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Senators Introduce Reworked Criminal Justice Reform Bill, But Does It Go Far Enough?

The effort to overhaul the criminal justice system has received a major boost from a group of senators on both sides of the aisle. On Thursday, Republicans and Democrats announced the details of a reworked criminal justice reform bill that previously stalled last November. Some of the legislation remains unchanged, such as giving judges the discretion to give lesser […]

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Business

Prince’s death highlights importance of estate planning

As the world continues to mourn the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, it has been revealed that the musical icon allegedly did not have a will, leaving an estimated $250 million fortune up for grabs. The beloved singer died nearly a week ago at his Paisley Park property, and although an autopsy has been performed, the official […]

Virginia Gov. Responds To Critics After Restoring Voting Rights To Felons

Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe is defending his decision to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons who have served their time and paid their debt to society. McAuliffe says laws restricting felons’ rights were a burden for African-Americans, but many Republicans say McAuliffe’s actions are an effort to help support former Secretary of State […]

Tamir Rice’s Family Attorney Speaks Out After $6 Million Settlement

The video above shows Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announcing the $6 million settlement for the November 2014 shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at the hands of Cleveland police. The Rice family sued the city of Cleveland, the officers, and the dispatchers for wrongful death after a grand jury declined to indict Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson […]

Lawyer For Family Of Florida Teens Who Drowned After Police Chase Demands Dashcam Video

Three girls – 16-year-old Dominique Battle, 15-year-old Ashaunti Butler, and 15-year-old Laniya Miller – all drowned when the stolen car they were driving plunged into a cemetery’s retention pond in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 31st. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri claims that, according to deputies’ reports, attempts were made to enter the water and save the girls from drowning. […]

Opinion

Lil Kim’s Selfies Dredge Up Colorism Debate

Hip-hop artist Lil Kim is caught in a whirlwind of controversy after posting a series of selfies on Instagram in which she is reportedly unrecognizable. Fans and critics alike took to social media to give their opinions on the rapper’s “new look,” which includes lightened skin and blonde hair. Though the Twitterverse can be cruel, many responses were of concern rather than criticism, sparking […]