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It came as no surprise to some African-Americans this week when news broke that a former aide to President Richard M. Nixon developed anti-drug policies that targeted Black people.

The so-called "War On Drugs" has largely been seen by critics as a draconian tactic that has impacted communities of color negatively and unfairly over the years.

New drug reforms are slated to be presented to the United Nations in April.

When we were growing up in Hollis, Queens in the '70s, there was not a single person who wasn't affected by the drug epidemic that began to ravage our community.

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Capping off a week of events and political actions to tackle prison reform, President Obama on Thursday became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison when he stepped through the doors of Oklahoma’s El Reno to talk to inmates and law enforcement officers about the current state of our criminal justice system. Literally […]

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A week after the White House announced the president would commute sentences for dozens of non-violent drug offenders this summer, Barack Obama made good on the…

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In a visit where he is expected to push for criminal-justice reform, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison when he travels to Oklahoma next week. On Thursday, Obama will meet with law enforcement officials and inmates at El Reno Federal Correctional Institution outside Oklahoma City. According to a […]

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An $18 million plan unveiled this week will allow thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level and non-violent offenses to skip bail in replacement for

A 3-year-old child dialed 911 saying that his mother wouldn’t wake up, which helped police find the mother, child, and three men in a motel room with illegal drugs. The mother was arrested on charges of child neglect and drug paraphernalia. [Sun Herald] An African-American man recorded his white neighbor pulling a gun on him. […]

Under a broad clemency program announced by his administration earlier this year, President Barack Obama pardoned eight Americans serving time for non-violent drug offenses Wednesday — an action that will allow the individuals to leave prison ahead of schedule next year. The move marks the first under the clemency program that shortens inmates’ sentences. The […]

It’s official. Midterm elections are over, and the votes are in. Last night was one for the books — the GOP took back the Senate, Congress made history by welcoming the 100th woman for the first time ever, and recreational marijuana use became legal in the nation’s capital. Check out these stories below to see […]