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Blacks and Latinos

Decision Points: Disproportionate Pretrial Detention of Blacks and Latinos Drives Mass Incarceration

Cynthia Jones | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Jones

Pretrial detention is a strong predictor of whether a defendant will be sentenced to prison at the conclusion of the criminal case. Defendants who cannot afford bail and spend months in jail can suffer job loss, education disruption, the loss of housing, and many other dire collateral consequences.

A New Freedom Vote: Justice for Trayvon and the Fight for Democracy

Robin D.G. Kelley | Posted 10.06.2013 | Black Voices
Robin D.G. Kelley

Like Mississippi's Freedom Vote, the Voting Rights Referendum for Trayvon Martin is not a "mock" election intended simply to pressure the federal government to act.

Will the Democratic Base Turn Out in November?

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The "Tea Party" movement has the real potential of not only sweeping away moderate Republicans, but also driving the Democrats in a direction which could leave the urban poor high and dry.