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Dontre Hamilton. (Photo: AP Photo/Family photo courtesy of Dameion Perkins)

OP-ED: Police Must Stop Killing Mentally Ill Citizens

By Gwen Moore     The life of a man with schizophrenia, 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton, ended after he was struck by 14 bullets from a Milwaukee police officer’s handgun on April 30, 2014. The lethal [...]
Affordable housing complex in Oakland.

OP-ED: We Must Build Pathways Out of Poverty

By Congresswoman Barbara Lee   An article in the recent Post Newspaper, “Oakland is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity,” highlights the growing crisis of income inequality in our communities and our country.
Photo: Mark Hoffman, Journal Sentinel.

OP-ED: How Many More Will We Mourn?

By Cornell William Brooks, President/CEO, NAACP   How many more lives of unarmed Black men and women, tragically and senselessly killed by police, will our nation have to mourn before our country moves to fix [...]
Mumia on December 18, 2014 with (from left) Heidi Boghosian, Keith Cook and Johanna Fernandez.

A Slow Death for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Thousands of Prisoners in America

Published in The Huffington Post   By Heidi Boghosian, New York City Attorney, and Johanna Fernandez, professor of History at Baruch College (CUNY)   What does it mean for hundreds of thousands of prisoners in [...]
Police in Ferguson, MO.

Obama Bans Some Military-style Equipment Provided to Police

By Associated Press In a surprise announcement coming nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is banning the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments [...]
Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Pledges Commitment to Reforming Criminal Justice

At Columbia University today, Hillary Clinton called for the end of the “era of mass incarceration.” During remarks at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum, Clinton outlined the criminal justice [...]
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

“Destiny’s Women”, Baptized by Fire, Seek Justice in Baltimore Who knows if you haven't come to power in the kingdom for such a time as this?

By Paul Cobb, Religion Editor   As Baltimore was burning from the conflagration ignited from the news of Freddie Gray’s death after being injured while in police custody, many women and men clergy members were [...]