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GIF shows just how bad America’s prison problem has become

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 5% of the world’s population but around 25% of its prisoners. As the above GIF demonstrates, it’s a national problem that’s developed over a significant amount of time — but it’s gotten far worse since the beginning of the 1990s, particularly in the South and Southwest.
The U.S. prison population is over 2.4 million, more than quadruple what it was in 1980. More than 1 out of every 100 Americans is behind bars, while approximately 86% of the prison population is held by the states.
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GIF shows just how bad America’s prison problem has become

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 5% of the world’s population but around 25% of its prisoners. As the above GIF demonstrates, it’s a national problem that’s developed over a significant amount of time — but it’s gotten far worse since the beginning of the 1990s, particularly in the South and Southwest.

The U.S. prison population is over 2.4 million, more than quadruple what it was in 1980. More than 1 out of every 100 Americans is behind bars, while approximately 86% of the prison population is held by the states.

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Khalil’s Way

An exciting illustrated children’s novel by author David Miller highlights the journey of Khalil Joseph an 11 year old boy growing up in a tough New Orleans community after Hurricane Katrina. Khalil’s journey shows how a young boy who is gifted in math and chess but struggles with being diagnosed ADHD, asthma, numerous food allergies and growing up with a single mother struggle to deal with being bullied every day in school. Khalil’s Way is funny yet serious journey that encourages children to make making healthy decisions. Khalil, like so many children, is bullied every day in school. When you finish reading Khalil’s Way, you may be surprised at how the skinny kid with glasses was able to win over his bully and deal with his own disappointment of growing up without his father. Khalil’s Way is illustrated by award winning artist Jerry Craft.

David Miller…

Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Urban Leadership Institute, a social enterprise based in Baltimore.

Miller is also the Co-Founder of the Raising Him Alone Campaign,an effort to support single mothers who are raising male children.

Read David Miller’s “Commentary on Bullying: Are We Bold Enough to Protect Our Children?”

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I dig her beauty-from-the-inside-out glow….
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Congratulations to Lupita Nyong’o and all beautiful women of color! We love how she honors #FierceBeauty - on the inside and out: “You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you…beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion—for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.” People’s 50 Most Beautiful  

I dig her beauty-from-the-inside-out glow….

fierceforblackwomen:

Congratulations to Lupita Nyong’o and all beautiful women of color! We love how she honors #FierceBeauty - on the inside and out: “You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you…beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion—for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.” People’s 50 Most Beautiful  

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#Motivation….
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"The disconnect between our beautiful bodies and the somewhat inaccurate definition of “healthy” in America led to my approach to fitness." As Fierce’s fitness advisor, Anowa Adjah, also known as the "Nigerian Powerhouse," will help empower those in our community to create their unique path to better health: http://bit.ly/1gFZFr9. #FierceLiving

#Motivation….

fierceforblackwomen:

"The disconnect between our beautiful bodies and the somewhat inaccurate definition of “healthy” in America led to my approach to fitness." As Fierce’s fitness advisor, Anowa Adjah, also known as the "Nigerian Powerhouse," will help empower those in our community to create their unique path to better health: http://bit.ly/1gFZFr9. #FierceLiving

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