Dawn Harrington says felony disenfranchisement voter suppression in Tennessee is only getting worse
August 30, 2023
JLUSA leader Dawn Harrington (Leading with Conviction™ 2017) has co-authored an op-ed on the latest attacks on voting rights in Tennessee.
America Doesn’t Need Public Mugshots of Donald Trump or Anyone for That Matter
August 24, 2023
Khalil Cumberbatch (Leading with Conviction™ 2015) makes the case for other states to follow New York in revising policies regarding mugshots.
FDA’s proposed menthol ban will expand the “War on Drugs”
August 23, 2023
Diane Goldstein writes, “If the ban is enacted, make no mistake: Black and Latinx communities will bear the brunt of associated law enforcement.”
Brittany Lovely calls for voting rights to be restored to formerly incarcerated people
August 21, 2023
Brittany Lovely (Leading with Conviction™ 2022) calls for voting rights to be restored to formerly incarcerated people
Formerly incarcerated artist Gary Tyler has his first solo gallery show
August 19, 2023
On July 8, Detroit’s Library Street Collective opened We are the Willing, artist Gary Tyler’s first solo gallery show.
Kemba Smith Pradia on today’s criminal justice reform movement
August 16, 2023
The Defender interviewed Kemba Smith Pradia (Leading with Conviction™ 2019) during the recent National Urban League Convention in Houston.
JLUSA leader Pauline Rogers on Mississippi’s parole system
August 15, 2023
Pauline Rogers — Leading with Conviction™ 2023 participant and founder of the R.E.C.H. Foundation — joined a recent panel discussion.
How Only Murders in the Building Perpetuates Myths About “True Crime”
August 12, 2023
Only Murders in the Building returned this week with the launch of season three, but Adedoyin Adeniji explains the pitfalls of the show.
JLUSA leader Johnny Perez speaks out on ending solitary confinement
August 10, 2023
Johnny Perez (Leading with Conviction™ 2017), director of U.S. Prison Programs for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is speaking out.
DeAnna Hoskins and others call for Rikers to be placed into federal receivership
August 9, 2023
Five members of the nine-person New York City Board of Correction have written an op-ed published today in the New York Daily News.
Live with #JustUs: Are you Leading with Conviction™?
August 8, 2023
Join our live discussion and Q&A with JLUSA staff and leaders about our 10th Anniversary Leading with Conviction™ 2024 cohort!