Why Is New York’s Bail Reform So Controversial?

Critics like Mayor Eric Adams say bail reform should be rolled back. Are they right?

Why Is New York’s Bail Reform So Controversial?

Queens residents, community group protest District Attorney Melinda Katz demanding she takes immediate action to stop Covid-19 spread and decarcerate. Queens, New York/USA July 13, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez and Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY The subway shoving death of Michelle Go and murder of Christina Yuna Lee in Chinatown last weekend have once […]

The Criminalization and Exoneration of Marcus Garvey

The Criminalization and Exoneration of Marcus Garvey

By Julius Garvey, MD, Special to CAW Marcus Garvey after traveling throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Britain and Europe came back to Jamaica in 1914 and formed the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. The purpose was to unite Africans worldwide for the Redemption of Africa. Redemption meaning to regain possession of what […]

Why This Trial was Different: Experts React to Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin

Why This Trial was Different: Experts React to Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin

Hundreds take streets after jury finds former police Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in death of George Floyd in New York City, United States on April 20, 2021. (Shuterstock) By Alexis Karteron, Jeannine Bell, Rashad Shabazz & Ric Simmons, The Conversation Scholars analyze the guilty verdicts handed down to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin […]

Policy Expert Weighs in on Derek Chauvin Trial with Op-Ed: Any Verdict Will Fuel Social Transformation and Racial Reckoning

Policy Expert Weighs in on Derek Chauvin Trial with Op-Ed: Any Verdict Will Fuel Social Transformation and Racial Reckoning

Patrick C. Graham, Ph.D., who currently serves as a Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Richmond and Executive Advisor for ReWork Richmond, penned the following Op-Ed outlining his perspective of the Derek Chauvin trial.   Derek Chauvin’s Fate is a Test for Our Democracy   There was a distant emptiness in the Minneapolis police […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy on Immigration

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy on Immigration

Photo Credit: Immigration Impact By American Immigration Council Legal Staff, Immigration Impact Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fierce champion of progressive rights and the second woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, died on Sept. 18, 2020. Long recognized as a staunch advocate for women’s rights, Justice Ginsburg leaves behind a legacy on immigration that […]

Obituary: John Lewis, US Civil Rights champion

Obituary: John Lewis, US Civil Rights champion

Georgia Congressman John Lewis waves at the 50th Anniversary of the march on Washington and Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream Speech, August 24, 2013, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. (Shutterstock) By Barrett Holmes Pitner, BBC “Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already […]