Today I want to use my unique set of criminal justice experiences -- from both sides of the prison wall -- to help end the mandatory minimum sentencing for non-violent offenders.
As prophets did in the days of abolition, the anti-lynching movement, and the Civil Rights movement, modern-day leaders, like Michelle Alexander, have traversed the country shining light on the myth of equal justice in our justice system. And on Tuesday, the unlikely duo of Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul joined together to address this myth by introducing the REDEEM Act.
The twentieth anniversary of the Rebbe's passing is being accompanied by the portrayal of the Rebbe as the founder of Judaism with a smile. But this is not the whole story and it sanitizes the Rebbe's legacy. In truth, the Rebbe was a revolutionary.
Sojourners, a national Christian organization, is celebrating more than 40 years of faith in action for social justice.
Over the course of our respective careers it has become clear to us that there are two critical factors that can change the current landscape: improving access to capital for women-owned businesses, and creating structures to better enable women entrepreneurs to get the resources and networks they need to thrive.
As the climax approached in Dale Russakoff's compelling New Yorker article, "Schooled," a Newark mother asked the key question of Superintendent Cami ...
The former mayor of Newark, N.J., and a sitting United States senator, has an academic background and relevant experience for the job. He is a Democrat, but not a fire-breathing partisan.
Thirty one years before U.S. Senator Cory Booker moved to Newark, Junius Williams, another dynamic, African-American Yale Law School graduate moved to the same city, with ambitions much like Booker's.
Irritated by the extreme overshare and monopolization on my feed, I tweeted him the picture. When I didn't get an answer, I hit unfollow for the first time. I didn't last very long.
Concerned with the growing problem of gun violence in Newark, Jessica Mindich decided to think of a creative way to repurpose guns into jewelry: "There's an issue of illegal gun violence in Newark, and I saw an opportunity to help a city."
If millennials don't have a progressive/libertarian presidential candidate to vote and volunteer for in 2016, you can be sure we'll run one of our own down the line.
In August 2011, I was trying on a dress in a Brooklyn boutique when my phone buzzed to notify me that my mom had emailed. Expecting the usual check-in -- how was my weekend going, and here's a photo of the new puppy -- I instead read: "I am attaching a copy of a letter I have written to Mayor Cory Booker suggesting that he meet Adina.*"
This summer my startup was growing nicely. So why not sit back and enjoy the ride? Well, it turns out that entrepreneurs don't do that very well, and I was looking for actions and tools I could to further solidify our position as the leaders in video curation.
Neel Kashkari is a former Goldman Sachs Golden Boy who left that infamous organization to join the Treasury Department, where he was responsible for overseeing $700 billion in bailouts to his former employer and other Wall Street firms. Now he wants to run for governor of California on that record.
Once in a while, an opportunity comes along for everyone to take an action to save a life. And it won't hurt a bit. You don't even have to step away from your screen. And I'm asking you to do it Wednesday.
When I speak on coming out and bring in my own experiences, I often leaven the stories with references to Jewish law and tradition. In some respects, not only am I repeatedly coming out to these audiences as trans and gay, but I'm also coming out as Jewish.