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Denver City Council Members to End Contracts With For-Profit Prison Operators

A combined $10.6 million in contracts after a progressive councilwoman convinced her fellow members of the Denver City Council to end the city’s involvement with Core Civic and the GEO Group.

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Amid Disingenuous Vows for Unity, ICE Raids in Mississippi ‘Sow Fear, Pain and Discord’

Human and civil rights advocates in Mississippi and across the country called out the Trump administration Thursday after federal immigration

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Mixtroz Wins Women’s Business Enterprise Council South Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Awards recognize those newer woman-owned companies that evidence a strong growth trajectory, but also have a proven track record of innovation, extraordinary service provision…

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Securing America’s Fair Elections (SAFE) Act Passed in June – But Who Cares?

People are organizing and attempting to overcome interference by mobilizing the Democratic base of voters. Barbara Arnwine, who founded and leads the Transformative Justice Coalition…

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Cop Who Killed Eric Garner on Video Finally Closer to Being Fired After Five Years

Two days after activists protested yelling “fire Pantaleo” at a Democratic debate in Detroit with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio standing on stage, a New York administrative judge ruled that Pantaleo should be fired.

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A National Crisis: Surging Hate Crimes and White Supremacists

Regardless of race or ethnicity, our history chronicles the range of hate crimes that have taken the lives of Latinos as well as Native Americans, Blacks, Jews, and the LGBTQ community.

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Small Business Health Care Act Gets Bipartisan Approval in North Carolina House of Representatives

Senate Bill 86 Small Business Health Care Act passed the state House 82-32 and is expected to also be approved by the state Senate.

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New Educational Model: ‘Why Sammy Still Can’t Read: A Service Delivery Model for Creating a Culture of Reading’

By Leroy McClure to his brother, Sam
Reading is a fundamental element of learning, but not everybody has that skill. Two authors with experience in education want to change that and have released a new book to help make that happen. The book was inspired by personal experience.

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Single Black Seniors Network is Coming to a City Near You

Single Black Seniors Network (SBSN) is proud to announce that it is expanding their network beyond the Chicagoland region. SBSN is a socialization network of like-minded seniors who come together to interact…

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Why Are Police Still More Likely to Kill Men and Women of Color?

Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, five years ago. Since then, U.S. police have killed more than 5,000 people. Researchers and activists only know about these deaths because

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The ‘Warspeak’ Permeating Everyday Language Puts Us All in the Trenches

In a manifesto posted online shortly before he went on to massacre 22 people, Patrick Crusius cited the “invasion” of Texas by Hispanics. In doing so, he echoed President Trump’s rhetoric of an illegal immigrant “invasion.”

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Stop Blaming Tragedy on Violent Video Games and Other Forms of Media

It’s bad enough that these statements misrepresent the actual scholarly research and misinform the public. But it’s worse when those falsehoods give advocacy groups like the NRA cover…

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The Facts on the U.S. Children and Teens Killed by Firearms

Injury is the leading cause of death for U.S. children and adolescents, accounting for over 60% of all deaths in this group – a disproportionate and disturbing number of these deaths in the U.S. occur as a result of firearms.

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Why They Did It: Changes in the Language of the Far-Right Explain Its Current Violence

The recent shooting attack in which a young white man is accused of killing 22 people in El Paso fits a new trend among perpetrators of far-right violence: They want the world to know why they did it.

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‘Synecdoche’ the Rhetorical Trick Used on the ‘Squad’ and How It Could Affect the Vote

President Trump’s tweets calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “corrupt” countries they came from sparked the

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29 Dead After Shootings In Texas and Ohio, Police Probing White Supremacist Connections

Within 13 hours in two U.S. cities—El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio—at least 29 people were killed in mass shootings

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Mitch McConnell Must Reconvene Senate to Vote on Universal Background Checks After Months of Stalling

Progressive senators on Sunday said they would welcome an opportunity to return to Washington, D.C. in the midst of Congress’s

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Beto O’Rourke Rips Media for Failing to Connect Trump Rhetoric to El Paso

Asked by a reporter on Sunday what President Donald Trump can do “to make this any better” following the mass shooting in El Paso, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke called out members of the press…

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Democracy’s Political Polarization Is About Feelings, Not Facts

Politicians and pundits from all quarters often lament democracy’s polarized condition. Similarly, citizens frustrated with polarized politics also demand greater flexibility

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The Difference Between ‘Left’ and ‘Liberal’ – and Why Voters Need to Know

According to press accounts, all of the Democratic contenders taking the stage this week rank on a spectrum of more or

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Why Do African Americans Lose to Incumbent Governors and Senators

Former Georgia General Assembly Minority Leader Stacey Abrams would be a strong candidate for the 2020 U.S. Senate seat. She’s

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