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Letters from Death Row

Whenever I need to be reminded of the power of honesty and transparency, I get inspiration from an unlikely place – from a small P.O. box where I receive letters from my former students on Death Row. 501 more words

La Salle Student Shares Her Story Of Overcoming Long Odds To Graduate

By Dom Giordano

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Graduating La Salle University student Bianca Perry shared her experiences overcoming family dysfunction, including her mother’s drug addiction, imprisoned relatives, and her dangerous behavior to finish college and start on a career path. 300 more words

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Jailing People Costs Billions More Than You Think It Does

By Carimah Townes

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that local communities spent $22.2 billion to jail suspects and offenders in 2011. A new report from the Vera Institute, however, shows that this figure underestimates the true cost of jails — potentially by massive amounts. 238 more words

News From The Soul Brother

The "Hore" of Common Core

No I did not spell “hore” wrong. I am not referring to “whore” as in prostitute. The definition of “hore” is foulness. As I mentioned before our love of language has introduced me to so many words. 266 more words

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Rushing to call the Waco biker gang members “thugs” is not what we mean by racial equality

Somehow an immensely necessary and nuanced public conversation about racial bias and state violence in America today has been reduced to an overly simplistic fight over the word “thug.”  On some level, I get it.  748 more words