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Drug Overdoses From Opioids Surge 41% For African-Americans

“Drug deaths among Blacks in urban counties rose by 41 percent in 2016, far outpacing any other racial or ethnic group.” (NewYorkTimes) Reports released recently from the Center of Disease Control, show that opioids are starting to become a huge problem in African-American communities. Drug overdoses from opioids rose 41 percent for African-Americans and those between the ages of 45 …

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Michigan Police Department Enact ‘Honestie Policy’ After Police Point Gun at 11-year-old

Grand Rapids Police who pointed a gun at an 11-year-old African-American girl before putting her in hand cuffs will not face disciplinary actions. The department has decided instead, to enact a policy-effective immediately which forces the police to get to know the kids on their beat. In a statement released yesterday, GRP stated police officers will begin to participate in …

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Slauson Girl Speaks: Black With A Capital B

(Originally published 2015 in Humboldt State University’s newspaper, The Lumberjack under my weekly column Slauson Girl Speaks) Writing about things such as race is bound to make people uncomfortable. Within this, my intention is never to insult anyone. My goal is to get people to think more broadly about systems and social constructs, using myself as an example through my …

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