We turn now to a powerful new book, released today, that tells the story of one woman as she fights back against the impacts of social and racial injustice in America on her family. That woman is Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. The book, titled When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, is both an account of survival, strength and resilience, and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.
Under pressure from former youth prisoners, their families and the public, the governors of New Jersey and Wisconsin shut down a couple of notorious youth prisons in their states. However, youth prisons continue to operate in most states and advocates want to see them all shut down immediately -- before more child prisoners die in custody or are sexually assaulted.(Image: Pixabay; Edited: JR / TO)
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Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) (L) is flanked by Ed Markey (D-MA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) while speaking about a Congressional Review Act resolution that would undo action by the FCC and restore the 2015 net neutrality rules, on Capitol Hill January 9, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images)
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