Month: March 2015

Women being forced to choose sterilization as part of plea bargains.. WTH?

I just read something that is truly apprehensible to me. In Nashville, female sterilization has been used by attorneys as conditions in plea bargaining deals and the District Attorney of Davidson County Glenn Funk had to officially ban his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip. If you’re unclear about what female sterilization is,

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No more student loans!!

So there’s a group of 15 college students who are leading a protest designed to pressure the government into forgiving their student loan debt. Now, we all know that student loan debt can be brutal for those who don’t pay back the money. Our government is all too happy to sit back and allow the

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Let’s blame Hip-Hop for Racist Frat Boys!

So, there was an incident recently involving the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity at The University of Oklahoma. Apparently while riding on a bus, several members of the frat decided to start singing a chant which goes as follows: “There will never be a n—-r SAE, you can hang them from a tree but they

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The US is the Biggest Jailer of Kids

I saw something on Twitter from the ACLU about a report that was submitted to the UN regarding the treatment of children in youth detention centers here in the US. It reminded me of my time working at the Ella Baker Center when I first learned about the horrors of The Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ),

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Ferguson is just one city out of the country…

Since the DOJ came out with their report highlighting the fact that the Ferguson Police Department is completely corrupt, DOJ officials plan on meeting with Ferguson city officials in the next couple of weeks to discuss just what should and what can be done about the police department. Now don’t get me wrong, I think

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