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Life in the Poorest Parts of America Is Not All ‘Urban Carnage’

A new book about the conflict between police and residents in South Los Angeles paints a much more humane, complex picture of poverty than President Trump does.

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Standing Your Ground in a Trump Presidency: ‘Loss Will Always Be a Teacher’

“This is actually a time of great loss,” said the Rev. Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. Now more than ever, we need to use compassion to heal the demonization and hate that have divided America.

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The Film ‘In an Ideal World’ Offers a Glimpse Inside Our Broken Prison System

Noel Schwerin spent seven years documenting the lives of a prison warden, a separatist murderer and a former gang member at California’s Soledad Correctional Facility. The resulting film not only looks at the lives of these men but also gives viewers a sense of the enormity of the problems facing the American correctional system.

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The Interrupters

For roughly two hours, acclaimed filmmakers Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz give us a deep and intimate glimpse into the persistent epidemics of violence in America’s inner city black communities.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

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The Great Depression Right Outside Our Doors

While Occupy Wall Street and similar movements around the country take aim at financial institutions and their political cronies for taking the country into recession, let’s not forget those at the very bottom who were victims of economic depression long before the current collapse.

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Deadly Day in Mexico: 33 Killed in Gang Wars

In one bloody 24-hour period in the industrial city of Monterrey, Mexico, drug-related violence claimed the lives of 33 people, most of whom were allegedly connected to local cartels, according to Mexican authorities.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 READ MORE

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