Marshawn Feltus’ success shows the promise of entrepreneurship training for ex-offenders

Program aspires to help ex-offenders become entrepreneurs

Re-entry programs are retooling their approach to focus on entrepreneurship as a means to remove employment barriers, a key factor in recidivism rates for ex-offenders. Austin’s Marshawn Feltus opened the area’s first yoga studio after learning the mind-calming exercise program while serving an 18-year prison sentence.


City of Chicago police headquarter

Movement gains momentum to dump IPRA, Police Board

The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression has been advocating to establish an elected civilian police accountability council since 2012. But City Council members have yet to fully embrace the idea.



Mertilla Jones is comforted after describing how her 7-year-old granddaughter was killed by a white Detroit police officer.

#RiseUpOctober set for New York City

Victims’ families urge support of national march to demand police accountability By La Risa Lynch Every 28 hours a Black person is murdered by police, security personnel and some self-appointed vigilante, according to a report…