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The Power Rising Conference Featured the Best and Brightest in Black Women Leadership

All too often, our “history” month turns into a tribute to the past. And while the past is an important place to lift up it is, indeed, a tributary, a stream that flows into the larger stream of an unbounded future. The future must always be greater than the present, or there has been no progress. And, in the words of Frederick Douglas, “progress concedes nothing without a demand.” Continue reading The Power Rising Conference Featured the Best and Brightest in Black Women Leadership

Thousands of Prison Inmates Are Being Released Into Local Communities

According to California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) data, thousands of prisoners were released early into local communities as a result of the California Public Safety Realignment Act (AB 109) and related state laws including Propositions 47 and 57, which reduced various felonies to misdemeanors, decreased prosecutions of parole violations, and shifted 35,000 inmates to local county jails. Continue reading Thousands of Prison Inmates Are Being Released Into Local Communities