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Black Mamas Day Bailout

Miami-Stand Up

South Florida is seemingly idyllic. It’s a region that has some of this country’s best nightlife and beaches, but South Florida is also ground zero for so many of this nation’s most pressing issues including: climate collapse, mass incarceration, displacement and migration at rates unlike many other locations in the world. During a recent chat with Helen Peña-Smicker, the founder of the collective (F)empower, she tells me that “the state of Florida alone incarcerates more people than any country on the planet and spends $55,000 to jail children and only $7,000 to educate them.”

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