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50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans
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Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream.

As a teenager, Alton Lucas believed basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world. In the late 1980s, he was the right-hand man to his musical best friend, Youtha Anthony Fowler, who many hip hop and R&B heads know as DJ Nabs.

But rather than jet-setting with Fowler, Lucas discovered drugs and the drug trade at the height of the so-called war on drugs. Addicted to crack cocaine and involved in trafficking the drug, he faced decades-long imprisonment at a time when the drug abuse and violence plaguing major cities and working class Black communities were not seen as the public health issue that opioids are today.


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Comments:

At least they won't be able to spread their genes anymore.....
Posted by USMC66'- at 7/21/2021 11:11:52 AM

Sounds like a lot of excuses. We all have choices and with the choice there are consequences. This article somehow tries to place blame on whites and not those committing the crimes l sure the offenders who are white have their excuses as well
Posted by LE at 7/22/2021 1:39:43 PM

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