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Criminal Justice Reform Is on the Midterm Ballot

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Andrew Gillum wants to fix his state’s broken carceral system. He’s not alone among Democratic nominees for governor. By Matt Ford, The New Republic — Andrew Gillum wasn’t expected to win Tuesday night’s Democratic primary for the Florida governor’s race, even after he won Senator Bernie Sanders’s endorsement weeks ago. The 39-year-old Tallahassee mayor was outspent five-to-one by the frontrunner, and even more so by the two billionaires in the race, but…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

The Murder of Markeis McGlockton — Staying Away from Florida to Stand Our Ground

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Vantage Point Vignettes Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels — How many Black men and women must be murdered under Florida’s infamous “stand your ground law” before Black people across the nation will “stand our ground” by agreeing to “stay away from Florida?” Markeis McGlockton is the most recent Black person to be murdered in the “sunshine state” by a White man, Michael Drejika. This arrogant gun toting White…

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Institute of the Black World (IBW) Calls for Economic Sanctions Against Florida

Institute of the Black World (IBW) Calls for Economic Sanctions Against Florida

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    Institute of the Black World (IBW) Calls for Economic Sanctions Against Florida Group Seeks Justice in Memory of Trayvon Martin  For immediate release — Wed, July 17, 2013 (New York) — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), a prominent human rights and racial justice organization, is calling today for the immediate formation of a “National Coalition of Conscience” to declare an economic boycott of Florida as…

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