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Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Blackacre, Charity, Forgiveness, hashtagdrunkjudge, Homelessness, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Love, Poverty, Progressive Think Tank, Public Disgrace, Public Policy, Shame, social welfare | 0 comments

“I Just Want This to be Over”, Compulsory Poverty and the Groveling Demand

  These are the words of Rochester City Judge, Leticia Astacio. Recently sentenced to 60 days in jail plus 3 years-probation for violating the conditions of her 2016...

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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 7, 2016 in About Blackacre, Black Issues, Blackacre, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice System Reform, Family and Children, incarceration, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Parenting, politics, Post Traumatic Stress, Poverty, Prison, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Uncategorized | 4 comments

Children of Prisoners: the Mark of Cain

According to a 2014, Rutgers University fact sheet entitled Children and Families of the Incarcerated, more than 2.7 million children in the U. S. have an incarcerated...

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Posted by on Apr 24, 2016 in About Blackacre, Blackacre, Charity, Economic Disparity, Homelessness, Income Inequality, Leo Barron Hicks, Motivation, Personal Motivation, Poverty, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, social welfare | 4 comments

Grown Ass People: Social Consideration and the Ask of the Poor

We feed them at 12:00 noon. They finish eating around 1:00 pm. By 3:00 they go behind the church and defecated. Between 5:00 to 6:00, they go to the next feeding...

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Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in About Blackacre, Black Issues, Black on Black Crime, Blackacre, crime, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice System Reform, Family and Children, Gun Violence, Justice, Leadership, politics, Post Traumatic Stress, Poverty, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Progressives, Public health, Public Policy, Race, Think Tank | 0 comments

Connected by Trauma, Community Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Connected by Trauma, Community Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

When it comes to pressing public policy issues, ending the Black Diaspora and freeing America from the rusty nail of race is the butter on our roll. More than a focus,...

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