Attorney General Jeff Sessions taps a criminal justice hard-liner as his lieutenant, signaling an end to reforms.

It is a well-known fact that before Jay-Z became one of the top rappers on most people’s list of favorites, he was a drug dealer. He lent his voice and some of his greater knowledge about that hustle to a New York times op-ed piece in a four minute long narration about the United States’ […]

A short film narrated by Jay Z calls the war on drugs a failure. It's time to rethink drug policies.

A former Nixon aide recently confirmed that the 37th United States president’s war on drugs was indeed a racist endeavor meant to take out blacks as well as liberals. Jeff Johnson explains why this is really no surprise, and what else this information should clue us in on, in this edition of 3 Things You Should Know on “The Rickey Smiley Morning […]

It came as no surprise to some African-Americans this week when news broke that a former aide to President Richard M. Nixon developed anti-drug policies that targeted Black people.

The so-called “War On Drugs” has largely been seen by critics as a draconian tactic that has impacted communities of color negatively and unfairly over the years. In a new article from Harper’s magazine a 1994 interview with President Richard Nixon advisor John D. Ehrlichman, in which he stated the policy was aimed to disrupt Black […]

The Change.Org request claims that the Former First Lady was America's most famous "Trap Queen."


A new report from MetricMaps details a shocking statistic — in 16 states in the nation, there are more people locked up in correctional facilities than those…


On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced his “Smart on Crime” initiative, calling for major changes to drug sentencing, the release of elderly prisoners,…

A new documentary, “The House I Live In” covers the 40 year history of the so-called “War On Drugs.” The movie is directed by Eugene Jarecki and premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary feature commentary from “The Wire” creator, David Simon and focuses on the racial inequalities in the judicial system in […]