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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...


These Students Are Behind Columbia Univ.'s Divestment From Private Prisons
Columbia University is divesting from the private prison industry following a successful campaign b...


Two Prison Guards Resign After Photo of Beaten Inmate Goes Viral
Cortez Berry was also allegedly attacked by a group of inmates for refusing to join a prison gang....


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....


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....


How Prisons Make Black Men Sick
Infectious diseases and mental illness are serious concerns when locked up....


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....


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 ...


Dr. Raphael Warnock on Strengthening Black Families
The inspirational preacher says we as a community must take responsibility at H.I.S. BET Town Hall ...


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


Seriously, a Free Chief Keef Concert Doesn’t Benefit Anyone
Especially not the memory of one-year-old Dillan Harris....


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


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


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...