The activist group #FixThe13thNY, organized through the thinktank Next100, is fighting New York's prison system by working to abolish the 13th Amendment loophole and create better conditions for incarcerated workers.
Sebastian is a student journalist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Currently based out of Fordham University in the Bronx, New York.
Black history is to be celebrated year-round! A look at New York's Poster House museum program, "Black History is Poster History," reveals the full dimensions of representing Black culture through poster art.
Republican congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC) filed a bill titled the States Reform Act, laying the groundwork for federal cannabis legalization. The proposal for legalization from Republican lawmakers may have significant implications for the future of a federally-regulated cannabis industry.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction justified the media blackout of prisoner George Skatzes' by saying he was far too dangerous to be allowed to speak. However, the ACLU suggests that the ban is rooted in an ulterior motive.
A recent report on the British prison system describes a widespread lack of maternal care for inmates and severe negligence abuses, at least one resulting in the death of a newborn.
Using lessons from Arab Spring, many activists for Palestinian liberation are using social media as tools in their fight for justice. Thought leaders discuss the pros and cons of social media activism, and the suppression of Palestinian voices online.
Democratic Mayoral candidate Eric Adams has branded himself "The People's Candidate" and claimed support for sweeping police reforms. But would any of his plans really change the NYPD's racially-biased practices? Welcome, folks, to an idea of the Adams administration.
The United States Department of Justice announced a new policy limiting the use of chokeholds and "no-knock" entries, among other forceful practices, for federal law enforcement.