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* Freedom! Righto?

Yanks are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day.  I am one of them.  But back in the day, studying world history from a British textbook, a single short paragraph was devoted to a “rebellion” somewhere across the Atlantic that led to the birth of a new country.   246 more words

Race Matters

To Forgive or Not to Forgive

There is a deep anger and sadness that has engulfed the United States, especially among black Americans, in the wake of the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, where 21-year-old white racist Dylann Roof killed nine people. 1,257 more words

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21 Questions for Racial Allies as Black Churches Burn in the South

I’m a firm believer that it’s especially important to ask the right questions of yourself and others when historic events are taking place. To that end, this list of questions for racial allies as black churches burn in the South. 435 more words

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Dade Commissioners Approve Pot Possession Penalty Reduction

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Should possessing a small amount of pot land a person in jail? Miami-Dade Commissioners said no on Tuesday. 243 more words

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Race Matters: Marijuana Cases Flood Court System

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — On a recent morning, County Court Judge Samuel Slom moved through his docket, calling one defendant after another with speed and efficiency. 1,686 more words

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Facing South Florida: Broward County- Civil Citation

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In response to Jim DeFede’s Race Matters series, Broward County has recently announced that they too will consider civil citations as another alternative for police officers to use when dealing with people who possess small amounts of marijuana. 74 more words

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Facing South Florida: Race Matters- Marijuana Arrests

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In response to Jim DeFede’s series titled Race Matters: Policing By The Numbers, reaction was quick and widespread.

Now, Jim is expanding the scale of his investigation to cover Miami-Dade County in its entirety. 79 more words

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