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As racial disparities continue to plague the criminal justice system, a former police chief in Florida admitted to purposely sending Black men to prison.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Win Is Important — But Here's Where She Dropped The Ball

Democratic voters were tired of the old. So they brought in the new.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory yesterday was a major win for the struggling Democratic party. It was also a slap in the face for her opponent, Joe Crowley. Crowley, the Dem's golden boy, was publicly campaigning to replace the tepid, complacent Pelosi as the speaker of the House. The party has been held back for years due to political fence riding at the expense of their constituents and Crowley was a part of that club. The uber-liberal Ocasio-Cortez focused on Medicare for all and other super liberal issues that mainstream Democrats were afraid to touch.

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Ex-Student Who Used Bodily Fluids to Harass Black Roommate, Avoids Hate Crime Charge

"This is a hate crime. Let's stop playing games," said Scot X. Esdaile, president of the NAACP Connecticut chapter.

Brianna Brochu, a white, former University of Hartford student who rubbed her used tampons on her Black roommate, Chennel "Jazzy" Rowe's, backpack and allegedly put Rowe's toothbrush in places "where the sun doesn't shine," will not face hate crime charges.

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Black People More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted in U.S., Says Report

The National Registry of Exonerations report analyzed data on crimes for which exonerations are most common.

Brian Banks had a promising football career when he was convicted at age 16 for a rape crime he did not commit. Banks was exonerated in 2012 after serving five years. TWITTER

There has been prior research pointing to racial bias and official misconduct contributing to higher wrongful conviction rates for Blacks than for whites. But the National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) not only documents such instances; it also supplies a consistent source of data to explore what is driving that disparity.

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Department of Justice Putting an End to Private Prisons

Highly profitable private prisons, which aided in the increased incarceration of Blacks and Latinos due to racial disparities in sentencing, have been deemed highly unsafe.

Highly profitable private prisons, which aided in the increased incarceration of Blacks and Latinos due to racial disparities in sentencing, have been deemed highly unsafe.

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NY Assemblyman Said Cop Slammed Him on Gate, Excessive Force Due to Race

Days after appearing on stage at the Democratic National Convention, New York Assemblyman Michael Blake said actions of an NYPD officer was "far heightened because I'm a Black man — no question."

New York Assemblyman Michael Blake, who just last week spoke with DiversityInc about racial profiling and the need for criminal justice reform, was himself roughly handled by police this weekend in a situation he says was heightened because he is Black. Blake was one of 40 national leaders who appeared on stage Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention during the "Our America" segment.

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Democratic Platform Touts Diversity, Inclusion

Positions are stark contrast to GOP policy. Meanwhile, undocumented immigrants to work and speak at DNC convention.

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md.

The final version of the Democratic Party platform released Friday includes a strong embrace of minority rights, with sections focusing on ending systemic racism, reforming the criminal justice system and supporting historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions.

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Marilyn Mosby: 'Unafraid to Challenge the Status Quo in the Pursuit of Justice'

During the annual NAACP convention in Philadelphia, Baltimore Chief Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby discussed the disparities black women face, yet their ability to greatly influence the future of public policy.

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby encouraged black women attending the 2015 NAACP Annual Convention in Philadelphia to empower young people facing a world of negativity.

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