The United States is home to 4.4% of the world’s population, yet Americans consume 99% of the global supply of hydrocodone (AKA Vicodin) and 80% of its oxycodone (AKA Oxycontin). The majority of these opiates are manufactured in China.
“Jobs are out there,” Shanesha Weddle says. “And employers are willing to work with you and give you a second chance. Imagine: They are accepting felons now. Remember 10, 15 years ago, you couldn’t work. I think it’s beautiful.”
On April 26, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute celebrated our 10th anniversary and recommitted our efforts to reduce disparities and enhance well-being throughout our community. The event was headlined by Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America and local historian Reggie Jackson, Head Griot of America's Black Holocaust Museum.