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African American Males Missing In College

I am a African American Adjunct Professor in St.Louis, Missouri. I teach at a college branch of Columbia College. I saw you in Ferguson. I want to ask to ask this question, but that was not the time. Question: How can help retain African American Males in Ferguson who have criminal records. 99% of my class is African American females. Is there a national organization that I can join to get African American males with possible police records to see that there is a way out of this situation. Without commiting more crimes to make a living. Thank You
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Attitudes pertaining to Afro-American males

The right wing has either gone totally insane and mentally deficient or they are so afraid that afro males/females could in fact run this country much better, they are certainly reacting with the help of white right wing money. Maybe it is time they become slaves to Afro-Americans, however, Afro-Americans could never allow that, how lucky they are. Think about it-85-90% of serial killers worldwide are WHITE MALES. Enough said.
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Please address the lack of follow up arrested last night in Baltimore of student organizer

Joseph Kent is his name. Chris Cuomo just watched what happened with an open mouth. No follow up - why would the police block the view of his arrest with a vehicle? Where is the investigative journalism here?
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Baltimore

You were the only one on CNN who made sense last night. There are many issues in Baltimore as there are in every city but rioting and looting is not the answer. I work as a teacher in the community and I love the families and children who live there. The violence that occurred yesterday is systemic of the problems that the youth face, however, it's not representative of the majority of the people in Sandtown. We need people to help continue to build this community, not tear it down with rioting or with the insensitive comments from the media.
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Jun 25, 2015
(CNN) Everyone knows that ambitious, bipartisan legislation is completely impossible to pass in today's divided and dysfunctional Washington right? Wrong. By year's end, President Barack Obama could sign into law major criminal justice reforms -- passed because of the leadership and full engagement of the congressional GOP. On Thursday, key leaders took a major step toward that outcome as Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, and Bobby Scott, D-Virginia, introduced the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2015, a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill that will start chipping away at our unjust, unaffordable system of mass incarceration. Over the past... ... more
Jun 16, 2015
(CNN) In their rush to punish African-Americans for exercising their First Amendment rights and pushing an end to oppressive law enforcement tactics, defenders of police brutality have lost all touch with common sense. "As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?" asks NBC News. "How many New Yorkers must die before the mayor brings back stop-and-frisk?" blares the New York Post. In the Wall Street Journal, longtime defender of bad cops Heather MacDonald penned an utterly misleading piece on "The New Nationwide Crime Wave" blaming agitation on the part of those upset about the criminal justice system's failure to hold police responsible... ... more
May 27, 2015
By Van Jones and Newt Gingrich (CNN) Before Paton Blough got his bipolar disorder under control, it nearly cost him everything. The Greenville, South Carolina, resident was arrested six times in three years, each for an episode related to his illness. Instead of receiving treatment, he was thrown in jail. In the rough prison environment and without proper treatment, he ended up with two felony convictions for crimes committed while incarcerated. Blough managed to find a path to treatment. That makes him one of the lucky ones. Today, mentally ill Americans are disproportionately more likely to be arrested, incarcerated, suffer solitary confinement or rape in... ... more