Vox Populi

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Video: Path of Freedom

In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men’s prison, a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation.

March 10, 2019 · 1 Comment

Zenobia Jeffries: The Racist Origin of the Second Amendment and the Rise of Black Gun Ownership

Many people of color are faced with uneasy support for a civil right that began as a way to oppress them.  . Siwatu-Salama Ra, 26, will likely spend the next … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Fred Everett Maus: In the Women’s Prison

[This poem is made of words from a meditation group in a maximum security prison]   A woman meditates silently for two minutes, eyes closed—   Always a block party … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

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