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Statement on Orlando shootings

It is with great sadness that we join the families, friends and communities to mourn the lives of those who were murdered in the “act of terror” at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. early this past Sunday. Unfortunately, LGBT individuals bare the brunt of victimization when it comes to hate crimes in America today according […]

Race, income and outcomes: how rich does a black criminal have to be to get treated like a white one?

Lawyer-turned-data-scientist David Colarusso analyzed 2.2 million sentencing records from Virginia to determine the relationship between race, income and treatment in the criminal justice system. Colarusso uses his analysis as a primer on data analysis, explaining regression and data normalization in simple language accessible to people without a statistics background. But then he gets to the […]

‘These are human beings’: Jackson City Council passes resolution against HB 1523

— from Jackson Free Press by Tim Summers Jr. Late tonight, the Jackson City Council unanimously passed a resolution proclaiming their opposition to the controversial Mississippi House Bill 1523 just less than 10 hours after Gov. Phil Bryant signed it into law today. The resolution mirrors Biloxi’s resolution but with added amendments. “We know we […]

Trans teen activist, former Homecoming king, dies in Charlotte, N.C.

Blake Brockington, a young trans activist celebrated nationwide as the first out trans homecoming king in a North Carolina high school, is being mourned after committing suicide Monday night, reports North Carolina LGBT newspaper QNotes. Brockington, an 18-year-old student at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, became homecoming king of East Mecklenburg High School a year ago […]