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Race Forward Launches Mass Freedom Project to End Mass Incarceration & Mass Deportation

As mass criminalization continues to target and harm communities of color, Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation today announced the launch of the Mass Freedom project. Mass Freedom aims to bridge the movements fighting to end mass incarceration and mass deportation under a shared vision for a multiracial democracy. “Mass criminalization is an…

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CBC Members Host Forum About Racism On College Campuses

By Lauren Victoria Burke and Freddie Allen Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill titled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on…

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Black Immigrant Organization Angry about Trump Rescinding DACA

By Frederick H. Lowe (TriceEdneyWire.com) -The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, the nation’s largest black-led organization championing racial justice and immigrant rights, blasted the Trump Administration for rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allowed 800,000 immigrant youth to live in the United States without fear of deportation. “BAJI is appalled by Trump’s decision…

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National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Presents Game-Changing Opportunity for HBCU Students and Alumni Interested in Law School

The Fourth Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo 2017 Sponsored by AccessLex Institute is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Bennett College andSaturday, September 16, 2017 at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. This groundbreaking summit is the exclusive national event of its kind in the…

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CBC Chairman Talks HBCUs, Impeachment and #RootOutRacism

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced a new campaign to #RootOutRacism in the White House. Richmond promised a “robust discussion” about…

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President Trump “Jokes” about Police Brutality in Long Island Speech

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a speech at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, N.Y., President Donald Trump seemed to openly endorse police brutality. Mother Jones reported that it, “Turns out the audience was comprised of officers in a police department that has been scrutinized for racial profiling, and whose former…

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Thanks, But No Thanks: CBC Rejects Second Meeting With Trump

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) rejected an offer from the White House to meet with all 49 members of the caucus, citing steps that the Trump Administration has taken, “that will affirmatively hurt Black communities.” In a letter addressed to President Trump, Richmond wrote that, “Your…

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Recovered Crack Addict, Tonier Cain, Hopes Drug Treatment Success Stories Stop Senators From Making Drug Epidemic Worse

During her 19-year crack addiction, Tonier Cain racked up 83 arrests and 66 convictions. She turned to prostitution to pay for drugs, lost custody of four children, and, when she wasn’t locked up, she slept under a bridge.  Today, 12-years after completing treatment, Cain penned an open letter to the Senate Health Committee urging them…

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