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‘Black Panther’ Crosses $1 Billion at Global Box Office

Marvel’s “Black Panther” continues its record-breaking streak, passing the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 26 days.

Trade wars: Counting the cost of Trump’s tariff plan

A look at the winners and losers of a possible global trade war that could be sparked by Trump’s protectionist policies.

 

Why We Sent a Reporter to Work as a Private Prison Guard

Read Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer’s firsthand account of his four months spent working as a guard at a corporate-run prison in Louisiana. 

In 1887, a 23-year-old journalist got herself checked into the Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island in New York

Documentary: 4 Months As A Private Prison Guard

Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch”

Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).
“The last riot we had was two years ago,” he says over the phone.
“Yeah, but that was with the Puerto Ricans!” says a woman’s voice, cutting in. “We got rid of them.”

Off-Field Fight For BC-U

It’s ‘ride or die’ time 
for B-CU alumni

We live in a world which respects power above all things. Power, intelligently directed, can lead to more freedom. Unwisely directed, it can be a dreadful, destructive force.– Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, “Last Will & Testament”

Trump Wants to Put American Workers First,

 Except At His Own Properties

Only one out of 144 jobs at three Trump properties went to a US worker, according to a Vox story.

Thanks to Vox, we now know just how seriously President Trump’s businesses are taking his policy of “America First.”

ICE new agreement with Florida sheriffs

For detaining undocumented immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement representatives announced a new agreement; in late January with 17, Florida sheriffs aimed at preventing the release from jail of

Importance of the Florida African-American Vote

by Akilah Ensley, Finance Director, Andrew Gillum for Governor

As we begin 2018, there is strong excitement in black communities all across Florida and the United States in the wake of Senator Doug Jones’ historic win in Alabama.