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Race, mental illness, and Kamilah Brock

By Dana Ziegler Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Last week, a shocking news story made headlines in the online news circuit. Kamilah Brock, a Black businesswoman living in New York City, was involuntarily committed to a mental institution by police after … Continue reading

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Reformed gangsters lead new NYC anti-violence initiative

In August of 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to create the Gun Violence Crisis Management System, which will provide nearly $12.7 million to neighborhood-based anti-violence organizations. One such group, called Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Change … Continue reading

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