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Let’s put an end to the New Jim Crow

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[leadplayer_vid id=”539F75845CC89″]   Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons have gathered a coalition of supporters from various walks of life to stand together to correct the serious injustices of the prison industrial complex. ¬†Rehabilitation and even punishment are acceptable in themselves, but when a nation builds an entire economy around the unjust incarceration of millions of its citizens, that nation is serving as a tool for its own demise. ¬†Families…

Dr Boyce Watkins: Black people must stand up to toxic hip-hop

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks about the importance of black people speaking up about toxic hip-hop music and harmful media. Dr Watkins explains that negative messages affect the thinknig of our children, and that the music only promotes the increased dysfunction that has occurred in black America over the last 40 years. He mentions the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration, but also discusses the struggles of the…

Cook County Board President: Ronald Reagan Deserves “A Special Place In Hell” For Drug Policies

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Toni Preckwinkle, President of Cook County Board, the second-most populous county in the nation, shocked audience members at a conference in Champaign, Ill. when she stated the late President Ronald Reagan deserves “a special place in hell” for his drug policy and the “war on drugs” that followed his policies. She later described her statement as inflammatory, but refuses to change her position on the discussion.¬†“If I had it to…