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It’s About Time

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By Raynard Jackson – I have worked around 3 Republican presidents (Reagan, Bush, and Bush) and I can tell you for certain that one sure-fire way of learning a president’s priorities, is by who he agrees to spend time with (as in meetings). A president’s time is scheduled to the nth degree. So, if the […]

Unlikely Allies Call for Shifting Spending from Prisons to Schools

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By Nirvi Shah (Edweek.org) – The NAACP has joined forces with fiscally conservative groups, former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, and others to persuade legislators and policymakers to shift the growing amount of money spent on prisons to education. In a new report called “Misplaced Priorities: Over Incarcerate, Under Educate,” the NAACP compiled research […]

The Root: We Can’t Afford To Not Fix Justice System

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By Benjamin Todd Jealous and Lateefah Simon (NPR.com) – Reforming the nation’s criminal-justice system is one of the most urgent civil rights issues of our time. One shocking fact illustrates why: More African-American men are entangled in the criminal-justice system today than were enslaved in 1850. How did we get here? The rise in America’s […]

Gender Equity is Everybody’s Business

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By Julianne Malveaux – March is Women’s History Month, and the White House Council on Women and Girls, led by Valerie Jarrett, commemorated it by releasing a report on the status of women. According to the report, we’ve come a long way sisters, but we’ve still got a long way to go. Despite the fact […]

An Urgent Movement for Justice

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Benjamin Todd Jealous, Huffington Post – During the past two weeks, in response to successful grassroots campaigns, two governors have released black Americans who had been railroaded by our nation’s criminal justice system. Together, these cases speak to the urgent need for the work the NAACP and our allies are doing to encourage more Governors […]