Locking Up Our Own – Crime and Punishment in Black America

The son of a prominent civil rights leader argues in a new book, Locking Up Our Own, that the ‘black on black crime’ trope is based on a false premise – and lays much of the blame for America’s carceral crisis at the feet of the political class

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Virginia Police Shootings: ‘We missed an opportunity to stop him’

In 2011, Virginia police officer Stephen Rankin shot an unarmed man dead. Last year he did it again. The fight to get him convicted is the subject of a new film

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Ava DuVernay: ‘The black body is being used for profit and politics’

The Selma director unravels the ‘American quilt of injustice, oppression and systemic racism’ that is mass incarceration in her new documentary, 13th

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