On Giving Tuesday, human rights nonprofit Silent Cry Inc. has much to be thankful for this year. Help the organization continue programs that benefit local communities, provide healing from trauma, and offer aid to those reentering society after incarceration.
Nationally-renowned criminal justice advocate Daniel F. Jones, murdered in 2022, lives on through a new Michigan bill: The Daniel Jones Juveniles in Incarceration Education Act, which seeks to improve the well-being of youths imprisoned throughout the state.
Families United: Working To Turn Tragedy Into Healing And Change, For Breonna Taylor And Jacob Blake Jr.'s Legacies
Following the 2020 murder of Breonna Taylor and police shooting of Jacob Blake, Jr, their families are leading the movement for justice. Bianca Austin and Jacob Blake, Sr. are the founders of Families United, an organization supporting victims of police violence and misconduct.
Falsely convicted of murder at age 19, Tyra Patterson fought to clear her name throughout a 23-year prison sentence. Today, she’s an advocate for incarcerated people, in a leadership position at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, the very organization that helped her gain back her freedom.
Evidence Cannabis Brand: Damian Marley, Nabil Elderkin Highlight Need for Prison Reform for Family-Owned Business Committed to Social Justice
Damian Marley, Nabil and Berner work with EVIDENCE, a family-owned cannabis brand that grows weed out of a prison to help get people out of prison. Evidence donates $1 to the Last Prisoner Project, a social justice non profit dedicated to helping free inmates serving time for cannabis charges.
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.
Julia Jacobson, co-founder and CEO of sustainable cannabis brand Aster Farms, talks regenerative agriculture, social impact, and her journey from corporate to the canna farm.
Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Donyelle Woods and his family, aided by the nonprofit Silent Cry Inc., seek to end Michigan's history of wrongful convictions and oversentencing.
A diverse crowd of cannabis industry leaders gathered in the Hamptons for a private soiree with House of Puff, FlowerHire and Artet to benefit the Cannabis Impact Fund. Take a visual tour through the fun.
Strategic engagement of the arts as a transformative tool for social change can create more informed and culturally inclusive policies, Pastor Isaac Scott writes in this op-ed.
One crime, two sentences: Sheron Edwards's new memoir LIFE'S LENSES discusses what his unjust prison sentence has taught him about the U.S. justice system - and himself.
In the Hudson Valley, the "father of legal cannabis" speaks on the significance of the Juneteenth holiday and the MRTA's promise to marginalized communities.
SXSW is known for its music, film and comedy festival but they also offer some empowering conferences and panels that highlight various industries. Celebrating the historic 50th anniversary of 4/20, National Cannabis Day, we look at one of the most incredible panels to come out of this year’s SXSW.