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Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D).  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Legislators Call for Reform of Solitary Confinement Conditions

A hearing was held Tuesday by legislators to push for sweeping reform in conditions faced by thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay and other state prisons, where they are often locked in [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Joins National Day of Prayer to End Poverty

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) joined members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and interfaith leaders from around the country on Thursday on the Capitol Hill East Lawn for the first national CBC Day of Prayer [...]
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Faith Confronts Economic Reality in Fate of Jahi McMath

For many families of color who do not have deep pockets and friends and families in high places, interactions with police, the judicial system and even the hospitals are often problematic – even at their [...]
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OP-ED: Will California Join Colorado to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use?

By D. Demond King, The Redemption Center Recent legislation in Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana use is being touted as a “springboard” by many supporters of the nation’s burgeoning pro-pot movement. Ma