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  • National Cannabis Policy Summit Part 1
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    National Cannabis Policy Summit, Part 1

    Activists and leaders gathered for the National Cannabis Policy Summit held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. In this portion of the summit, panelists discussed the role of journalists…

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  • Town Hall on Ferguson MO Police Shooting and Protests
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    Town Hall on Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    Panelists talked about race relations following the August 9, 2014, police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Topics included…

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  • War on Drugs and the AfricanAmerican Community
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    War on Drugs and the African-American Community

    The Institute of the Black World 21st Century held a forum on the impact of the policies of the “War on Drugs” on the African-American community. Speakers included Jesse Jackson and Representative John…

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  • Panel on US Prisons and Minorities
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    Panel on U.S. Prisons and Minorities

    Panelists participated in a forum on justice system reform and breaking the cycle of incarceration within minority communities. Among the topics they addressed were the root causes of criminal behavior, racial…

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  • US Prisons and Minorities
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    U.S. Prisons and Minorities

    Organizers made opening remarks at a forum on U.S. prisons and minority incarceration. They spoke about efforts by the Open Society Institute to end the cycle of incarceration seen in many poor and…

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  • The Black Agenda and the 2008 Election
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    The Black Agenda and the 2008 Election

    Bev Smith and Charles Ogletree moderated a panel of African American leaders and academics who spoke about the 2008 presidential election, the significance of President-Elect Obama’s victory, and the potential…

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  • Transforming Conditions for Poor Minorities
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    Transforming Conditions for Poor Minorities

    As part of an initiative to revitalize America’s “dark ghettos,” participants spoke about investment in urban programs, prison reform, drug policy, ending U.S. military commitment to Iraq,…

    122 views
  • Hurricane Katrina News Coverage
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    Hurricane Katrina News Coverage

    Participants, including activists, representatives of independent media, recording artists, and social critics, talked about race relations, depictions of minorities in the media, diversity…

    1,303 views
  • Future of Haiti
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    Future of Haiti

    Marking the bicentennial of Haiti’s independence the speakers talked about the economic and political future of that country. The Haiti Support Project promotes solidarity between Haitian…

    122 views
  • ML King Remembrance and Honors Ceremony
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    M.L. King Remembrance and Honors Ceremony

    Through a variety of presentations and performances, participants honored the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr and talked about the state of civil rights and race relations.

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  • September 11 Attacks and Civil Liberties
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    September 11 Attacks and Civil Liberties

    A panel of civil rights, political science and legal experts talked about how the September 11 terrorist attacks have impacted civil liberties and other areas.

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  • Federal Governments Impact on Civil Liberties
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    Federal Government's Impact on Civil Liberties

    Participants talked about proposed law enforcement legislation offered following terrorist attacks on the U.S. and subsequent calls for international operations against global terrorism.…

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  • Prison and Sentencing Reform
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    Prison and Sentencing Reform

    Participants talked about the CBC Foundation’s report, “Justice on Trial.”

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  • Issues Facing the AfricanAmerican Community
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    Issues Facing the African-American Community

    Panelists discussed various issues of concern to the black community such as racial profiling, the impact of the 2000 elections, the outcome of the Million Family March, policy toward…

    302 views
  • Town Hall Meeting on Race Relations
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    Town Hall Meeting on Race Relations

    Participants talked about the state of race relations, particularly in regards to relations with law enforcement officials. Among the topics they addressed were police brutality, racial…

    181 views
  • Police Treatment of Minorities
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    Police Treatment of Minorities

    Participants focused on the brutality some police officers use towards minority groups. They stressed that the Justice Department needs to provide protections for minority citizens against…

    615 views
  • Republican Contract with America
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    Republican Contract with America

    The coalition held a three day conference, called "Defending the Family: Strategies for Economic Justice and Hope". In this forum, the participants examined the Republicans Contract with…

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  • Progressive Policy Priorities
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    Progressive Policy Priorities

    The coalition held a three day conference, called "Defending the Family: Strategies for Economic Justice and Hope". In this forum, the participants set a progressive agenda for the future.

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  • Race and Justice in America
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    Race and Justice in America

    The guests discussed the role that race may or may not play in the criminal justice system. They also took questions from high school students from various locations around the country.

    45 views
  • Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws
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    Racial Bias in Cocaine Laws

    Members of public policy and law enforcement organizations spoke in a forum on racial issues involved in the nation’s drug laws. The panelists discussed relative levels of arrests and…

    153 views
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