On the occasion of a memorial service for Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1972, one of his mentors, Dr. Gardner Taylor, said that it would take at least fifty years to begin to assess the impact that Dr. King’s life has had upon America. Taylor’s observation has proven to be eerie in its accuracy. For…

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Greetings TPC Community, As we wind down 2017 and look forward to 2018, it is a time of both reflection and anticipation. 2017 afforded us the opportunity to connect with hundreds of new people and grow our community network through our meetings, collaborations, social media and The Chaos or Community Conference. 2018 will surely afford…

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Why We Should Speak Up, Stand Up and / or “Take A Knee” – An Essay

By Dr. Randall Dalton, MD Let me start off by identifying the “we” who I feel should take a stand, and be involved in activism as it relates to bringing more clarity and insight to conversations and discussions about “racial injustices”, racism / bigotry (“institutionalized” and otherwise), discrimination and other issues that continue to divide…

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Message From The Chairman (September 2017)

Hello TPC Community Network, The Chaos or Community? Conference was a tremendous success! We learned from each other and assessed our chaotic realities. We unveiled five interest based caucuses and were inspired by commentary, presentations and performances by Dr. Ricky Jones, Jessie Laine Powell, Devine Carama, State Representative Attica Scott and many others. And all…

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The Woman Offender’s Pathway to the Criminal Justice System And Its Implications for Treatment

By: Joyce Carmouche, MSinEd U.S. Department of Justice (Retired) It is important to understand the woman offenders’ pathway to involvement in the  justice system. Understanding their pathway to offending behavior assists the correctional professional in providing treatment for their successful reentry to the community and for success as parents. This is how I depict the…

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The Real Problem with Black on Black Crime

By: Sunny Spears “Black on Black Crime” is an issue. Headline after headline, there are seemingly increasing tragedies of “Black on Black Crimes” in cities like Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Houston, Louisville, St. Louis, and Lexington. It is an issue recognized daily by millions of Americans every time someone reads the news. It is also recognized…

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“Chaos or Community” Recap

This past month, The People’s Campaign hosted its first ever “Chaos or Community” Conference, on Saturday, August 12th at the Lyric Theatre.   The all-day event was attended by many in the community, including local and state elected officials, civic leaders and activists, engaged members of the community, along with representatives from various social justice-oriented organizations,…

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