Shawn "Jay Z" Carter has teamed up with acclaimed artist Molly Crabapple on a striking animated video, launched today in the New York Times, that slams the war on drugs. The video traces the drug war and its impact ...Read More

Ithaca, NY – The former President of Switzerland, Ms. Ruth Dreifuss, is touring Ithaca today in her role as the Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, an international body that aims to bring an informed, science-based discussion ...Read More

Jay Z Drops the Mic on Racist Drug Laws

Hip-hop mogul Jay Z takes on race and the drug war in a hard-hitting animated short that illustrates racist drug laws and disparate law enforcement; policies and policing that have wreaked havoc on the lives and communities of people ...Read More

Felony Disenfranchisement: The Untold Story of the 2016 Election (VIDEO)

Over two million Black people could not vote in last week’s election, according to a recent study by The Sentencing Project. One in 13 Black Americans of voting age is disenfranchised due to a felony conviction, a rate four ...Read More

How to Get Away with Murder: The Death of Terence Crutcher and the Drug War

How to Get Away with Murder Step one: Make sure you have a badge and the person you are murdering is black Step two: Add drugs Terence Crutcher was gunned down by a law enforcement officer on Friday after his car broke ...Read More

Several outlets reported this morning that Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been selected by Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General. “Jeff Sessions is a drug war dinosaur, which is the last thing the nation needs now,” said Ethan ...Read More

Charlotte Police Foment Unrest and Attempt to Use Marijuana to Justify Killing Keith Lamont Scott

Keith Lamont Scott is dead at the age of 43. A father of seven children with a wife of 20 years and a cognitive impairment from a motorcycle accident, Mr. Scott is gone from this earth and lost from ...Read More

Oppose Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Jeff Sessions is a drug war extremist. Fight back: tell your Senators to oppose him for Attorney General.  Author: Date Published: November 18, 2016 Published by Drug Policy Alliance Read More

Shonda Rimes and Norman Lear Tackle Challenging Issues with Famous Faces in "America Divided"

Two larger than life figures from the world of television, Norman Lear and Shonda Rimes, have joined forces to produce a thought-provoking 5-part docuseries airing today on the network EPIX called “America Divided.” The show takes viewers across the ...Read More

We Still Have a Chance to Stop Kratom Prohibition – And the DEA Actually Wants to Hear Your Thoughts

This summer, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced its intent to ban kratom, a medicinal plant used for millennia in Southeast Asia and currently used by millions in the United States. After DPA members and activists sent over 70,000 ...Read More