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Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill
  • New York Times

Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill

In the New York Times, Jay-Z writes that we could literally shut down jails if we treated people on parole or probation more fairly. Citing our work with people in Philadelphia to pressure the courts there and make that vision a reality, Jay-Z asks us to fight for Meek Mill and everyone else unjustly sent to prison.

How white TV writers decide the stories Hollywood tells America
  • Washington Post

How white TV writers decide the stories Hollywood tells America

Hollywood prides itself on its progressive politics. Celebrities sported blue ribbons on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards to signal their resistance to President Trump. However, the self-congratulatory liberal bastion has its own problems with diversity, particularly in regards to the showrunners — executive producers and head writers who make hiring decisions — and TV writers who shape storylines and characters, according to a report commissioned by the racial justice organization Color of Change.

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