On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court has decided that states have to place a ban on mandatory death-in-prison sentences for juveniles retroactively.
Back in mid-2015, a video surfaced on the Internet that appeared to show Planned Parenthood employees discussing the illegal sale of fetal tissues to undercover activists. Well, a Texas grand jury has indicted the two responsible for making the video on multiple counts.
President Barack Obama has announced new rules that will change the way that federal prisons operate. For starters, putting juvenile offenders in solitary confinement has now been banned due to a belief that it is overused and can lead to severe psychological damage.
In recent Hip-Hop related news, the rapper B.o.B has challenged the scientific idea that the Earth is round.
If you were to ask someone what the biggest problem facing Chicago wass there’s a strong likelihood they’d go for the easy answer of “gun violence.” While it’s definitely a serious issue that needs to be addressed, it should be noted that it’s actually the result of multiple factors, such as unemployment, poverty and access to weapons, coming into play at once. To provide some insight, a new study has revealed just how drastic one of those major factors is in the city. But, the focus on young black men’s education and working habits misses the point entirely.
What were you doing at 11 years old? Probably not setting up a book drive that fights racism in literature like Philadelphia native Marley Dias.
It looks like Flint, Michigan is getting help from nearby celebrities.
Big Sean is an active participant in helping the Flint, Michigan water crisis, as he launched #HealFlintKids on Thursday, January 21, 2016 along with donating $10,000.