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Video: How do you raise a black child? A poem by Cortney Lamar Charleston

A poem by Cortney Lamar Charleston — presented as a film directed by Seyi Peter Thomas of Station Film. HOW DO YOU RAISE A BLACK CHILD? From the dead. With pallbearers … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Amy Roe: When Communities Say No One Should Stay in Jail Just Because They’re Poor

Five out of six people behind bars awaiting trial are there simply because they can’t afford bail. Community bail funds offer a solution. . When Dorothy Hinton-Adams was arrested for allegedly … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Black Mamas Bailout Day — Because All Of Us Are Fallen

Citing the tradition of their enslaved ancestors to “free ourselves,” a coalition of 25 grassroots, black-led organizations bought the freedom of about 60 black women jailed around the country for … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

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