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‘Returned’ Citizen Helps Others Register to Vote

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During the hot afternoon of Saturday, July 20, Courtney Stewart, founder and chairman of the volunteer organization Reentry Network for Returning Citizens, knocked on doors and walked the streets of Southwest’s Greenleaf and James Creek neighborhoods, in search of reentering citizens to register as voters. Additional volunteers registered people at the King Greenleaf Recreation Center at 201 N Street in Southwest.

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Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced to almost three decades in jail after conspiring with private prisons to trade kids for cash.

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by Emily Smith

In the private prison industry, longer sentences earn more money from the state.

Since 2003, Ciavarella received millions of dollars in bribes for condemning minors to maximum prison sentences. In one case, Ciavarella sentenced a 10-year-old to two years in a detention facility for accidentally bottoming out his mother’s car.

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Dr. Ron Daniels to Deliver Keynote at Power Network Conference June 27th

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Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, will deliver the opening keynote address at George Fraser’s annual Power Networking Conference to be held this year in Dallas, June 27-29. (http://powernetworkingconference.com/agenda/).

Dr. Daniels’s speech is entitled “Declaration of Intent to Heal Black Families and Communities.” At the closing ceremony of the conference, Dr. Daniels will be presented with the “Living Legend” award.

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