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There Is No Good Drug War

By Editors' Choice, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

By Maya Schenwar Twenty years ago, when acclaimed neuroscientist Carl Hart began studying drugs, he was motivated by a desire to help communities like the one in which he grew up: poor communities of color that had been, he believed, ravaged by the crack “epidemic.” The media craze around crack headlines was swirling to a fever pitch at the time – the late ’80s and early ’90s – and, Hart…

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Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Institute of The Black World Condemns “Reactionary” Supreme Court Rulings

By Editors' Choice, Press Releases / Statements

The Supreme Court Decisions of the past two days severely narrowing the application of “race” in achieving “diversity” at colleges and universities and the gutting of Section 4 of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 mark an intensification of the assault on the unfinished civil rights movement of the 60s under the guise of “race neutral” public policy. While there is no question that Blacks and other minorities have made significant…

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Official Reports for State of the Black World Conference III

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Representatives from 21 states in the USA, 15 countries and 20 colleges and universities convened November 14- 18th 2012 in Washington DC for the State of the Black World Conference III (SOBWC III) at Howard University. To read the reports from this historic gathering of leaders, organizers, elected officials, scholars and students from around the African Diaspora, click on the link below.

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The Declaration of Intent to Heal

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Declaration of Intent to Heal Black Families and CommunitiesBased on the Conference theme — State of Emergency in Black America: Time to Heal Black Families and Communities, the Declaration places heavy emphasis on “Marshalling Our Internal Resources to Do for Self,” including working to combat violence, fratricide and mass incarceration in Black communities.

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