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Celebrity spouse and reality star Kim Kardashian West has stepped into the issue of mass incarceration after being moved by the plight of two women. It is being reported that Kardashian has hired Los Angeles-based criminal lawyer Shawn Holley to help in the cases of Alice Johnson, 62, and Cyntoia Brown, 29, Black women who…

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The activist group Southerners on New Ground (SONG) is spearheading a national campaign called National Black Mama’s Bail Out Day. The campaign plans to free dozens of jailed Black mothers across the United States in time to be home for Mother’s Day. According to the SONG website: “The National Black Mama’s Bail Out Day Action…

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The Morehouse School of Medicine hosted “Not One Step Back: One Day Strategy Session on the Drug War, Mass Incarceration, and Public Health.” Moderator Deborah Small explains how U.S. drug policy has a global impact. She is one of only 2K Black lawyers that are Harvard graduates in its history.

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The Morehouse School of Medicine hosted Not One Step Back: One Day Strategy Session on the Drug War, Mass Incarceration, and Public Health. The event brought together leading activists, students, and members of the community to discuss the ongoing War on Drugs and the devastating impact it has had on the Black community. One particular…

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Rapper and philanthropist T.I. sat down with Sway Calloway of “Sway in the Morning” radio show for an in-depth conversation to break down the assault on Black men in America. The music mogul has experienced everything from the trap to the prison cell to living life as an award-winning artist. In 2007, T.I. was arrested…

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Ava DuVernay has been engaged in a secret labor of love for a long time, and she is now ready to deliver. Tickets are now available for The 13th―the director’s surprise documentary about race, criminalization, prison, and policing―which premieres September 30 and opens the New York Film Festival. Also debuting in theaters and via Netflix…

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Apparently when Ahmed Mansour Qurani Sharara was only 16 months old, he killed three people, took part in protests and damaged government buildings. For his alleged role in these criminal acts, Sharara, 3, was sentenced to life in prison alongside 115 others on February 16, 2016. The protests were in support of the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi. To…

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Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz is on an endless mission to expose the disturbing truth behind America’s unequal education system through his executive produced documentary Elementary Genocide:The School to the Prison Pipeline featuring Grammy award-winning rap artist Killer Mike; political analyst Dr. Boyce Watkins; Tracey Syphax, author and community activist and many more.The film brings attention to…

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Grammy- and Oscar Award-winning singer John Legend has launched a campaign to end mass incarceration. Last week Legend announced a multi-year initiative called Free America that seeks put an end to mass incarceration by helping to ensure that excessive penalties are not given for minor offenses. On April 16 Legend performed at an Austin, Texas, correctional…

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