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Brennan Center Report details 15 different executive actions to reduce mass incarceration

The Brennan Center for Justice has created 15 executive actions that President Obama can carry out without Congress to reduce mass incarceration. The report, “15 Executive Actions” consists of the following recommendations. 

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North Carolina Supreme Court hears appeals to reinstate death sentences for inmates

North Carolina’s Supreme Court heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were reduced. The appeal seeks to challenge the ruling of a law that allowed certain criminal defendants to challenge their sentences on the grounds of racial bias in their prosecutions. 

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Kanye West, Common create more than 20,000 jobs for Chicago Youth

At a press conference held last Wednesday, rapper-turned-actor Common announced that his foundation has joined forces with Kanye West’s company DONDA’s House Inc. along with the Chicago Urban League to create more than 20,000 jobs for youth in Chicago. 

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Playwright takes reality of black men, prisons to main stage

Marcus Gardley is taking his healing to the stage. In a series of plays, the 36-year-old playwright is exercising his freedom of expression by creating satirical works about black men and prisons. 

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Paper argues for rights of black males in welfare system

A new Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) brief is taking a closer look at the disparate experiences of black males in the nation’s welfare system. The brief is designed to spur dialogue and action, and is part of the Obama administration’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. 

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Father who shot teen in daughter’s bedroom unlikely to face charges

A Houston father who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy after finding him inside of his daughter’s bedroom early Thursday will most likely not be charged. A grand jury still has to review the case. The father, who was only identified as a 55-year-old in reports, was awaken by his son around 2:20 a.m. He was told […]

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Justice for Jordan Davis: how can we expect it?

In November 2012, just one day after Thanksgiving, Michael Dunn fired 10 shots into the vehicle of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Davis was struck and killed, with the lives of his two friends spared. And while Dunn was charged with first-degree murder, in addition to the three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting/throwing […]

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Man chases down and shoots suspected burglar, possible stand your ground case

A central Florida man accused of chasing down and fatally shooting a suspected burglar Thursday told police he acted in self-defense. Claudius Smith, 33, reportedly was inside his home in Orlando when his girlfriend noticed a man on surveillance video walking around his yard in dark clothing. He says the man the climbed over a fence […]

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50% of black males will be arrested before turning 23

According to a new study published in the Crime & Delinquency journal, 50 percent of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the country are arrested at least once by the age of 23.  The findings shows a connection between the risks of arrest and race and gender.

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Study: Black men who grew up in single parent homes have higher risk of hypertension

According to a new study released by the American Heart Association, whether or not black men grow up in single family homes can determine their health. The study, “Childhood Family Living Arrangements & Blood Pressure in Black Men,” took a look at whether childhood family living arrangements are independently associated with mean BP and hypertension […]

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