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More White LGBTQ Candidates Won't Help All Queer People Get Free
Every queer political candidate needs a racial justice agenda that addresses economic issues.
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5 Ways You Can Do Justice To Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Today
“Let’s not render King as the same sound bite we always hear of ‘I have a dream.’”
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This Is What The Future Of Legal Weed Looks Like
The industry is growing fast, and women of color are setting the terms.
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Colin Kaepernick To Receive Muhammad Ali Legacy Award
“Like Muhammad, Colin is a man who stands on his convictions with confidence and courage," Ali's widow says in presenting the Sports Illustrated honor.
Off-Duty Officer Pins Black Teen To Ground For Being On His Lawn
Another teen filmed the video and begged the officer to let them go.
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Jay-Z: We Must Use Our Voices, Platforms To Demand Social Justice
"Think small, and you can do much bigger things,” the rapper wrote in a new essay.
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Family Of Dontre Hamilton, Teen Killed By Police, Receives $2.5 Million Settlement
By Gina Cherelus, Reuters
Hamilton was unarmed when he was shot dead by police in Milwaukee in 2014.
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Google Pledges More Than $11 Million To Racial Justice Organizations
The company has long been vocal about their desire for social change.
Coming Together to Address Racism and Homelessness
activist, advocate, writer, teacher, CEO of the Center for Soc...
It soon became very clear to me that there is something more going on. [This blog is the transcript of a talk delivered by
Dispatch from Standing Rock: Queer and Trans Asian Americans' (QTAs) Reflections
Glenn D. Magpantay
Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islande...
In the face of racist captains of industry, we must stand-up and resist. If you have been moved by anything in this piece
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Disengaging From The Opposition: Justice Advocacy In 2017 And Beyond
Dr. Niaz Kasravi
Founder & Director, Avalan Institute for Applied Research Solu...
For those of us who advocate for justice in the American criminal and juvenile justice system, the last eight years have been nothing if not interesting, exciting...and frustrating.
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Filmmaker of the First Nations People's of the Americas
What did you feel the first time you met Reggie Austin? What is the relationship between race and lifers in the US? Notably
The Bail Trap: American Ransom - Beating Trump at His Own Game
Founder and President, Brave New Films
For Donald Trump the whole rigged systems thing was all just a talking point. But it was one that touched a nerve. Our criminal justice system is in fact rigged against the majority of those who are swept up in it.
Trump Is Our President-elect: It's Time For Action!
Emily Alicia Affolter
Eula Scott Bynoe
Trump’s platform is fear-inducing, especially for those with non-dominant identities in this country (for example, people
An Open Letter To My White Family, Friends, Neighbors And Colleagues
This is our moment to be the moral compass that our nation needs.
Silver Linings In The Worst Presidential Election Ever
George Goehl is co-executive director of People's Action and P...
There is good news to be found -- if you know where to look. It's in the conviction and courage of everyday people stepping up to move our country to higher ground. The actions these people have taken are silver linings in an election that has tested our belief in America and, at times, humanity.
A new vision for crime victims
The Vera Institute of Justice
A nonprofit organization working as a criminal justice reform ...
6) Survivors/Victims want the option to stay connected, without stigma, to their communities. They want to be able to choose
Jazz at Lincoln Center Swings with the Jazz Age
Novelist, essayist and law professor
This past weekend's program featured the appropriately titled: "The Jazz Age: Untamed Elegance," a sampling of some of the
America's Richest Politician Is Putting Thousands of Jobs at Risk
Executive Director, In the Public Interest
It wouldn't matter so much if Haslam were your run-of-the-mill governor. But he's the country's richest politician, with a net worth of $2 billion. It matters because Haslam has a plan that could plunge thousands of state workers into poverty.
Racial Stereotyping Is The 'Worst Thing' For Our Criminal Justice System
Elizabeth B. Wydra
President, Constitutional Accountability Center
When it makes its decision, the Supreme Court should ensure that our jury system, hailed at our nation's founding as a sacred bulwark of liberty, is a protective barrier against such discrimination, not an agent of it.
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