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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Former House Speaker John Boehner is no fan of Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Boehner blasted Cruz during a forum at Stanford University in California Wednesday night, likening him to the devil. Audio recorded at the event captured the former Speaker of the House answering a question about Cruz, calling the GOP presidential hopeful “Lucifer in the flesh.” Boehner also […]
A man dressed in a white panda suit set a car on fire and threatened to blow up the Fox News station Thursday in Baltimore, Maryland. The 25-year-old man was spotted with what was believed to be a suicide vest, prompting an evacuation of the building. As the would-be bomber walked out, police said he refused to […]
Out of 100,000 people in America, 716 are currently behind bars and sadly, there are a disproportionate number of African-Americans serving time in our nation’s prison industrial complex.
NewsOne Now guest host and friend of the artist Van Jones said, “I know exactly the smile and exactly the strut that he would have had” knowing the Eiffel Tower in France and Niagara Falls were lit with purple lights to honor him.
During Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, guest host Van Jones and the day’s panel of guests discussed the sentencing and the egregious disparities in justice this case has exposed when punishing politicians for wrong-doing.
Prince helped to launch a technology initiative to teach coding to Black youths. An emotional Van Jones said Prince worked generously behind the scenes to uplift African-American youths.
In conversation that spilled into CNN’s Wednesday morning broadcast, contributor Van Jones, a former Obama staffer, and Jeffrey Lord, an ardent Donald Trump supporter, engaged in a fiery debate on Super Tuesday about race, the Democratic Party and the Ku Klux Klan.
After years of foot-dragging by his predecessors and Congress, President Obama is taking on the biggest culprit behind global warming: pollution from outdated power plants.…
One thing civil rights activists must do is keep the public’s attention on serious matters. Still, even they have a sense of humor. One would…