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Guest post: Karen Washington Should Not Have Died

The following post was originally published on Chocolate Covered Lies. It was written by Mark Harris.  By: Mark Harris The U.S. lapse in judgment on mental health issues have come to the forefront relentlessly over the past week or so. Let me give a couple of examples:

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Guest Post: Racism (why are we a color?)

By Mark Eubanks RACISM. It still occurs to this day, and appears to become worse by the years. The sad part is that most people that are racist don’t believe they are and don’t think that there’s anything wrong with it. You see it everywhere — the news, via media, and it also plays a big part […]

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Guest Post: The difference between juvenile and criminal court

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The following post was written by researchers at Instant Checkmate, a public records search service.  By: Instant Checkmate Many people don’t realize that juvenile court and criminal court are actually two separate judicial systems that operate differently, and for different reasons. Of course there are general similarities, but this is due to various overarching elements of the […]

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Guest post: I’m Not Racist, But…

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The following post was written by Chicago-based writer Terrence Chappell. Chappell has been featured in The Huffington Post, CS Magazine, The Men’s Book Mag. and on ChicagoPride.com. Go to chicago.gopride.com for more information.  By: Terrence F. Chappell When I clicked on the Thought Catalog’s January 17 article titled “I’m Not Racist, I’m Just Not Attracted to […]

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It Takes 5 Minutes To Illegally Buy A Gun In Chicago

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The following post was written by Heidi Redlitz, a San Diego-based blogger who is interested in how gun laws affect crime rates in major US cities. Politics, economics and social behavior all have an impact on crime rates, and Chicago is just one example of how these factors can affect urban areas. 

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Do you know Lewis Little?

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The following story is written by guest contributor Lamont Lilly. He is a journalist, activist and organizer based in Durham, North Carolina.  By Lamont Lilly It was late evening July 15th, 2013 when 19 year old North Carolina Central University sophomore, Lewis James Little was finally released after a month of incarceration for a murder […]

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A young black female Republican speaks out

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The following article originally appeared on The Root, and was written by Chelsi P. Henry. Henry is a RNC Rising Star and an environmental policy adviser. She was also the youngest elected woman in Jacksonville, Fla.’s history.  By: Chelsi P. Henry I’m often asked, “When did you become a Republican?” And my answer is the […]

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Diversity: The key to a better University of Michigan

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The following op-ed originally appeared in the Detroit Free Press. It was written by Lester Spence, an associate professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, and Kofi Boone, an associate professor of landscape architecture at North Carolina State University. As a public institution of higher learning, the University of Michigan is without peer. It has […]

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Open Letter to President Obama – The Power of Narratives

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The following post was written by guest contributor Byron Smith. It is addressed to President Barack Obama, and was written after the President granted Chris Matthews an interview on the campus of American University in December.  By: Byron Smith Dear Mr. President: Last week I repeatedly watched the interview you granted to Chris Matthews on […]

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Beth Richie on how anti-violence activism taught her to become a prison abolitionist

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This post originally appeared on Feminist Wire and was written by Dr. Beth Richie. Dr. Richie is engaged in several research projects designed to explore the relationship between violence against women in low-income African American communities and violence. For more information go to http://www.uic.edu/depts/wsweb/people/faculty/richie. By: Dr. Beth Richie Sometimes we learn our most profound political lessons […]

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