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N.Y.P.D. Use of Surveillance Technology on Adolescent Photos

“The New York Police Department has been loading thousands of arrest photos of children and teenagers into a facial recognition database despite evidence the technology has a higher risk of false matches in younger faces. . . . Technology that…

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A Relentless Jailhouse Lawyer Propels a Case to the Supreme Court

With a 10th grade education, Calvin Duncan served his fellow inmates by doing legal research  on their cases at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola for 23 years.  Before being , Duncan won liberation for several inmates and identified the…

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Kicked Off the Land

The New Yorker story of brothers Melvin Davis and Licurtis Reels deprived of their land and imprisoned for eight years for civil contempt is an example of a system that operates to deprive African Americans of their property.  “Between 1910…

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Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People

With so much call for unity, it is sometimes difficult for people in the majority to understand how oppression creates a critical need for people of color to have time and places without white people present. Kelsey Blackwell explains how…

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The Clear Connection Between Slavery And American Capitalism by Dina Gerdeman

As seen by the number of posts today [more to come], last night’s Continuing Conversation about reparations was extremely engaging.  Caroline Clarke did a magnificent job educating the audience about conditions imposed on the African American community far beyond slavery….

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