02/28/16
By Kassandra Frederique
She carries the name of the two women that she loves the most, her godmother and her grandmother, her name is Gloria Rosaline Preudhomme. Her work with the Institute of the Black World is a testament to her commitment to end… Read More
02/18/14
By Kassandra Frederique
I've learned in my four years in the drug policy reform field that if you wait long enough, the same ill-informed and racist drug war propaganda will be rehashed over and over again. As I read the New York Times this… Read More
01/30/14
By Kassandra Frederique
With both Denver and Seattle playing this week’s Super Bowl, the news is full of marijuana puns, and jokes about the #StonerBowl.  Yet as someone invested in the drug policy reform movement and acutely aware of… Read More
01/07/14
By Kassandra Frederique
This week, news spread nationwide that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will bypass the state legislature to enact a 35 year-old law to bring medical marijuana to suffering New Yorkers. It is a bold and innovative step that… Read More
12/08/13
By Kassandra Frederique
Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Manhattan Public School… Read More
09/18/13
By Kassandra Frederique
Yesterday Roc Nation recording artist J. Cole released the video for his new single “Crooked Smile.”  This powerful video is based on the 2010 murder of Aiyana Jones, a 7 year old girl killed during a police… Read More