Monday, January 11

Steve Harvey's Mentoring Weekend Donate Now

Mr. Harvey has challenged himself to ride a stationary bicycle for 4 hours everyday that he is in the studio. At first he was only going to do it for 3 months but he realized that the need to help young boys is very serious in America!

I told myself that I would find a cause and stick to it; last year I helped in the First Annual Steve Harvey Mentorship Weekend in Dallas and I vowed to help again this year! If you are trying to make a difference and are looking for a cause, I challenge you to donate $100 to the cause. To read more please go Steve Harvey and for more specific information on the weekend click here Steve Harvey Mentor Weekend!

$100 - Can be broken down into just $25 a week!!!

Since 2001 the Steve Harvey Foundation has given over $400,000 to schools and organizations in the United States and the Caribbean. Thank you for your support! Click here to donate!

The Steve Harvey Foundation
PO Box 52817
Atlanta, GA 30355

Check the Stats: is a clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry. Too often prison activists use statistics that are out of date, provided without citation or simply wrong. One of these days the public will start listening to prison activists, so let's be prepared to win without being sidetracked by arguments over defective statistics. In some cases, the numbers we need don't exist. In others, the facts exist but activists don't know where to find them. Now you do.

Incarceration is not an equal opportunity punishment

On December 31, 2005, there were 2,193,798 people in U.S. prisons and jails. The United States incarcerates a greater share of its population, 737 per 100,000 residents, than any other country on the planet. But when you break down the statistics you see that incarceration is not an equal opportunity punishment.

Look at just the males by race, and the incarceration rates become even more frightening, June 30, 2006:
  • White males: 736 per 100,000
  • Latino males: 1,862 per 100,000
  • Black males: 4,789 per 100,000

If you look at males aged 25-29 and by race, you can see what is going on even clearer, June 30, 2006:

  • For White males ages 25-29: 1,685 per 100,000.
  • For Latino males ages 25-29: 3,912 per 100,000.
  • For Black males ages 25-29: 11,695 per 100,000. (That's 11.7% of Black men in their late 20s.)


nikkiblanco said...

I was just speaking to two of my friends the other day about the disproportionate amount of black males caught up in the prison system... it's ridiculous and when you really start to pay attention to the statistics you see what modern day slavery really means... especially when companies can have them "work" for them while they're in prison, making about 10 cents an hour... :/