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Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in About Blackacre, Adversity, Blackacre, Charlottesville, Dylann Roof, Forgiveness, Hurricane Harvey, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Neo Nazi's, Nonviolent Resistance, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, The Charleston Massacre, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Reason to Hope

Charleston, South Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia and Houston Texas all share tragedy, two the result of man’s inhumanity to man, the latter by an act of nature....

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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 | 11 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 Nov 13, 2016 in 2016 Presidential Election, About Blackacre, Blackacre, Citzens United, Confederate Flag, Donald Trump, Immigration, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Marriage Equality, politics, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, social welfare, Think Tank, Uncategorized, Voter Restrictions | 0 comments

President Dr. Frankenstein, a Wake-Up Call

A friend of mine recently predicted that Trump will become one of our greatest Presidents. Maybe so. But as far as we are concerned the 2016 election was more than a...

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