Report: Numbers of Black Americans Serving Long Prison Sentences Far Exceed Other Groups

     The Sentencing Project found that in 2019, Black Americans represented 14% of the total U.S. population, 33% of the total prison population, and 46% of the prison population who had already served at least ten years.   In its extensive research, the organization discovered that the over-representation of people of color magnifies further among those serving even longer sentences in some jurisdictions.  […]

National News

A Call for Less Harsh School Discipline Policies, Including Dress Codes

     Mounting research shows that students of color, and students who are disabled often receive harsher punishment in the school system as opposed to their White peers. As if the pandemic is not a large enough disruption to kids’ education, authorities in school systems are further interrupting the education of children with harsh punishments such as expulsion for trivial infractions. This is known as a zero-tolerance policy in schools. It has been found that disparities in punishment have landed hardest on disabled students and children of color when compared to their nondisabled peers and other students. […]

Local News

Local Businesses Give Back to Community During Children’s Harbor’s Fit 4 School 

Children and families in the Children’s Harbor Family Strengthening Program, which prevents children from entering the foster care system by improving the stability in their home lives, were recently treated to a back-to-school backpack giveaway and Fit 4 School party at Brown’s Harbor, a supportive housing community that offers on-site staff, training, and support services for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. […]