Justice Reform

The United States has the largest prison population in the world. In 2010, Michelle Alexander’s ground-breaking book “The New Jim Crow” spotlighted the current age of Mass Incarceration. But the concept has been promoted since Alexis de Tocqueville studied US jails and penitentiaries in the 1830’s. The school to prison pipeline continues to cost our society in ways seen and unseen. Meanwhile, police brutality disproportionately affects black Americans. These speakers are rethinking criminal justice, rehabilitation, and policing.

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  • Frank Stasio’s Fondest Shows: Meet Bree Newsome, Who Removed South Carolina’s Confederate Flag
    Activist Bree Newsome Bass gained national attention in the summer of 2015 when she was arrested for scaling the flagpole at the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, and removing the…
  • Packnett Cunningham will receive ‘Triumph’ Award
    St. Louis native and activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham, will be honored December 7 at the National Action Network's 2nd annual Triumph Awards. The Triumph Awards spotlight African Americans who have…
  • ‘Timing Was So Key’: Black-Owned Card Game That Celebrates the Culture Secures Distribution Deal with Target Just Months After Launching Posted by
    A new card game that challenges players on their knowledge of Black culture is poised to become the next sensation in family game night. And it’s being backed by a…
  • CCM to hold forum on racial equity with national speakers in December
    Following a series of four regional panels on race relations, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities will hold its final forum on December 3 with well-known authors and activists speaking on…
  • Meet the Fellows: An Interview with Brittany Packnett Cunningham
    Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a Fall 2020 Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, a NBC News and MSNBC Contributor, and host of UNDISTRACTED, a news and justice podcast with…
  • Warner Bros. Television Strikes Overall Deal With Activist & ‘I’m Not Dying With You Tonight’ Author Kimberly Latrice Jones
    Human rights activist and author Kimberly Latrice Jones is moving into television after striking an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.
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