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A Private Prison Is So Bad That It’s Called “Gladiator School”

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Prison is supposed to be about reform but it goes without saying that many prisons are about warehousing and profiting off the criminals within the confinement of the four walls. CCA (Corrections Corporations of America) is perhaps the largest privately owned prison system in America. When you think of CCA, […]

By Lechette Walker Criminal background check questions normally discourage convicted felonies from filling out job applications, due to the fear of not getting the job because of their past behaviors. The criminal record has prevented the newly reformed or former criminal the opportunity of getting places to stay or to even earn an honest living. […]

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by Greg B. Thursday evening Twitter saw the power of social networking. Late Thursday Twitter decided to revert a change in their blocking policy that they had just enacted. Twitter, before the short change, had the functionality to block a user and that person would not have the ability to contact you in any way. […]

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by Greg B. In hopes of promoting the new and improved Healthcare.gov website, the Obama administration is pulling out the big guns. In an event with Covered California called Tell-A-Friend, the administration seeks to target people who do not have health insurance. To get the attention of the younger demographics, the administration has decided to […]

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The Chinese Do Something America Can’t Do:  Land a Rocket Ship on the Moon

Americans went to the moon, or so we say, 37 years ago.  But since that time, we haven’t returned.  They say that it’s because it’s too expensive, but it’s odd that there was something we were able to do with 1968 technology that we can’t do today.  Remember 1968?  That’s the year where VCRs didn’t […]

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NFL Legend Tony Dorsett Has Severe Brain Damage;  He’s Just One of Many

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris In the wake of a string of former NFL players committing suicide and a class-action lawsuit filed against the NFL by 4,500 plaintiffs, arguing that for years the NFL concealed a link between football and brain damage, the subject of concussions remains in the national consciousness. UCLA has a new procedure that has marked […]

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Education for Personal Profit? Charter School Accused of Diverting Funds to Founders’ Pockets

by Barry Burch Jr. The District of Columbia’s Attorney General (AG) has filed suit against a DC Public Charter School and its President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel, for illegally diverting school funds into their own businesses and ultimately their own pockets. These three individuals respectively, Dr. Donna Montgomery, Dr. David Cranford, and Paul […]

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CEO Says He Was Sent to Prison for Refusing to Help NSA Spy on American Citizens

Back in 2001, the NSA pushed telecommunications companies to comply with their massive spying program.  Only one company fought back.  As a result, the CEO ended up in federal prison.  He served four and a half years and is just now getting out. Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio was found guilty of insider trading, but it […]

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Marvin Gaye’s Son Has Kidney Failure and is Searching for a Donor

When you hear a story like this, you realize how short life can be and how fragile.  Marvin Gaye III was in the news most recently after threatening to sue Robin Thicke, TI and Pharrell for allegedly stealing his father’s tunes in the summer hit, “Blurred Lines.”  But that wasn’t the entire story. It turns […]

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Private Prisons Earn More than the GDP of Greenland and the Virgin Islands, COMBINED

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris A compelling infographic compiled by topcriminaljusticedegrees.org shows just how private prison populations have skyrocketed over the years and sheds light on not only the racial disparity of Blacks housed in the prison complexes, but the staggering rise of immigration detention as well. In 1984, the U.S. began experimenting with private prisons […]

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