Why African Americans Need to Report for Jury Duty

Some pieces of mail, like a refund check or birthday card, are welcome surprises. Others, like a jury summons, make you want to nail the mailbox shut. While reporting for jury duty can be inconvenient, resist the temptation to throw your jury notice in with the Bed Bath and Beyond coupons or Penny Saver. Jurors […]

Drunk Driving Law and the African American Community

Drunk driving is an American epidemic.  According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, each year, nearly 800 people are injured by drivers operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Certain times are worse for drunk driving than others.   More drunk driving injuries occur at night than during the day.  And sadly, though the winter holiday […]

Domestic Violence Law: What African Americans Need to Know

  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic Violence affects many Americans.  According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, each minute, 20 people are abused by a domestic partner.   This means that each year, more than 10 million women and men experience domestic violence each year. Domestic violence victims span all races, genders, religions, […]

Stop and Frisk Law: What African Americans Need to Know

  Earlier this week, Donald Trump addressed the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  While referencing Chicago, Trump stated, “The crime spree has a terrible blight on that city, and we will do everything possible to get it done.”  For Trump, the way to get it done is stopping and frisking Chicago residents.  About stop […]

The Bill Cosby Sentencing: Questions and Answers

Earlier this year, comedian and actor Bill Cosby was found guilty of raping Andrea Constand in 2004.  This week, a Pennsylvania judge sentenced 81-year-old Cosby to three to ten years in jail for his crime.  Cosby’s attorneys, citing his age and poor physical health, requested that Cosby be sentenced to house arrest.  However, the judge […]

The Bill Cosby Verdict: Questions and Answers for the Black Community

On Thursday, Bill Cosby, the once-beloved comedian, actor, philanthropist, and Jell-O spokesman, was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in Pennsylvania.  Mr. Cosby’s conviction has spurred a wide range of reactions.  Though the trial is over, for some, questions remain.  This post will answer some of the lingering questions. Understanding the Bill Cosby […]

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