Houston Mayoral Candidate Scorecard

On August 24, 2019 our members spent hours thinking through issues impacting them, their families, and their neighbors that were not reflected in many of the candidate platforms they reviewed. After tough conversations and continuous debate, our members identified eight…

Read More

Pure Justice Mid-September Updates

Gun Violence Prevention Meeting  Before the 3rd Democratic Debate, leaders of local and national black and brown lead organizations met to discuss building a coalition to address violence in our communities and in the country as a whole. We discussed…

Read More

Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire Update

The Mayor is one of the most powerful positions in local government. It is the job of the mayor to oversee various aspects of funding, programs, and initiatives that impact our everyday lives; therefore it is important to be sure…

Read More

Black and Latinx Leaders of Texas Respond to Gun Violence in Texas

  Today our partners at Community Justice Action Fund penned the following letter signed by Black and Latinx Leaders across Texas to demand an end to Gun Violence in our communities following the deadly mass shooting in El Paso: We,…

Read More

Harris County Moving Towards Free Phone Calls

  Free Jail Phone Calls Are Possible  Securus Technologies is one of approximately five large firms providing telephone, video, and emailing services to our jails and prisons across the country. As most of us know, it is extremely important for…

Read More

Does the First Step Act Achieve Criminal Justice Reforms Sought by Many?

Over the past few months conversations have been surrounding the White House about the administration working on criminal justice reform. While pastors and rap artist Kanye West received swift backlash from criminal justice advocates and others for meeting with President…

Read More

Beyond Free Speech?

The first amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees each of us the freedom of speech except in certain instances. Those instances would include speech that creates a clear and present danger, incites violence or disrupts the peace, or amounts…

Read More

We Must Confront the Real Issue…White Supremacy

Over the past week, our country has been reeling from the deaths of two more black men at the hands of police and the deadly attack on several police officers in Dallas, Texas. In the midst of it all, many…

Read More

Guilty Of Innocence

This ladies and gentlemen this is Davontae Sanford, a 23-year-old exoneree from Detroit, Michigan. When Sanford was just 14 years-old, he plead guilty to the involvement of the murders of four individuals, but he was innocent! Now I know that…

Read More

The Latest Unsolved Mystery

According to the Houston Police Department’s spoke’s person, 33 year old Robert Stephen was taken into custody on Sunday, December 27, 2015 on alleged public intoxication and resisting arrest charges. Based on his “behavior,” he was placed in an isolation…

Read More