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Improved NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Training Not a Silver Bullet, Say Rights Attorneys

New stop-and-frisk training materials for all NYPD patrol officers, sergeants, and lieutenants over the next 18 months to 2 years, and which were developed under a federal court order to correct the legally incorrect training …

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NAACP Report: Real Causes of Health Disparities in the Black Community

The paper fails to demonstrate a causal relationship between natural gas activity and the health disparities, reported or predicted, within the African American community.

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Justice Should Not Just Be for the Wealthy

Even though people are innocent in the eyes of the law, they’re punished and deprived of their freedom with disastrous consequences for their lives and their families– unless they are wealthy enough to buy their freedom.

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91 Percent of Americans Support Criminal Justice Reform, ACLU Polling Finds

The American Civil Liberties Union Campaign for Smart Justice released new public opinion polling today that shows consensus support for criminal justice reform across the ideological and political spectrum.

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Why We Need to Save the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The bureau has brought cases against companies that attempted to take advantage of seniors by, for example, misrepresenting the interest rates on pension advance loans or deceptive advertising.

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Tiffany Haddish First Black Woman Standup Comedian to Ever Host the SNL

Comedian Tiffany Haddish is making headlines for her hilarious debut appearance on Saturday Night Live. She is reportedly the first Black woman standup comedian to ever host …

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Voter Engagement

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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans’ 1st woman mayor

LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans.

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AUTOPSY: The Democratic Party in Crisis – Leadership Still Chasing Republican Voters

The party should avidly promote inspiring programs such as single-payer Medicare for all, free public college tuition, economic security, infrastructure and green jobs initiatives, and tackling the climate crisis.

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What Killed the Democratic Party? The Nation

The Democratic Party lost just about everything in 2016, but so far it has offered only evasive regrets and mild apologies. Instead of acknowledging gross failure and astounding errors, the party’s leaders and campaign professionals wallowed in self-pity and righteous indignation.

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Books of Knowledge

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The Hidden Rules of Race

Authors Andra Flynn, Dorian Warren, Felicia Wong & Susan Holmberg
The Hidden Rules of Race shows how the fight for racial equity has been one of progress and retrenchment, a constant push and pull for inclusion over exclusion. By understanding how our economic and racial rules work together, we can write better rules to finally address inequality in America.

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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War

Author: Tony Horwitz
Bestselling author Tony Horwitz tells the electrifying tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody war. Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid …

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The Weeping Time: Story of a Slave Auction

Author Anne C. Bailey
In March of 1859, the largest sale of human beings in the history in the United States took place at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia. During the two days of the sale, raindrops fell unceasingly on the racetrack. It was almost as though the heavens were crying.

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