Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Scholarship Program to Reverse School-to-Prison Pipeline

Originally appearing on TTEF’s blog. “As founders of a new and unique endeavor, we welcome you to the Transcending Through Education Foundation (TTEF). We have come together to create TTEF to help reverse the school-to-prison pipeline and establish the prison-to-school pipeline, We will provide … Continue reading

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Alliance Pushes Census Bureau on Miscounting Prisoners

Prison Policy Initiative has been at the forefront of the longstanding dilemma where prisoners have been used to bulk up the populations of rural prison towns, while draining numbers from the urban centers they are arrested in.  The victories seen … Continue reading

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Action Packed Hearing on Public Housing and Criminal Convictions

The public hearing held at Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), regarding criminal convictions, turned out to be three hours of praise, criticism, education, and a whole lot more from roughly 200 people.  For some, January 22nd was the first … Continue reading

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New Orleans to Re-Write Policy on Housing and Criminal Convictions

After months of pushing the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) regarding a specific change in their Admissions and Evictions policies, a public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow night (Tues. 1/22/13), at HANO, 4100 Touro Street.  This effort was spearheaded … Continue reading

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Testify: US Commission on Civil Rights Tackles Employment Discrimination

The federal government is not done developing the law around discrimination against people with criminal records, particularly as the Disparate Impact on people of Color has been rampant.  They are accepting testimony until January 21st.  Our friends at National Employment … Continue reading

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The Tragedy We Know Obama’s Gun Control Moves Will Accomplish

The 18th Executive Order signed by President Obama is to provide incentives (and funding) for schools to have police oversee the children.  This will create results.  Of all the other items concerning background checks and manufacturing specifics for future guns, … Continue reading

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Why Big Banks Will Pay The Piper in 2013

Many Americans still await the day Wall Street is held accountable for the financial crisis, and an end to “Nobody saw this coming” excuses.  A new report, Subprime Mortgage Crisis- Is 2013 Beginning or End?, examines the slow and certain … Continue reading

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