father's day

  • In the United States, one in every nine black children has an incarcerated parent. On Sunday, many of those fathers are coming home.
  • For Father’s Day, rapper Jay Z pledged to bail dads out of jail who can’t afford to do it themselves, giving money to organizations that did the same for mothers last Mother’s Day. 
  • Jay Z, whose given name is Shawn Carter, wrote about the over-incarceration of African-American men in an op-ed for TIME, pointing a finger at the exploitative bail-bond industry and its predatory lending. Read more. (6/18/17, 10:05 AM)