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Black Male Incarceration Rates

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration? | Posted 09.18.2015 | Black Voices

not only are Black women largely footing the bill for our nation's overreliance on incarceration, they are also often stigmatized when their loved ones return home and are subject to restrictive and discriminatory housing policies that render them vulnerable to homelessness and poverty.

America's Apartheid: Legalized Discrimination through Mass Incarceration

Brandon Patterson | Posted 07.28.2016 | Black Voices
Brandon Patterson

As a black male in Chicago, I find it hard for one to argue that the criminal justice system has not been used unfairly and unjustly to discriminate against black people and to outcast them from society.

Poor Black Men Are Locked Up While Poor Black Women Are Locked Out

The Washington Post | Posted 06.17.2014 | Black Voices

Patrice is, in many ways, typical. A low-income woman, she’s struggling to find affordable housing in Milwaukee. The 24-year-old single mother of th...

I Am My Brother's Keeper

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Today, as the father of two young women, I can tell you firsthand that while I continue to push for a society that doesn't disenfranchise them, I cannot ignore the reality that our young black men are facing unique and jarring challenges.

The Power of the Name 'Rick Ross' and the Weight It Carries

Antonio Moore | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment
Antonio Moore

As the name "Rick Ross" and life was mimicked in hip-hop, out of hubris the grandeur forgot to be responsible to the weight in the belief that the space occupied by entertainment would serve as a buffer from the repercussions.

The Other Pipeline Decision

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 02.03.2013 | Black Voices
Ivanley Noisette

The Pipeline to Prison is a national crisis that deserves the attention of advocates, lawmakers and the media. It will be up to us to pressure policymakers to address this pipeline with the same urgency demonstrated during the debate over Keystone XL.

Study: Crack Cocaine Markets Responsible For Decline In Black Male Graduation Rates

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

A recent study attributes the emergence of a black-white education gap in the mid-1980s to a rise in crack cocaine markets. The authors — William...

States with Harsh Drug Sentencing Working Towards Reform

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

There are more black men behind bars or under the watch of the criminal justice system than there were enslaved in 1850, wrote Michelle Alexander, aut...