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Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in About Blackacre, Black Issues, Black on Black Crime, Blackacre, crime, Criminal Justice, Family and Children, Jamal Dunn, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, Shame, Uncategorized | 13 comments

Heartless, Children Without Conscience

  On July 9, 2017, Jamel Dunn, a 31-year-old, disabled African American man drowned in a retention pond in Cocoa, Florida. As he struggled and screamed for help, a...

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Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in About Blackacre, Blackacre, Crack cocaine, crime, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice System Reform, Forgiveness, incarceration, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Opioids, politics, Poverty, Prison, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Progressives, Public Policy, Reconciliation, Shame, social welfare, Think Tank, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Crack vs. Opioids, the Arbitrary Nature of the War on Drugs and Social Rejection

  Are we the only ones who see a problem here? Are we the only ones concerned with how some people who self-medicate to dull the pain of living are thrown in jail...

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Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Baltimore Riots, Black Issues, Blackacre, crime, Criminal Justice, Dallas Police Shootings, David Duke, Donald Trump, Eric garner, Ferguson, Immigration, Justice, Klu Klux Klan, Latinos, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Michael Brown, Police Abuse, politics, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, Slain Police, social welfare, Trayvon Martin, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Causation Versus Correlation, Race Relations in the Age of Obama

Dave, a good friend of mine and a hell of a tennis player recently shared his take on race relations in America. A Trump supporter, Dave believes that said relations...

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Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in About Blackacre, Adversity, Black Lives Matter, Blackacre, crime, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice System Reform, Dallas Police Shootings, Domestic Terrorism, Eric garner, Excessive Force, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Love, Mass Shootings, Orlando Massacre, Police Abuse, politics, Post Traumatic Stress, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public health, Public Policy, Race, Reconciliation, Slain Police, Terrorism | 7 comments

Children of Hate

Two men, miles apart sit alone in their rooms, vastly different yet eerily similar. One is clad in cowboy boots and western wear, with cigarettes butts, empty beer cans...

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in About Blackacre, Black Issues, Black Lives Matter, Black on Black Crime, Blackacre, Civil Rights, crime, Criminal Justice, Dallas Police Shootings, Excessive Force, Freddie Gray, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Mass Shootings, politics, Progressive Think Tank, Race, Slain Police, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott | 9 comments

Missing the Boat

Be very careful. Any encounter with the police, whether shopping in a Walmart (John Crawford III), playing in a park with a toy gun (Tamir Rice), a broken taillight...

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