Tag: Criminal-justice-system

Obama to Trump: We're Supposed to Stand up to Discrimination and to Nazi Sympathizers

Former President Barack Obama kicked off his campaigning for November’s midterms, on Friday afternoon, and took jabs at President Trump and the spineless backbones of his Republican constituents. Obama spared no expense rebuking the administration’s actions that have emboldened racists. “We’re supposed to stand up to discrimination, and clearly and…

Son of Murder Victim Pleads for the Black Man's Life as Texas Decides Today Whether or Not to Execute Next Week

The criminal justice system, which disproportionately incarcerates Black men, focuses less on rehabilitation and more on death and punishment. Mitesh Patel is pleading with the Texas Board of Pardons to spare the life of his father’s killer, Chris Young, a Black man, who after spending 12 years in prison has…

Jay-Z: Probation Is 'A Land Mine' for Blacks in America

Businessman and rapper Jay-Z on Friday spoke out about America’s prison system that serves as a revolving door for parolees. Jay-Z was reacting in response to the news that rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to prison for two to four years following several parole violations. Mill is signed to Roc…