Dr. King’s Legacy, Notions of Progress, and the War on Drugs in 2021

by Damali Robertson, Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. moved to Alabama in 1954. In his first major civil rights case, he pursued justice for 16-year-old Jeremiah Reeves. Jeremiah, a black man, was arrested for raping Mabel Ann Crowder, a white woman, in her home, although…

By Dr. Noel Vest, Andrew Winn, Sonja Tonnesen-Casalegno, and Emily Blake

Students at the University of California, Berkeley. (source)

Banning the Box Movement

The United States leads the world in incarceration and criminal convictions. Approximately seventy-one million, or roughly one in three adults, have criminal convictions and are subject to discrimination on the basis of that conviction. This is widely documented in…

By Eliana Green, Root & Rebound’s Equal Justice Works Fellow, whose work is sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Morgan Lewis and Bockius.

New York Liberty players standing in unity for the #SayHerName campaign. (Source)

On Saturday, July 26, 2020, the WNBA tipped off the season with a message all businesses and industries should add to their playbooks, especially the Cannabis Industry…

Abby Abinanti, Chief Justice of the Yurok Tribe.

“The more I consider the condition of the white men, the more fixed becomes my opinion that, instead of gaining, they have lost much by subjecting themselves to what they call the laws and regulations of civilized societies.”

Tomachichi, Creek Chief

Dear Human People,

Our story, the story of Tribal…

Root & Rebound

Restoring power & resources to the communities most harmed by mass incarceration through legal advocacy, public education, policy reform & litigation.

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