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Initiative strives to launch new awareness of injustices in the criminal justice system

Initiative strives to launch new awareness of injustices in the criminal justice system

LatinaLista — As some congressional representatives like to remind the rest of us — the United States is a nation of laws. While that’s a good thing because it helps keep order within our growing society, it’s also been proven to be a bad thing because it encourages an overcriminalization of people leading to crowded

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Viernes Video: One son’s tribute to his mother’s legacy of taking a stand against a “Stolen Education”

LatinaLista — The old saying — “history is written by the victors” — is never more true than when it comes to Latino U.S. history. Unless an egregious incident involving Latinos reached a U.S. court, chances are no one heard about it. Sometimes not even a victory in court was enough to warrant a historical

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Viernes Video: Tracing the nation’s historical path to racial equality

LatinaLista — In February 2013, the DISCOVERY channel released the documentary ID Films: March to Justice. The film, with its black-and-white grainy footage of the beginnings of the Black community’s movement demanding racial equality — from Rosa Parks to Bloody Sunday — vividly relays the unbelievable struggles of people of color to just be seen

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