Category: Rights & Equality

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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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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The Dismantling of Hate Crime Legislation

  By: Sunny Spears People all over the United States have protested, written letters, and hosted town halls with their legislators in demand for the broad values of equality, justice and more specifically, to bring an end to the innocent being killed by police.  Unfortunately, Kentucky legislators responded to these protests with House Bill 14…

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The Resistance Grows…

By: Jonah Brown In our fast-paced culture, longstanding movements are hard to achieve.   Our collective attention is constantly being pulled in various directions.   One of the dangers of this Trump presidency continues to be the threat of normalization of the ignorance, hatred, violence, racism, sexism, xenophobia and degradation of the body politics generated by this…

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