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National Black Chamber of Commerce Symposium

      Returning citizens and their rights were front and center at the recent National Black Chamber of Commerce symposium. The event, titled South Florida’s Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation Symposium, was geared toward prison reform and how to best acclimate returning citizens to everyday life outside of prison. […]

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Justice for Rodney Reed!

       “All we want is a fair trial. That’s all we’re asking for,” Mr. Reed told The Final Call. “We want to be able to present witnesses and new evidence and clear his name … I believed he would have gotten off when he was on trial because we knew the truth. He and the rest of us as a family have always stood in that truth.” […]

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Black Women’s Roundtable Launches ‘BWR Justice Project’

       “The BWR Justice Project was developed to address key race, pocketbook and safety issues identified in the 5th Annual BWR/ESSENCE Magazine ‘Power of the Sister Vote’ Poll (BWR/Essence ’19 Poll) released in September 2019 and other past research conducted by NCBCP and BWR. The BWR/ESSENCE ’19 Poll indicated the top issues Black women are most concerned about are racism/hate crimes, affordable health care, equal rights/equal pay, criminal justice/policing reform; affordable healthcare; gun violence and gun safety, affordable housing/gentrification, college affordability/student loan debt, high cost of prescription drugs and more,” said NCBCP President & CEO and National BWR convener, Melanie Campbell. […]