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The Old Outdated Grand Jury System Provides No Justice for African Americans

By Millard Hampton Jr. One of the first known documents of a Grand Jury took place in a mono-cultured and mono-religious community in 1166 when Henry II was King of England. Since then most every...

The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Has Hijacked the American Dream

Book Review by Kam Williams “Our criminal justice system is in need of reform. [It] costs the taxpayers too much, fails at rehabilitation, exacts a life-long toll on offenders, and does not yield...

Young Ohioans Rally on Steps of Statehouse to Lift Up Need for Policy Changes Against Police Brutality

OSA and Allies Host Rally to Address Growing Police Violence In Communities of Color   On Saturday, October 18, at 12:00 pm, The Ohio Student Association (OSA), the Ohio Organizing Collaborative...

Amidst Vigilantism & Police Violence Dream Defenders Propose Marketing Bulletproof Vests to Minors

As Midterms Approach #VestOrVote Billboard Campaign, Parody Website, and New PSA Dramatize Choice Facing Communities of Color Impacted by Violence *** View Vest Sales Page HERE:...

ESSIE BERRY WIDOW OF FRED “RERUN” BERRY UNLEASHES 2014 ANTHEM AGAINST POLICE KILLINGS

Civil Rights Activist Essie “Rerun” Berry, also the widow of Fred Rerun Berry  from the hit TV sitcom, What’s Happening, wants answers and demands them immediately. Police killings...

Ohio Youth Activists and National Allies Unite for 11-Mile Pilgrimage Demanding Federal Justice for John Crawford III

Rallies, Mass Meetings, Community Workshops Planned Until Verdict Announced   Dayton, OH—On Monday, September 23, at 10:00 AM ET, the Ohio Student Association (OSA), The Freedom Side cohort...

Federal Advisory Panel To Hold Briefing On Civil Rights Issues in South Dakota: The Administration of Criminal Justice in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The South Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a public briefing to gather information from...

Statement on Ferguson, Missouri From La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN -The Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has once again focused attention on an unarmed person of color losing his life in a situation that certainly appears should...

The NFL and Domestic Violence

By Jeremy Bamidele According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.  Nearly one third of female...

ACTIVIST ESSIE “RERUN” BERRY TELLS NYPD, JUDGES AND DISTRICT ATTORNEYS THAT “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”

Innocent Man Sentenced to 23 Years Queens, NY (BlackNews.com) — Civil rights activist Essie “Rerun” Berry, also widow of Fred Rerun from the hit TV sitcom “What’s...