BY WESLEY LOWERYILLUSTRATION BY AARON MARINPHOTOGRAPHS BY CALEB SANTIAGO ALVARADO THE OPIOID CRISIS ISN’T ONLY A WHITE, RURAL, OR SUBURBAN PROBLEM. BLACK MEN ARE DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS AT A WAY HIGHER RATE THAN OTHER GROUPS. MH INVESTIGATES FROM THE FRONT LINES. NINE MEN, ALL OF THEM BLACK, gathered at Gateway to Change in early… Read More SPECIAL REPORT:THE EPIDEMIC KILLING BLACK MEN
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a $13.1 million settlement for a man framed by police for murder. Jamal Trulove spent more than six years in prison for a 2007 murder before being acquitted in a 2015 retrial. “And trust me I’m not done with them by a long shot!!” a profile… Read More San Francisco To Pay $13.1 Million To Man Framed By Police For Murder
On Feb. 3, it was reported that 21 Savage had been arrested in Atlanta, along with his cousin and fellow rapper Young Nudy, and taken into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. ICE alleges that the father of three, who grew up in Atlanta, is a national of the United Kingdom. The agency claims… Read More Untangling 21 Savage’s ICE Arrest: What Happened and What’s Next?
An inmate population surge in the 1980s led to the growth of for-profit prisons. Today, despite their mixed record, private prison companies are overseeing the vast majority of undocumented migrants. Watch it here.
David Leonhardt JUNE 6, 2017 Democracy isn’t possible without the rule of law — the idea that consistent principles, rather than a ruler’s whims, govern society. You can read Aristotle, Montesquieu, John Locke or the Declaration of Independence on this point. You can also look at decades of American history. Even amid bitter fights over… Read More The Lawless Presidency
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from Congress might end his once-promising political career but it doesn’t mark the end of troubles for the civil rights icon’s son. Just two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth full term, Jackson on Wednesday sent his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner, citing his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder and admitting “my share of… Read More Ethics Trouble Not Over for Jesse Jackson Jr.
Yesterday, President Barack Obama nominated his first openly gay African-American judicial nominee for the federal courts. Judge William L. Thomas has been put forth for consideration for the U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He’s one of seven judges nominated today and, if confirmed will be the second out African-American judge on the… Read More Obama Nominates Gay Black Judge to Federal Court
California voters overwhelmingly approved changes to the state’s tough “three strikes” law on Tuesday, ending a practice in which prosecutors could seek 25-years-to-life sentences for defendants even if their latest offense – their third strike – was neither serious nor violent. The law, approved by state voters in 2004, aimed to lock up career criminals like Richard Allen… Read More Prop. 36: ‘Three strikes’ changes approved
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