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How images of white terrorism impact Black bodies
By Kira Shepherd on January 8, 2021

Black Americans and other people of color must take deep care during this moment in history.   This week we saw numerous images of bitter white men and women forcefully taking  over the...

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Saying Sorry Isn’t Enough, You Have to Do Sorry
By Danielle Sered on November 13, 2020

Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden have spoken about the 1994 Crime Bill as a mistake, all the while defending certain elements of it and never charting a way forward that fully reckons...

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Reflections on the Square One Roundtable
By Aliya Brown on October 24, 2020

Reflections from the two-and-a-half-day Square One Project Roundtable in Detroit. I recently had the opportunity to attend The Square One Roundtable on the Future of Justice Policy:...

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How We Can Make Our Communities Safer
By D'Angelo Cameron on September 3, 2020

With the end of this summer, we must double down on solutions that are already making our communities safer. The Labor Day holiday brought with it the unofficial end to a summer that...

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Defund The Whole System.
By Emilce Quiroz on August 27, 2020

We are witnessing an unprecedented change to our country's criminal justice system that is simultaneously overdue and insufficient. At least 12 cities like Baltimore, Los Angeles, and...

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All Black Lives Matter
By Common Justice Staff on July 16, 2020

Our country is experiencing a reckoning that is 401 years overdue. June 19, 1865.

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To Produce Safety, We Must Understand What Drives Violence
By Danielle Sered on July 8, 2020

As New York and other cities experience a rise in shootings amidst growing calls to defund the police, we risk mistaking these acts of violence as a reason to hold fast to current budget...

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Trying to Survive a Pandemic While Black
By D'Angelo Cameron on April 30, 2020

Surviving a pandemic is almost impossible in a country founded on anti-Blackness.    At 26, I survived COVID-19. It's sobering to think that the virus responsible for bringing the world...

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Survivor Centered Tips for Connection and Self-Care During Times of Crisis
By Aliya Brown on April 27, 2020

Survivor centered tips for taking care of ourselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.  One of the most important aspects of human life is connection. Many of us are experiencing...

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Everyone Deserves a Check
By Emilce Quiroz on April 21, 2020

Trump's stimulus checks left out millions of Americans. It shouldn't have.  As we face a global pandemic with this new strain of coronavirus, governments the world over are rethinking...

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