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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…