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Independence for All: Rethinking the Fourth of July Through Black and Brown Lenses
By Tahirih Anthony on July 3, 2024

"What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise." - Reflecting on the...

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The NYPD Has No Place at Pride
By Candacé King on June 27, 2024

If there was ever an institution that consistently and spectacularly fails the vibe check, it would be...

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Casting a Wider Ballot: The Fight for Voting Rights in NY
By Tahirih Anthony on June 25, 2024

In the bustling realm of New York politics, the Common Justice Policy Team had the honor of...

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Juneteenth's Call for Freedom: Ending Slavery in Prisons
By Chanda Daniels on June 18, 2024

Over the last few years, Juneteenth, which began as a Texas-centered celebration, has grown into a...

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What is Common Justice Reading?
By Common Justice Staff on August 30, 2023

This summer, Common Justicepresents a handpicked selection of literary gems that delve into the...

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Jordan Neely Should be Alive Today: How Elected Officials’ Attempts to Promote “Public Safety” Have Failed New Yorkers
By Common Justice Staff on May 16, 2023

The recent murder of Jordan Neely, a young unhoused Black man living with mental health complexities, on...

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Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols
By Common Justice Staff on January 31, 2023

Tyre Nichols deserves to be here today. We must never forget his name or the names of countless others...

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Black and Brown Men Who Cause Harm Deserve Same Media Treatment as Whites
By Common Justice Staff on September 1, 2022

For decades, the mainstream media has helped shape the narrative that Black and Brown men who cause harm...

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The Big Apple Has Homelessness—Not Just Dreams and Rich Lifestyles
By Terri Daniels on September 28, 2021

NYC is experiencing a housing crisis, with those who identify as LGBTQIA+ being most impacted. New York...

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Ableism is a racial justice issue
By K. A. on July 21, 2021

A truly equitable world means the needs of disabled people are not only considered, but prioritized.

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