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Eric Holder’s Proposal Could Shift the Focus of the Prison Industrial Complex
Under Eric Holder’s sentencing plan, low-level, non-violent drug offenders would no longer be charg...


Prison Sentences for Black Men Nearly 20 Percent Longer Than Whites
Black men are getting longer sentences than white men for the same crimes, according to the U.S. Se...


Black Is the New Black: Number of African-American Women in Prison Is Rising
Black women are six times more likely to be in prison than white women....


Commentary: Is Slavery Back in Effect?
With so many Black men in prison, are we seeing a new form of slavery?...


Obama: King Made Our Union More "Perfect"
Thousands flock to the Memorial Mall in Washington, D.C....


Is It Worse for Black Men Than We Think?
New book theorizes that because there are so many African-American men locked away in the system, B...


Commentary: Too Many Handcuffs
Life imitates art for Meek Mill and too many Black youth, writes James Braxton Peterson....


Study: Whites Support Harsher Criminal Laws If They Think More Black People Are Arrested
This finding directly relates to America's having the largest per-capita prison population in the w...


Two Black Women Win National Debate Tournament
Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson of Towson University became the first Black women to win the Cross ...


Russell Simmons Rebuts Jay-Z's Occupy Wall Street Knock
Hip hop moguls share opposing views on the movement....


Rhymefest Slams Chief Keef in Online Essay
Fest is critical of the violent content the fellow Chicago MC promotes....


Does President Obama Owe You Anything?
Political observers discuss Obama's impact on African-Americans....


Interview: Nate Parker
BET.com gets the run down on why Nate Parker believes he’s obligated to be the change he wants to s...