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The Growing and Disproportionate Imprisonment of Black Women
 

A recent NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet noted that between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in America increased from roughly 500,000 to over 2.2 million. Today, the United States makes up about five percent of the world’s population and has 21 percent of the world’s prisoners. Further in 2014, African Americans constituted 2.3 million, or 34 percent, of the 6.8 million correctional population total.

Black people are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of whites. The imprisonment rate for African American women is twice that of white women. “The Status of Black Women in the United States, (SOBW)” was released in June 2017 and coauthored by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington and the National Domestic Workers Alliance in New York.

 

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“The Status of Black Women in the United States” from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research
 

Black women consistently work for a better country, but our country is not working for them. By placing Black women’s experiences and interests in the forefront of policy…

 
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"The Waiting Room" – Are You Tired of Waiting?
 
What does it take to survive and thrive in the waiting process so that you can step into the next season of your future? Do you feel stuck in a place that you don’t want to be? New book by Xylia Sparks-Davis
 
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Tennessee Tribune Publishers Recognized Among 10 Most Powerful African Americans
 
Rosetta Miller Perry said it’s vitally important that people recognize the significance of the Black Press and understand the role Black women have long played in its creation…
 
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Michael Bloomberg Donates $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins University
 
Lack of funding could prevent well-qualified students from accessing opportunities. College cost and affordability are problems that will impact on the entire nation.
 
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GOP ‘Silence Now Deafening’ as Real Election Fraud Exposed in North Carolina
 

There’s finally a case that looks like real, election-changing election fraud. It just so happens that it’s alleged to have benefited a Republican.

 
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Indictments and Trials Finally Come in Police Shootings of Blacks, Minorities
 

Recent indictments and convictions suggest a swinging pendulum, and at least some cracks in the “Blue Wall” that all too often conspires to hide details and protect officers…

 
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