16-year-olds can't vote or buy beer. But there is one place where they are treated as adults: New York state's criminal justice system. New York is one [...]
By Sierra Boone | Originally Published at ForHarriet. February 18, 2015 | Photograph; Tiana Parker For as long as I can remember, I’ve been getting braids and twists and everything in between done to my hair. In my toddler years my head was a home for those [...]
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By Raynard Sanders, Ed.D. | Originally Published atThe New Orleans Tribune. January 22, 2015 | In August 2012, Recovery School District Superintendent Patrick Dobard gets off the school bus at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School in New Orleans. Since then, Johnson – which was one of the [...]
Public defenders know that the trouble with our justice system extends far beyond abusive policing. Jonathan Rapping | Originally Published at The Nation. January 12, 2015 | Photographic Credit; by Wally Gobetz/Flickr One has to admire the way we, as a country, have paid tribute to [...]