Day: May 11, 2020

Little Richard is dead

He was the last of a Rock “N” Roll triumvirate By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Little Richard, one of the three founding fathers of Rock ‘N’ Roll, died recently, but the music he helped create continues to rock on. Little Richard’s death follows that of Ike Turner, who arguably recorded the first Rock ‘N’ Roll record, “Rocket 88” in 1951[Read More…]

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African and Caribbean Immigrants Disproportionately Isolated in ICE Custody

African and Caribbean Immigrants Disproportionately Isolated in ICE Custody By The Sentencing Project Immigrants from African and Caribbean countries who have been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) face a higher rate of being placed in solitary confinement, according to a working paper from University of California researchers. Immigrants from these countries comprised only 4% of people in ICE[Read More…]

Pot is legal in most states, but blacks using it are arrested in high numbers

By The Sentencing Project An ACLU research report finds that while marijuana possession arrests decreased nationwide between 2010 and 2018, trends in racial disparities remained the same. The report, “A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform,” found that African Americans were 3.64 times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession as whites,[Read More…]