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Black Voters are the Cornerstone of the Democratic Party
February 20, 2020
Trump is increasingly highlighting his pitch to African Americans as Democrats struggle to decide amongst a crowded field. Political observers understand that Trump is unlikely to win more than ten percent of the Black vote. But it is also understood that any percentage higher than average could be the margin of victory in a close race. ... read more »
As Opioid Crisis Hits Home, Black Media Outlets Step Up to Get Word Out
January 3, 2020
By the late 1970s, drug traffickers were shipping so much cocaine to the United States that the street price of the powdered stimulant dealers cook to make crack – the smokable rock form of the stimulant - dropped by nearly 80 percent, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). ... read more »
REPORT: Black Men Are Biggest Beneficiaries of the First Step Act
August 2, 2019
More than 1,000 individuals incarcerated in federal prisons were granted sentence reductions in the four months since the First Step Act was signed into law, according to the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC). ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass and Van Jones Speak at the People Power Convention
June 19, 2019
On June 8th, many South L.A. residents came together at Los Angeles Trade Technical College for the 4th annual People Power Convention hosted by Community Coalition. The convention is a mass organizing event where residents learn about educational equity, justice reinvestment, art activism, and unified voting power. ... read more »
Spirituality, Activism and Social Transformation
April 4, 2019
The Black community in America has not lashed out with retribution, violence or hate. We remain the most abused, but have maintained a commitment to Dr. King’s principle of nonviolence. As a people we are still the most non-harming collective. Throughout the centuries we have been God-fearing and compassionate. But Scripture says, “faith without works is dead.” We must as a collective come together and where necessary, partner with others who have the same concerns and stand up. ... read more »
WATCH: Rapper Meek Mill and High-Profile Supporters Launch Initiative for Criminal Justice Reform
January 26, 2019
Hip hop artist Meek Mill is taking on America’s criminal justice system. Mill launched the Reform Alliance in Manhattan Wednesday. He’s getting some star-powered support. The group says they want to fix what they see as a broken criminal justice system. ... read more »
WATCH: Jay-Z, Meek Mill and Members of the NFL Announce Formation of Criminal Justice Reform Lobby Organization “Reform Alliance”
January 23, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment pledged their high-profile platforms and $50 million on Wednesday at the launch of an organization that will lobby for changes to state probation and parole laws. ... read more / watch video »
Heroes in the Struggle: Taraji P. Henson, Gina Brown, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard and more Honored in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
September 28, 2017
Gina Brown was pregnant with her daughter when she received the news that she was HIV positive on April Fool’s Day in 1994. ... read more »
Van Jones’ #LoveArmy Rises Up in Hollywood
August 3, 2017
Media mogul Russell Simmons, comedian and television personality Nick Cannon and actor Nnamdi Asomugha joined activist, New York Times bestselling author and CNN commentator, Van Jones, onstage for a powerful panel discussion. ... read more »
Van Jones Launches Prison Reform Initiative
July 15, 2015
Millions of people know Van Jones as a CNN commentator, but millions more are acquainted with him through his community organizations ... read more »
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