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Entries by Ben Jealous from 04/2011

On King and Living a Life Beyond Fear

| Posted 04.04.2011 | Politics

There is a reason we still take the threat of politically motivated violence seriously. Today, the NAACP is leading more than 40 actions across the country.

Prison Spending Bleeds the Education System

| Posted 04.07.2011 | Politics

During the last two decades, state spending on prisons grew by 127%, six times the rate of spending on higher education. Policymakers should be able to propose sentencing reform without fear of being labeled "soft on crime."

We Can Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

| Posted 04.21.2011 | Politics

As an American, I have faith in our justice system. But as President of the NAACP, I have seen how our justice system can fail -- sometimes even when it comes to life and death.