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The End of Mass Incarceration: A Blueprint for Transformative Change

By Rasheed Stewart Associate Editor, Vol. 23 He sued the Philadelphia Police Department over 75 times.[1]  As a career civil rights and criminal defense attorney he routinely represented individuals subjected to the oppressive forces of racism pervading law enforcement and … Continue reading

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Take a Knee: Athletes’ Newest Form of Protest and the Implications on the First Amendment

By Ali Boyd Associate Editor, Vol. 22 Over the years, many American athletes have used their position of fame and influence to make political statements.  During the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, African-American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos made headlines when … Continue reading

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DOJ Private Prisons Memo is a Good Start

By Serena Rabie Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Executive Editor, Vol. 22 On August 18, the Justice Department (DOJ) made waves when it issued a memorandum announcing the end of its use of private prisons. The memorandum instructs officials to either decline to renew … Continue reading

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Reproductive Justice and Black Lives Matter: Remembering the roots of RJ

By Dana Ziegler Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Online Publications Editor, Vol. 22 On February 9, 2016, advocates from Black Lives Matter (BLM), New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Trust Black Women held a conference call to reassert the connection between … Continue reading

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Driving while black: Carolina city crafts racial awareness police policy

By Luis E. Gomez, Associate Editor Vol. 20 The protests in Ferguson have prompted a national debate about race and the militarization of local police forces.  In Durham, North Carolina, racial profiling has played a major role in the city’s … Continue reading

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