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Yazmine Nichols

Yazmine Nichols is a Brooklyn-born, NY native and a Fordham Law Stein Scholar. She is committed to community service and to making the law accessible to those who have been historically disadvantaged by the legal system, and her advocacy and research focus on the relationship between law, theo-ethics, and criminalization. She received her M.A. from Union Theological Seminary in 2017 with an interdisciplinary concentration in Social Ethics and Theology.


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The Harmful Effects Of Gentrification On NYC’s Low-Income Black And Latino Populations

Author’s note: This article was co-written by Yazmine Nichols and Ashley Meadows. Ashley Meadows is a New York native and U.S. Army veteran. She received her M.S. in Tax Accounting from St. John’s University and currently attends Fordham University School of Law.New York City has always been a place that is dynamic and evolving. Change is inevitable, but as the...

The Message Trump's Pardons Are Sending Further Amplifies Systemic Injustice. Here's Why.

The pardon power is derived from the Royal Prerogative of Mercy, which gave monarchs absolute power to pardon an individual convicted of a crime. Here in the United States, the pardon power has a unique history. It is outlined in the United States Constitution, Article II, Section 2, which gives the Commander-in-Chief power to “grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the...