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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez Slams The ‘Racial Injustice’ Of The Cannabis Business As White Men Profit

By | News & Current Affairs, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

The New York congresswoman suggests “affirmative-action licensing” to mitigate the “racial wealth gap” in areas that paid the price of the war on drugs. By Mary Papenfuss, HuffPost — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) earned praise from “drug justice” advocates after criticizing a growing marijuana legalization and business model that is paving the way for white male investors to reap major profits after minorities spent decades in prisons for selling pot….

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Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren backs reparations for black Americans

By | News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Ginger Gibson — WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, supports the federal government issuing reparations to black Americans who were economically affected by slavery, she said on Thursday. “We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences including undermining the ability of Black families to build wealth in America for generations,”…

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NYU

After Black Student Is Kept Out of Class Discussion, NYU School Acknowledges ‘Institutional Racism’

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While traveling abroad this week, a black graduate student at New York University says he was told by a classmate that a class discussion was easier to facilitate without a “black presence” in the room. Now administrators at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work have acknowledged that it has a problem with “ongoing institutional racism,” especially in the classroom. Shahem Mclaurin, a grad student in the Silver School, described the…

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Le Mémorial de la Déportation des Juifs de France names Jews deported in the Holocaust. Some got word this week they are receiving payments from the French government in reparation.

Holocaust Survivors And Victims’ Families Receive Millions In Reparations From France

By | News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Amy Held, NPR — Around three-quarters of a century after the Holocaust ended with the extermination of six million Jews, some survivors, as well as victims’ families and estates, are receiving reparations from France, in acknowledgment of the government’s role in deporting them to Nazi death camps via French trains. Forty-nine people who made it out of the Holocaust alive are receiving around $400,000 each, according to former Ambassador Stuart…

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Moms United to End the War on Drugs Re-launches #TrueLoveNotToughLove Campaign on Valentine’s Day

Moms United to End the War on Drugs Re-launches #TrueLoveNotToughLove Campaign on Valentine’s Day

By | News & Current Affairs

Moms from Across the Nation Propose a Better Way to Solve the Opioid Overdose Crisis and Save Lives. Moms from California to Washington D.C. are Available to Tell Their Powerful Stories. On Valentine’s Day Moms United to End the War on Drugs is launching the second annual “True Love, Not Tough Love” campaign. Moms reject paternalist drug policies that circumvent our maternal wisdom and replace it with cruel, anti-family values….

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Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris calls for marijuana legalization: ‘I think it gives a lot of people joy’

By | News & Current Affairs

By Katie Galioto, Politico — Sen. Kamala Harris called for the legalization of marijuana at a federal level in a Monday morning interview, making her the latest 2020 contender to weigh in on an issue that has become front-and-center as the presidential campaign season begins. “Half my family’s from Jamaica,” the California Democrat said, laughing when asked to respond to those who think she’s opposed to legalizing recreational use of…

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Black mother and son

Black Lives Matter Is Making Single Moms Homeowners

By | News & Current Affairs

In Louisville, the group is purchasing vacant homes for low-income families to promote stability in the community and fight gentrification.   By Zenobia Jeffries Warfield, YES! Magazine — In May, Tiffany Brown and her children will move into a new home in the historic Black neighborhood of West Louisville, Kentucky. A single mother of three, Brown has spent most of her adult life in public housing. Her first shot at…

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Legislation Allows People to Legally Consume Drugs Under Supervision of Staff Trained to Prevent Overdose

California Legislature to Consider Allowing Pilot Overdose Prevention Projects

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Legislation Allows People to Legally Consume Drugs Under Supervision of Staff Trained to Prevent Overdose and Provide Access to Drug Treatment   By Drug Policy Alliance — In Sacramento today, State Assemblymember Susan Talamantes-Eggman and State Senator Scott Weiner reintroduced legislation to allow the City of San Francisco to pilot and evaluate an “overdose prevention site” program. These sites would allow drug users could consume illegal drugs, including heroin, cocaine, or…

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