It’s Time to End the Epidemic of Mass Incarceration

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons: End Mass Incarceration

AprisonThe flawed legislative bodies that form the Prison Industrial Complex amount to nothing more than modern-day slave factories.

While White Americans use drugs five times more than Black Americans, Black Americans are ten times more likely to be incarcerated for drug-related crimes

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Quotes To Know: "... Erase Its Memory"

"The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history, Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will forget even faster……The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."  ~ Milan Kundera

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We Have A Charge To Keep

By Tim Adams


RE: The Honorable H. Harris' Suggestion


Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen,


While it is a slower economy today than in some past years, there's a more serious problem in America and, particularly, in Florida. There is a need in our community. A need that no one can fulfill except us, we who live in our neighborhoods, shop at our businesses and go to our churches.There are African Americans who say they are leaders yet there are thirty people in one chapter of our own organization who cannot or will not pay to support collective efforts for equality in voter/citizen participation.


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It's All In Black & White

It's All In Black & White


President Barack Hussein Obama has been celebrated as the first African American president and rightly so. In a way, he is the quintessential African American in that his father was an African and his mother, American, bringing together two continents united by a troubled history. That his was the genesis of this shift in American politics is profound.Through self-discipline, study and an insatiable hunger to understand people and what makes them tick, Barack Obama has forged an exemplary life.

The mantel of "first Black President" stands as fact, shown in the response from racists who couldn't handle it any worse than if President Obama actually was a beret-wearing, fist-pumping militant negro. But Barack was raised by his White mother and family and they played the greatest role in his development. We know that the President is biracial but we don't talk about it much. But It was his mother who kept his academic nose to the grindstone and taught him to respect others as he would himself.

Barack's White grandparents joined the ranks of grandparents caring for their grandchildren and furthered his growth through their love and commitment as their daughter sought to make her own way. Living abroad in Indonesia  and the multicultural landscape of Hawaii expanded his horizons, informing his sense of humanity and helped him to overcome personal boundaries limited by black & white lines.

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