A week after the White House announced the president would commute sentences for dozens of non-violent drug offenders this summer, Barack Obama made good on the…


A new report from MetricMaps details a shocking statistic — in 16 states in the nation, there are more people locked up in correctional facilities than those…

Finally admitting to a fact that hundreds of thousands of profiled, disenfranchised Black and Brown men across the United States — and their families —…

A group of current and former African American government employees, Blacks In Government (BIG), have issued a statement calling for the end to the racially biased “War On Drugs.” They joined forces with LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) for a statement denouncing the war on drugs written by former African American DEA agent, Mather Fogg. […]

SAN DIEGO — Federal officials said Thursday they’ve busted a drug trafficking ring involving Mexico’s most powerful cartel and members of an Iraqi immigrant community in the U.S. who were caught selling illegal drugs, assault rifles, grenades and homemade explosives. About 60 people from the Iraqi community were arrested after a six-month investigation carried out […]

CALIFORNIA — The NAACP passed an historic resolution calling to an end the war on drugs with a majority vote at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles, CA. The resolution outlines key details of the war on drugs, which the organization notes are crucial failings; the U.S. spends $40 billion annually on the […]

As the news was recently released that Black leaders had convened to attack the 40-year old “War on Drugs,” I could hear the collective “amen” coming from millions of Black folks all across America. I also heard my phone ring at 5:30 am, as a friend of mine in Kansas City told me about how […]

The Global Commission on Drug Policy, a panel consisting of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, and the former leaders of Mexico, Colombia and Brazil have issued a report claiming that the so called “War On Drugs” has failed and only fuels global organized crime. The BBC reports: The Global Commission’s 24-page report argues that […]

  Via BBC News US Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual has resigned amid a row over leaked diplomatic cables in which he doubted Mexico’s ability to tackle drug gangs. The dispute flared last month when Mexican President Felipe Calderon accused Mr Pascual of “ignorance”. He said the US cables, released by Wikileaks in December, had […]