Greeting Readers - Giving all honor to God for allowing me to continue my journey with this newspaper and having Tom Bell of Sebree,KY now lives in Florida as my graphic designer, also Dvonne Miller who circulates this newspaper. This has been a blessing for me. Twenty years ago I got married to my wonderful husband and best friend. We gotmarried in 1990 and then came two daughters. Ernest adopted my son Julien. I have worked since I was 15 trained in Tech Schools. I decided to be a home-maker it was then I wondered why there wasn't much diversity news being from St. Louis so I asked around and now go. I started with $500 and little experience God chose me and on top of that I am now listed as a "Notable Kentuckian" and now 2012 my last daughter is off to college -- my grand daughter lives in Louisville. So I will continue this newspaper as long as my readers and loyal sponsors continued to sponsor me. You can see the newspaper at www.kentuckyvoice.org or delivered at your door. Call 270-210-6874 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My goal is that 2014, I will run for commissioner. Although we are celebrating black and women months - I salute my ancestors who decided to accept Christianity! This is the most important thing that I continued in my life - good and bad. My love for Christ keeps me tolerant from the past and moving forward in a "Purpose-Driven Life." Empty nest is what I will deal with this year. God Bless All my readers -Kathryne
O Father, give me open hands and an open heart to deal with those
around me generously. Please help me from becoming bitter toward those
who take advantage of me. Help me control my desire for "my justice"
and seek after your grace, mercy, and generosity. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Black Male Incarceration and the New Jim Crow…
March 29, 2011 by Staff
(ThyBlackMan.com) “More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began,” according to Michelle Alexander, a law professor at The Ohio State University. Alexander is the author of an interesting new book called “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindedness.”
According to Professor Alexander, increases in crime rates do not explain the massive growth in black male incarceration that has taken place over the last 30 years.
“In fact, crime rates have fluctuated over the years and are now at historical lows,” according to Alexander. “Most of that increase is due to the War on Drugs, a war waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color.”
The professor also mentions that whites use and sell illegal drugs at rates that are as high or higher than African Americans. In many inner city communities across America, four out of five black males are expected to be in the criminal justice system at some point during their lifetime.
Where the Jim Crow aspect of Professor Alexander’s argument comes into play is primarily during the disenfranchisement that occurs after a man or woman has become part of the criminal justice system.
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