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HUNTSVILLE’S FAITH COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER TO TACKLE TOUGH ISSUES, SUCH AS MASS INCARCERATION

HUNTSVILLE’S FAITH COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER TO TACKLE TOUGH ISSUES, SUCH AS MASS INCARCERATION

It's been one year since the grassroots organization, Faith in Action Alabama, formed. The stated goal: " a statewide grassroots interfaith, interracial faith-rooted organization that will build and wield power that leads to bold public decisions at the local and state levels that honor the dignity of all of God’s children."

MOM DIES OF 'BROKEN HEART' AFTER SON KALIEF BROWDER KILLED HIMSELF LAST YEAR

MOM DIES OF 'BROKEN HEART' AFTER SON KALIEF BROWDER KILLED HIMSELF LAST YEAR

The mom of a Bronx man who killed himself after spending three horrific years in Rikers Island has died from complications of a heart attack, her lawyer told the Daily News Sunday. Venida Browder, 63, the mother of Kalief Browder, died Friday at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, said attorney Paul Prestia. She was surrounded by five of her six surviving children.

U.S. POLICE CHIEFS GROUP APOLOGIZES FOR ‘HISTORICAL MISTREATMENT’ OF MINORITIES

U.S. POLICE CHIEFS GROUP APOLOGIZES FOR ‘HISTORICAL MISTREATMENT’ OF MINORITIES

The president of America’s largest police organization on Monday issued a formal apology to the nation’s minority population “for the actions of the past and the role that our profession has played in society’s historical mistreatment of communities of color.”

FLORIDA'S DISENFRANCHISED: VOICES OF THE 1.7 MILLION NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE (VIDEO)

FLORIDA'S DISENFRANCHISED: VOICES OF THE 1.7 MILLION NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE (VIDEO)

"When you vote, that's when you experience what it truly means to be an American citizen." 1.7 million Floridians – 10% of the state's adult population – can't vote because of a prior felony conviction. This is the story of three felons who turned their lives around and are fighting to restore voting rights for fellow convicts.

DEMONSTRATORS DEMAND JUSTICE, ANSWERS IN EL CAJON SHOOTING

DEMONSTRATORS DEMAND JUSTICE, ANSWERS IN EL CAJON SHOOTING

Anger over the police shooting death of Alfred Olango continued to linger in the speeches, signs and shouts of marchers at a trio of protest rallies Saturday around the county, but the mood seemed to be shifting toward healing the community and ensuring that shootings like this don’t happen here again.

VIEW FROM FERGUSON: CHARLOTTE HAS GOOD START, TOUGH ROAD AHEAD

VIEW FROM FERGUSON: CHARLOTTE HAS GOOD START, TOUGH ROAD AHEAD

On the night of Sept. 21, Steve Knight, pastor of social justice and activism at Charlotte’s Missiongathering Church, placed a call to the PICO National Network, which sponsors the Live Free project on mass incarceration and violence in minority communities, to get help ensuring that the police's official story wasn’t accepted without challenge.

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VIOLENT CRIME IS UP, BUT DONALD TRUMP IS STILL WRONG

VIOLENT CRIME IS UP, BUT DONALD TRUMP IS STILL WRONG

Pastor Michael McBride, who works to reduce gun violence and mass incarceration as a program director for the PICO National Network, called even the suggestion of stepping up questionable police practices in minority neighborhoods “an affront those hardest hit by violence.”

MERCED COUNTY OFFICIALS UNSETTLED BY A FAILING GRADE IN INCARCERATION PRACTICES

MERCED COUNTY OFFICIALS UNSETTLED BY A FAILING GRADE IN INCARCERATION PRACTICES

In our recent report, LIVE FREE gave Merced County a failing grade in incarceration practices, but this week county officials tried to rebutt the findings, evading responsibility, shifting blame and questioning the data, defensively claiming it neglects to recognize programs adopted in the last two years.

KING: HERE IS HOW WE WILL BOYCOTT INJUSTICE AND POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERICA

KING: HERE IS HOW WE WILL BOYCOTT INJUSTICE AND POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERICA

Sustained protests have built worldwide awareness and discussion around the problem, but we must pivot from awareness to change. Our protests must continue, but it appears that policymakers around the country are fully willing to endure and absorb our protests and pleas without actually reforming the problems plaguing our communities.

ACTIVISTS CALL FOR ACTION TO REDUCE INCARCERATION RATES, IMPROVE POLICING IN HILLSBOROUGH

ACTIVISTS CALL FOR ACTION TO REDUCE INCARCERATION RATES, IMPROVE POLICING IN HILLSBOROUGH

A faith-based coalition of activists is calling on Hillsborough County law enforcement officials to take action to reduce the county’s incarceration rate and build trust in the communities they serve.

SUMMER PUSHES NEW ISSUES TO FOREFRONT OF FRESNO MAYOR'S RACE

SUMMER PUSHES NEW ISSUES TO FOREFRONT OF FRESNO MAYOR'S RACE

Lee Brand and Henry R. Perea are heating up the Fresno mayoral race like perhaps never before. It’s the doldrums of summer, but issues that have emerged over the past month have forced both candidates into what now seems like a never-ending campaign as they vie to lead the state’s fifth-largest city as its 25th mayor. Faith in Community wants to be clear about its overarching message: a call for Police Department reform.

A STRATEGY TO BUILD POLICE-CITIZEN TRUST

A STRATEGY TO BUILD POLICE-CITIZEN TRUST

Stockton is one of six American cities taking part in a new experiment funded by the Department of Justice. The cities are beginning programs to promote racial reconciliation; to address the racial biases all of us carry; and to gain the community’s trust using an idea known as procedural justice.