Advocates Call On New York City To Remove People From Rikers Island As City Council Convenes On Crisis

By |2021-09-20T15:55:51+00:00September 20th, 2021|Press|

CBS News

This city is incapable of protecting the people in their custody. So then no one should be in their custody,” said Brandon Holmes of Freedom Agenda.
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Change.org Partners with North Star Fund to Distribute $5.5 Million to 35+ Black-led Organizations

By |2021-09-20T18:59:29+00:00September 15th, 2021|News|

PR Newswire

Change.org and New York-based community foundation, North Star Fund, announced more than 35 Black-led organizations across the United States that will receive grant funding from Change.org's $5.5 million Racial Justice Fund... The grant recipients [including the Freedom Agenda of the Urban Justice Center] work on the frontlines of Racial Justice to disrupt anti-black racism and empower communities of color.”
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As Conditions at Rikers Reach Crisis Levels, Concerns About Heat Persist

By |2021-09-20T15:59:16+00:00September 13th, 2021|News|

City Limits

“We’ve had stories of people telling us they’ve had to bend down and put their lips on the ground to suck air from under the door because it’s so hot and humid inside those cells that they’re literally sucking for cold air from the door from any cracks they can find,” said Brandon Holmes, of the Urban Justice Center.
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