Now that New York has ceased charging 16-and 17-year-olds as adults, North Carolina remains the only state in the U.S. that continues to do so.
The Kalief Browder story is one of the saddest cases of injustice within the police system and an unfortunate end to a young life gone far too soon. Many have watched this terrible story unfold by watching the Spike documentary about his life and its sad end, however that still hasn’t stopped others from being […]
This is a major win for Hov's hometown.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that the dilapidated and notorious Rikers Island jail complex will close, with the process taking up to 10 years.
Fresh off the success of the Kalief Browder documentary, Jay Z and the Weinstein company are reportedly partnering up again to do an ambitious series of film and television projects about Trayvon Martin. According to Variety, the rap icon won the rights to two books about Martin, the unarmed black Florida teenager who was fatally […]
New York City's mayor ignores prison reform activists and plans renovation of controversial prison complex.
Glenn Martin, a former Rikers inmate and advocate for criminal justice reform, has continually made the effort to have Rikers Island closed.
Plus, the new face of Mr. Clean is African-American and Jay Z believes that Rikers Island prison should be shut down.
From documentaries to coming-of-age stories, here are the most anticipated movies coming out of the Sundance Film Festival.
The Fort Worth Police Department will drop charges against Jacqueline Craig and Brea Hymond.
On any given day, there are many sad stories about young black men receiving prison sentences that they didn’t deserve and the horrifying conditions of the prisons where they are relegated to serve out their sentences. The saddest instance of this issue in recent memory, centers on the case of Bronx, New York teenager Kalief […]
https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/787826721290588161 Kalief Browder‘s story made such an impact on the world that Jay Z is doing a series about him — unfortunately he or his devoted mother aren’t alive to experience it. According to reports, Venida Browder, the mother of the Bronx man who killed himself after spending three years on Rikers Island has died […]