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Black Women Run the Entire Justice System in this Georgia Town. And it Just Gets Better.

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These women hold the reins of power in the municipal criminal justice system of South Fulton, Georgia. Foreground, from left, LaDawn Jones, Lakesiya Cofield, Viveca Famber Powell, interim Police Chief Sheila Rogers. Background, from left, clerk Kerry Stephens, Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers, clerk Ramona Howard, clerk Tiffany Kinslow By Doug Criss When LaDawn “LBJ” Jones walked into a meeting…

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This Formerly Incarcerated Author/Publisher is Helping Other Imprisoned Women Tell Their Stories

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Dorothy ‘Serenity’ Hall By Roseann V. Warren Returning to some level of normalcy after incarceration is difficult, especially when the system is designed to perpetuate a disadvantaged state of living. Dorothy Hall, an Augusta, Georgia-based author, dispelled the stigma of being prescribed to poverty and crime when she discovered her calling to write and assist others in getting their stories…

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Online Petitions Matter: Here’s 5 Examples That Made A Difference

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Photo of Sharanda Jones via CNN  By Nikki Igbo If you’ve ever signed an online petition then you probably receive at least two invitations a week to sign another one to stop, combat, protest, prevent, derail, support, fund, defund, rescue, remove, rebuild, renew and/or cancel one thing or another. You’ve also most likely forwarded an online petition. You may have…

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Never Give Up. What This Mom Did When Her Son Was Wrongly Imprisoned.

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LaVerne Knighten & Son Willie Knighten By Erickka Sy Savané African Americans are only 13% of the American population but make up the majority of innocent defendants wrongfully convicted of crimes and later exonerated, according to a study conducted by the National Registry of Exonerations on race and wrongful convictions. Blacks constitute 47% of the 1,900 exonerations listed in the…

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