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In 1985, Kemba Smith became a victim of the war on drugs. The former Hampton University student was in an abusive relationship with a drug-dealing boyfriend. Smith spoke at the “Not One Step Back: One Day Strategy Session on the Drug War, Mass Incarceration, and Public Health” event.

v: Kemba Smith, a survivor of America’s war on drugs and mass incarceration

Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.