Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NJ Bills Aim to Catch up With Uber, Lyft

Applications that allow people to use smartphones to summon a driver at a moment’s notice have soared in popularity in recent years.  And as companies like Uber and Lyft have… Read More
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

States Move Toward Treating 17-Year-Old Offenders as Juveniles, Not Adults

When Chené Marshall got into a fight in high school, she assumed she might be suspended. Instead, the police arrested her.  Then a 17-year-old junior with no criminal record, she… Read More
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pfizer Blocks Its Drugs from Use in Lethal Injections

Pfizer Inc has taken steps to ensure that none of its products are used in lethal injections, the largest U.S. drugmaker said on Friday.  "We are enforcing a distribution restriction… Read More
Monday, May 16, 2016

Google to Ban Payday Loan Advertisements

Google announced Wednesday that it will ban all payday loan ads from its site, bowing to concerns by advocates who say the lending practice exploits the poor and vulnerable by… Read More
Monday, May 16, 2016

How Connecticut Plans To Break the School-To-Prison Pipeline

Months after Connecticut’s governor announced he would shut down the state’s abusive juvenile jail, lawmakers hope to divert young people from the juvenile justice system. Continue reading. Read More
Monday, May 16, 2016

Turning Black Lives Matter Protests into Policy

The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t giving up on street protests, but it’s starting to press its demands within political and policy circles as well. Continue reading. Read More
Monday, May 16, 2016

New Law Puts Maryland at 'Forefront' Of Birth Control Access

Advocates say a new Maryland law will place the state at the forefront of efforts to require insurance plans to offer birth control at no out-of-pocket cost, expanding access to… Read More
Monday, May 16, 2016

Lawsuit Accuses Flint Mayor of Trying To Redirect Water Crisis Donors to Campaign Fund

A former administrator in Flint, Michigan, charged in a federal lawsuit on Monday that she was fired for seeking a probe into allegations the mayor tried to redirect donations to… Read More
Monday, May 16, 2016

Black Americans See Gains in Life Expectancy

It is a bitter but basic fact in health research: Black Americans die at higher rates than whites from most causes, including AIDS, heart disease, cancer and homicide. Continue reading. Read More
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

This Can’t Happen By Accident

For generations, African Americans have faced unique barriers to owning a home — and enjoying the wealth it brings. In Atlanta, where predominantly black neighborhoods are still waiting for the… Read More
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