Tag Archives: Michelle Alexander

Sometimes We Fight (“Drug Free” in America)

Rebecca Parker urges us to “bless the world.”[1] In her 2006 book, Blessing the World: What Can Save Us Now, She tells the story of a time when she and a friend were walking with one of her mentors, the process … Continue reading

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Testimony on Reducing Racialized Mass Incarceration

Testimony in Support of Raised Bill No. 6511 “An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission Regarding the Enhanced Penalty for the Sale or Possession of Drugs Near Schools, Day Care Centers and Public Housing Projects” The Rev. Joshua … Continue reading

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Instead of Rifles: Reflections on American Violence

    “Wishing I could make you / love you / enough / to carry you / instead of rifles.”  The band is the Cornel West Theory from Washington, DC. The piece, from their 2009 album Second Rome is called “Rifles.” … Continue reading

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