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Scattergood graduate's social justice video project

Recently graduated from Scattergood Friends School and Farm, Rezadad Mohammadi directed, produced and did much of the work on the video below,  “The War on Drugs” (U.S.A. 144 more words

3 Young Men in Ville Platte, LA Criminally Charged for Being Ran Into By a Truck

Teka Lark is leading a campaign on OrganizeFor.org to see to it that charges are dropped immediately against 2 Louisiana teens and a 21 year-old who were charged by police with allegedly violating what can only be described as a harsh anti-pedestrian ordinance the city has, after the young men were rammed into by a truck-driver at night. 506 more words

Racism

Harvard's About-Face on Michelle Jones's Acceptance

In a collaboration between The New York Times and The Marshall Project, journalist Eli Hager recently published an investigation into Harvard University’s eleventh-hour flip-flop on its acceptance of ex-convict Michelle Jones to its doctoral program in history. 260 more words

Nonfiction

Teaching at Northern State Prison

Last October, Netflix released an original documentary directed by Ava DuVernay called 13th. As originally put forward by the NY Times, this full-length feature film is “powerful, infuriating, and at times overwhelming,” and “will get your blood boiling.” The film takes a close look at the 13th amendment, which was originally passed in 1865 and “ended” slavery in the United States of America, with one major caveat. 1,332 more words

Education

Jimmy Dennis — Free At Last!

This week, Jimmy Dennis was released after more than 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. originally published May 15, 2017

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Racism

The Blessing is Outside your Comfort Zone

“The blessing is outside your comfort zone.”  I recently heard this quote on a podcast about the spiritual practice of running.  But this truth extends beyond the topic of physical exercise. 557 more words

5 Ways That Innocent African Americans End Up Behind Bars

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s the IFC/Amazon Studios film Crown Heights garners buzz for it’s painstaking look at the case of an innocent man who spent 21 years in prison, the persistent failures of the United States criminal justice system are again put in the spotlight. 1,029 more words

Entertainment