REPORT: The 3,100 Companies That Are Invested in Mass Criminalization
Urban Justice Center: “With this report we seek to convey the enormity of the prison industrial complex and shed light on its diverse corporate participants.”
Youth of Color Demand Racial Justice in Gun Reform During #NationalSchoolWalkout
On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, activists call for gun violence solutions that don’t further the criminalization of Black and Latinx youth.
Senate Leader Backs Marijuana Decriminalization
Chuck Schumer to introduce measure that would decriminalize the drug at the federal level, says he’s “seen too many people’s lives ruined” due to marijuana-related incarceration.
4/20 Special: How Advocates and Entrepreneurs of Color Are Fighting for Equity in the Legal Weed Business
We spoke to Latinx and Black activists and entrepreneurs who are challenging marijuana prohibition, hypocritical industry power players and stigma within their own communities to ensure that people of color don’t miss out on the legal pot boom.
New York Governor Restores Voting Rights to Parolees
An estimated 35,000 residents, overwhelmingly Black and Latinx, stand to benefit from Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.
Supreme Court Restricts Deportation of Immigrants
Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch sides with liberal justices as SCOTUS strikes down federal provision that facilitated deportation of convicted immigrants.
Starbucks to Close 8,000 Stores in May for a Daylong Racial Bias Training
The company is doing damage control after the release of a viral video of Philadelphia police arresting two Black men at the behest of a store manager who accused them of trespassing.
Activists and Elected Officials Rally in Philadelphia to #FreeMeekMill
Criminal justice advocates continue in their quest to liberate the jailed rapper.
REPORT: Milwaukee School Discipline Guidelines Disproportionately Target Black and Latinx Students
A new study from The Center for Popular Democracy and Leaders Igniting Transformation says the millions the Milwaukee Police Department spends in schools props up the school to prison pipeline.
Department of Justice Freezes Legal Assistance Program for Detained Immigrants Facing Deportation
ACLU spokesperson: ”Each week, the Trump administration finds new and cruel ways to hurt immigrants.”
READ: How America Criminalizes Impoverished People of Color
The New Republic breaks down how policy and practice punish the least resourced among us.
Washington Is First State to Adopt Comprehensive Anti-Bias Rule for Jury Selection
“This groundbreaking rule for jury selection will reduce the damage done by racial and ethnic bias to the integrity of our judicial system and to communities of color.”
New Legal Drama Holds Criminal Justice System 'In Contempt'
The BET series views the tumultuous justice system through the eyes of a Black court-appointed attorney.
Three Southern States Pledge National Guard Troops to Reinforce Border Security
The move comes as details emerge on the role troops deployed by President Donald Trump will play on the United States-Mexico border.
California Lawmakers Challenge Police Lethal Force Standard After Stephon Clark Shooting
The measure would permit police officers to open fire only when there is no other alternative to prevent injury or death.
I Wrote A Book With Michael Bennett. Here's Why I Stand With Him Now. [Opinion]
Dave Zirin, the co-author of “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable,” on why there’s nothing at all uncomfortable about standing by the activist athlete.
Department of Justice Sets Quotas for Immigration Judges to Speed Up Deportations
The announcement comes as the Trump administration weighs other measures to fast track the deportation of children arrested at the border.
'Our Country is Being Stolen': Trump Renews Attacks on Immigrants
His accusations were met by bipartisan condemnation.
U.S. Military Vet Who Served Two Tours in Afghanistan Deported to Mexico
Miguel Pérez Jr. was deported after a 16-month plea to the Department of Homeland Security.
After Nearly 45 Years of Incarceration, Herman Bell Wins Parole
Herman Bell, a former member of the Black Panther Party, was granted parole after serving nearly 45 years and having been previously denied seven times.