Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Melissa Rogers extended their gratitude to partners for the shared belief in the power of these collaborations, for joining with us, and for the good we have achieved together.
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."
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.