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Politics for a New Millennium: Jackson, MS Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba

Date: July 10, 2017 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All, Structural Racism,

By Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs ICNA Vice President Civic Engagement During the first quarter of the 21st century, the American political landscape has witnessed seismic shifts during its electoral cycles. A virtual stealth ultra-conservative political movement, that later identified itself as the Tea Party, captured state legislatures and governor’s mansions in 2010 in response to the election of the nation’s …

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Want to End Mass Incarceration? Stop Blindly Reelecting Your Local Prosecutor

Date: August 18, 2016 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All, Structural Racism,

Source: VOX – September 8, 2015 By German Lopez St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch was widely criticized for his handling of the investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. But when it came time for voters to hold him accountable, McCulloch ran unopposed, sweeping the November election after the August shooting. The easy reelection reflects a …