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Image: Ronald Reagan, with Nancy Reagan, signing the Anti Drug Abuse Act of 1988

The Untold Story of Mass Incarceration

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Vesla M. Weaver — Two new books, including National Book Award nominee ‘Locking Up Our Own,’ address major blind spots about the causes of America’s carceral failure. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman, Jr.; Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform by John F. Pfaff

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From Jackson to Richmond: Radical Mayors Leave Their Mark

From Jackson to Richmond: Radical Mayors Leave Their Mark

By Commentaries/Opinions

Two new books about making change in smaller cities are worthy of close study by anyone hoping to push their own city hall in a similar left-wing direction. By Steve Early, CounterPunch — Well before the Trump era, U.S. presidents from both major parties failed to address urban problems or made them worse. Governors, members of Congress, and state legislators didn’t perform much better. So the difficult job of fighting poverty,…

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March 12th Women’s History Month Edition of Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

March 12th Women’s History Month Edition Topics A New Book — “There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia” Amazing Black Women Guests Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY Betty Dopson, Co-Founder, CEMOTAP, Youngstown, OH and New York, NY Andrea James, Esq., Founder, Families for Justice and Healing, Boston, MA Ways to listen Vantage Point Radio with Dr. Ron Daniels,…

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We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Book Review

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s New Book is the Story of Race in America — and of Coates Himself

By News & Current Affairs

By Constance Grady — We Were Eight Years in Power, the new book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, is not precisely new. It’s a collection of eight articles Coates wrote for the Atlantic, starting in 2007 during Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, concluding this year with the start of Donald Trump’s administration, and including some of Coates’s greatest hits, including his much-lauded 2014 article “The Case for Reparations.” What’s new is that each…

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