Jun 30, 2016 15-year-old J.B. is involved in a minor scuffle at a park. Instead of arresting him, police call a local crisis response program to address the behavior. J.B. receives counseling and is enrolled in an action plan to improve his grades, joins an ROTC program, and begins working student concessions at basketball games. His academic and extracurricular experience improves, he stays out of trouble, and sets a baseline for future success. A young man and his mother have many conflicts...
Jun 15, 2016 In the early hours of Sunday morning, a gunman murdered 49 people and injured another 53 at a shooting during Latin Night at Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando, Florida. Forty-nine individuals, overwhelmingly people of color, whose lives were cut short in the very space considered to be a “refuge” or “haven” for the LGBTQ community. Later that day, police arrested a heavily armed man in Santa Monica, California, allegedly on his way to the Los Angeles gay pride parade. Together,...
Jun 10, 2016 The face of suburban America is changing. Far from the stereotype that comes to mind of predominantly white and wealthy residents, the modern suburb represents a microcosm of the country’s increasingly diverse population. Suburbs today serve as mirrors for what the rest of the country will become in the coming decades: a majority-minority nation. This makes them worthy of further attention and exploration, especially when it comes to justice reform. In 2013, the majority of the...

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