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June 25, 2018

Gun Violence

Peacemakers strive to rid neighborhoods of gun violence, may boost black church, too

Older black churches, once been the bedrock of African-American communities, had long been disconnected from a generation that eschewed typical (read: boring) services for new churches with younger pastors, no …

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June 25, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Stockton clergy crusade against Trump’s immigration policies HIDE CAPTION Pastor Curtis Smith recounts his emotional reaction to joining a faiith-based protest against separating children from their families over the weekend for at Otay Mesa Detention Center near San Diego. [CALIXTRO ROMIAS/THE RECORD]

Pastor Curtis Smith began to cry when he heard the voices coming from within the walls of an immigration detention facility. “We hear you,” the people shouted back in Spanish …

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June 25, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Local group in Birmingham working to put an end to gun violence

Hundreds of people from the faith community gathered at the Bill Harris Arena to stand together against gun violence. Onoyemi Williams is one of the organizers of the effort to …

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June 25, 2018

Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Immigrants’ Rights Advocates Respond to President Trump’s Executive Order which Replaces Family Separation with Family Detention

In response to President Trump issuing an executive order to address the crisis his administration’s anti-immigrant policies have created, Johanna Calle, director of the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, released …

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June 25, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Hundreds of people protested in the State House against the separation of families

“Babies are ripped out of their mothers’ arms, children are being caged and stored in an old Walmart, asylum seekers escaping domestic abuse and gang violence are being rejected, and …

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June 25, 2018

Criminal Justice

Activists begin 8 days of protest, seek accountability for Stephon Clark, Brandon Smith

Local activists and community members began eight days of protests and civil disobedience Tuesday to demand police accountability in the deaths of Clark and Brandon Smith, who died in police custody …

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