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President Barack Obama is led on a tour by Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels, right, and correctional officer Ronald Warlick during a visit to the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, Thursday, July 16. Photo courtesy of Evan Vucci / AP.

Obama: People Should Be Punished, But Not Sentenced to Life

Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post   The criminal justice system is “particularly skewed by race and by wealth,” President Barack Obama said on Tuesday in a speech at the NAACP Annual Convention in Philadelphia, [...]
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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 [...]
Graduates celebrate their achievements together at the College Bound Brotherhood Ceremony. Photo: Tiffany Price, Kapor Center for Social Impact.

College Bound Brotherhood Celebrates Graduates

Representing high schools from as far away as Pittsburgh and Pebble Beach, some 120 graduating high school students participated Tuesday night at the College Bound Brotherhood’s graduation celebration at the Kaiser Center in Oakland.
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Ben Jealous to Speak at College Bound Brotherhood Graduation

Benjamin Todd Jealous, Venture Partner of the Kapor Center for Social Impact and former NAACP President and CEO, will deliver the commencement address at the 2014 College Bound Brotherhood graduation ceremony honoring over 100 Black [...]
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The Beacon Deacon: Ze Smith

“Academically talented and politically conscious” is how the 26th California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O’Connell, described Zephanii (“Ze”) N’shea Smith when selecting her in December 2007 to the prestigious and highly competitive United [...]