November is Native American Heritage Month, which celebrates the history, community, culture, and traditions of indigenous people. In honor of this month, we’re providing a guide to five Native American trailblazers that you should know.
Like many indigenous throughout the country, we are still dealing with the historical trauma associated with the original acts of “Discovery” and then the following “Doctrine of Discovery.” The fact that Indigenous people are still here is a miracle and a testament to our resilience.
The United States is in the midst of a prison suicide epidemic. In 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides accounted for about 1.6% of overall U.S. deaths. Alabama, where I live, is at the center of the crisis.
Let’s address the term “violent inmate.” The implication is this person is actively dangerous, guilty of causing physical harm and likely to hurt someone again. None of this is necessarily true.
This past week the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) held a memorial service honoring Jake, a K-9 narcotics detection officer that died after he was exposed to a synthetic drug during a raid at Staton Correctional Facility.
June is Pride Month, chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots that happened in June 1969 and is largely regarded as the catalyst for the gay rights movement.
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