Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tag: War on Drugs

Bill Maher Guest Says Drug War Reparations...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPCsKt5fEBs&feature=youtu.be African-Americans deserve at least 50 percent of the lucrative marijuana industry, rapper-turned-activist Killer Mike argued during a Friday appearance on HBO's "Real Time with...

Seattle Files Motion to Vacate Marijuana Convictions...

Seattle officials have a filed a motion to vacate all convictions and dismiss all charges for marijuana possession for anyone prosecuted by the city...

Black Folk ‘Responded Worst Off’ to Marijuana...

https://youtu.be/4IVNkUr8t4k A Republican lawmaker in Kansas made an outwardly racist comment this week when he suggested that Black Americans "responded worst off" to pot because...

Easing of Marijuana Laws Will Still Create...

For African-Americans, the fact that they are disproportionately arrested for low-level marijuana violations is less than surprising. The Black community has long been aware...

Will Politicians and Police Treat Black Opioid...

Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines last year, he’s faced a worldwide backlash for his deadly approach to the drug epidemic in...

Two People Granted Clemency by Obama Return...

Two people who were granted clemency by President Barack Obama have returned to prison, highlighting the larger issue of recidivism, the role of clemency...

Here’s What Sen. Kamala Harris Had to...

California Sen. Kamala Harris isn't here for the racialized double standard when it comes to discussions surrounding the crack epidemic of the '80s and...

Is Sessions Resurrecting Failed ‘War On Drugs’...

There’s a new sheriff in town at the U.S. Justice Department, with newly installed Attorney General Jeff Sessions intent on sending a strong message...

Report: AG Sessions to Weigh Harsher Penalties...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is currently considering policy changes that would strengthen the rules on prosecuting drug crimes, officials familiar with the matter say,...

Massachusetts Court Dismisses 21,000 Drug Cases After...

In what is being described as the largest single dismissal of wrongful criminal convictions in U.S. history, a Massachusetts court has dismissed over 21,000...

Obama: Treat Marijuana as a Public-Health Issue...

Should marijuana be legal in all 50 states? The topic of pot legalization has become a hot-button issue over the past few years, as...

Jay Z’s New Short Film Documents ‘Epic...

Jay Z believes the war on drugs is an 'epic fail.' The mogul narrated a new short film documenting the government crackdown. The video follows the rising...

Fox News Host in Denial After Libertarian...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZoEFjYoKxY On the Aug. 23 edition of Fox News' "The Five," Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson reaffirms his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. In...

How Mass Incarceration Developed into a Modern-Day...

On any given day in the United States, one in 10 Black men in their 30s is in prison or jail. In fact, one...

Undoing the War on Drugs: President Obama...

In an effort to begin to undo the harm caused by the war on drugs and reform the criminal justice system, President Obama has...

The Unfortunate Crack in Prison Reform: Where...

When President Barack Obama came into office, he had an ambitious and broad agenda, which included many changes, such as prison reform. However, Obama...

Brooklyn Man One of 61 Inmates Granted...

A former Brooklyn resident is expected to be released from prison two years early after President Obama's announcement this week that 61 inmates would...

Behind Bars: 6 Things You Should Know...

March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect upon the accomplishments that women have made in our lives and in our communities, the...

President Obama Commutes Sentences of Another 61...

Although President Barack Obama has taken more steps to reverse mass incarceration than any of his predecessors — he is the first one to...

WATCH Unbelievable Break Down of America’s War...

Former first lady Nancy Reagan’s legacy will always be tied to her husband, President Ronald Reagan, and his war on drugs. Atlanta Black Star dissected...

Nixon Adviser Said the ‘War on Drugs’...

We have known for years that the war on drugs is a war on Black people, their families and their communities. Books such as...