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Black dollars pour into Black banks
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Black dollars pour into Black banks

By Michael H. Cottman, Urban News Service –  Baltimore-based attorney Jelani Murrain plans to transfer his hard-earned money to an institution of financial empowerment – a Black-owned bank. “The fact that Black people have dealt with financial discrimination is a matter of record,” Murrain, a father of three young children, told Urban News Service.

America Nears Sweeping Reform of a Criminal Justice System that Has Decimated Black Communities
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America Nears Sweeping Reform of a Criminal Justice System that Has Decimated Black Communities

[caption id="attachment_26049" align="alignleft"]towerPhoto credit: Jocelyn Augustino [/caption]First of a Two Part Series

When a new inmate steps behind the walls of a prison in Georgia, the entirety of his or her criminal record and mental state is fed into a complex algorithm called the Next Generation Assessment. The NGA just might be the future of America’s criminal justice system.

Thousands march nearly 900 miles in Journey for justice
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Thousands march nearly 900 miles in Journey for justice

[caption id="attachment_24989" align="alignleft"]justice1 2Courtesy of the Urban News Service[/caption]SELMA, Alabama–The movement that began in a bungalow is traveling nearly 900 miles to the home of Dr. King’s “Dream.”

A coalition of organizations, led by the NAACP, embarked Saturday on an 860-mile, 40-day, 40-night march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, D.C. This initiative recalls the original Civil Rights Movement.

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