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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | What Justice Means to Me With Angelo "Barefoot Pookie" White

What Justice Means to Me with Angelo “Barefoot Pookie” White

This exclusive video from The Justice Project features Executive Director Noah benShea interviewing Angelo “Barefoot Pookie” White, the Founder of the Crips Street Gang on what justice means to him. Set in Angelo’s home in Watts, California, Noah and Angelo share a frank and intimate discussion about the history of street violence in Los Angeles, alternative directions for disenfranchised youth, and what justice means to Angelo. When asked what justice…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | What Justice Means to Me with Angelo Barefoot Pookie White | Just Us

Just Us

The Justice Project is launching a new video series called “What Justice Means to Me.” Through this initiative The Justice Project initiates a dialogue about justice from outside of academic parameters and normative social boundaries. The new direction of this dialogue begins with The Justice Project’s Executive Director’s, Noah benShea, video interview of a founder of the infamous Crips street gang, Angelo “Barefoot Pookie” White. Set in Angelo’s home in Watts, California,…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Levitical Law as the Basis for Modern Economic Justice

Levitical Law as the Basis for Modern Economic Justice

We are thrilled to share with you The Justice Project’s Second Place Winner for our Writing Competition: Levitical Law as the Basis for Modern Economic Justice by Ted Goshorn You shall and you shall not. So goes the pattern of law within the book of Leviticus. Many of the you shalls and you shall nots are much as one might expect of religious law: regulations on eating, sexual relations, and…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Empathy Gone Nature

Empathy Gone Nature: A Paradigm Shift

We are thrilled to share with you The Justice Project’s Third Place Winner for our Writing Competition: Empathy Gone Nature: A Paradigm Shift by Johannes Kleiner The preacher looks at her congregation. After a short pause she begins to speak, “One day all of you—this entire congregation—will be dead!” Silence. Again, “One day, everyone in this congregation will be dead!” Just what you want to hear Sunday morning. But apparently…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | What the World Needs Now Is

What the World Needs Now Is…

Respect, compromise, and motivation. We are going through an uneasy time, one of uprooting, change, and civil war. Nations are over-throwing their government, governments are over-throwing their nations, things are happening at a rapid pace and we have to keep up. Social justice, educational justice, economic, and environmental justice are all at risk, and it’s important to keep up our morals and ideals even in this time of constant hardship.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Power, Women and Gray Twilight

Power, Women and Gray Twilight

In October 2012 Alec Ross gave the following TEDx talk on his 1,298 Days Working Under Hillary Clinton. This talk is relevant for economic, educational, environmental and social justice. Listen, enjoy, and take action. TEDx description: Alec Ross is Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role created for him that blends technology with diplomacy. As Secretary Clinton’s “tech guru,” Ross has lead the State Department’s…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Nothing is Permanent

Nothing is Permanent

The world is constantly evolving. Bit of a cliché statement at this point, but true nonetheless. People have shifted, their priorities have changed, and their morals have altered. In the America we live in today, the most value is seemingly placed on things that are not, in fact, valuable at all. We are ruled by the media; reality TV shows, fashion, wealth. While those can all be fine interests, they…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Obama's Address to the Syrian People; Aid and Justice

Obama’s Address to the Syrian People; Aid and Justice

A few days ago, President Obama addressed the people of Syria in a short video promising millions of dollars in aid from The United States. He spoke of hope for a new Syria, democracy, and justice for the people. The President also touched on the fall of Assad, and described the opposition taking over the government and providing Syrians a chance to make their own future. Controversy is high around…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Opinion: What is Justice?

Opinion: What is Justice?

I will start out by saying that I absolutely love every aspect of what I do for a living. My daily life pretty much consists of peeking into the realities of different areas in the world, understanding those realities, and documenting them. It is the ultimate set up for a mind like mine, which constantly thrives on knowing more. However, the more I know, the more I realize that I…

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