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Governor Brown Signs Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer’s Bill That Will Help End the School-to-Prison Pipeline
September 18, 2018
  (Sacramento)–Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer’s (D – South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 2944, legislation that creates a permanent contribution-based funding source to end the school-to-prison pipeline. ... read more »
White Female Off-Duty Cop Gets Manslaughter for Killing Black Man, After Illegally Entering his Home
September 10, 2018
  DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
102.3 Radio-Free KJLH plans a lineup of powerful speakers and valuable resources for the Men’s Empowerment Summit
102.3 Radio-Free KJLH presents the 2nd Annual Men’s Empowerment Summit with the goal of inspiring and empowering men of color from the diverse communities of Southern California. ... read more / view event »
Central Park Crime Drama Unveils Its Leading Men Actors to Portray the Real-Life Teens and Adults at the Center of the Central Park Five Case
August 17, 2018
Netflix’s original narrative series, The Central Park Five, created by  Ava DuVernay, who will write and direct the four episodes follow the miscarriage of justice that engulfed Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. ... read more »
Justice Served: McCulloch Out, Bell in as St. Louis County Prosecutor
August 16, 2018
Just over four years ago, on August 9, 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered by police officer Darren Wilson. He was shot six times, and might have survived some of the shots, but was fatally wounded when he was shot in the head. Wilson claimed he shot in self-defense, but Michael Brown was unarmed. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch took his time convening a grand jury and announced in November 2014, three months after Brown's murder, that the grand jury voted not to indict Wilson. ... read more »
New York Becomes First US City to Offer Free Calls from Jail
August 14, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — New York is becoming the first major city in the U.S. to offer free phone calls from jails. The New York Times says Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law on Monday. ... read more »
WATCH: Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, a Six-Part Docu-Series Set to Premiere July 30th
July 27, 2018
ABOUT REST IN POWER: THE TRAYVON MARTIN STORY Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story examines the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part, unscripted documentary series looks at one of the most talked-about and controversial events of the last decade, ... read more »
Jury Reform Initiative Set to Hold National Conference in Los Angeles on July 28
July 23, 2018
  In an effort to address police misconduct and racial bias in the criminal justice system, the Jury Reform Initiative is launching a nationwide movement with a National Conference in Los Angeles on July 28, ... read more »
Criminal Justice Reform: Rep. Danny Davis’ New Bill Pushes Back on Money Bail
January 25, 2018
On January 18, Davis introduced the Bail Fairness Act of 2018 to alleviate some of the burdens associated with the cash bail system. ... read more »
NFL Must “Provide a Better Platform” on Racism and Criminal Justice Reform
October 31, 2017
The League needs to support and encourage this work and expand its scope so that it can, as Reid said, "provide a better platform. ... read more »
Criminal Justice Reform Continues with the Passing of #EquityAndJustice Bills
October 26, 2017
Youth Justice Coalition recently hosted the victory celebration for the passing of 6 state senate bills set to increase the progress of Criminal Justice Reform in the state of California. ... read more »
National Action Network Los Angeles Stands Up for Criminal Justice Reform One Case at a Time 
July 20, 2017
Criminal Justice reform is like an onion; it has many layers. Laws, law enforcement, the judicial process, community, incarceration, and the families  affected by this vicious costly system.  ... read more »
Kamala Harris Wins Race to Become 1st Black to Represent California in U.S. Senate
November 9, 2016
California Attorney General Kamala Harris, 52, won the open California U.S. Senate race defeating fellow Democrat, Orange County Representative Loretta Sanchez. ... read more »
Clinton: Nation needs to bring together police, communities
August 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton said last Thursday the nation needs to work together to repair rifts between police officers and the communities they serve and guard against more discord — a veiled reference to rival Donald Trump. ... read more »
Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett To Talk Criminal Justice Reform With Mayors
June 23, 2016
Hundreds Of U.S. mayors to convene in Indiana before conventions this summer ... read more »
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