Orange is the New Black took Netflix by storm. The chronicle of a white woman’s prison sentence gave us glimpses into the world of women in prison, particularly women of color. From petty thieves to murderers, shows like OITNB remind us of the humanity in everyone.
President Mein Führer von SpankDat is excluded from the “most hated in the White House” game because he would win every time. Before Monday’s press conference with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the youth internment camps—which used to be big-box department stores or warehouses before…
Updated: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 3:53 p.m. EDT: President Donald Trump commuted Alice Marie Johnson’s sentence on Wednesday, and she will be released from prison after spending 21 years behind bars for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Trump didn’t give Johnson a full pardon, which would have cleared her record.…
Kylia Carter, mother of former Duke basketball star Wendell Carter Jr., didn’t mince words during an emotional speech to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, in which she compared the current NCAA basketball system to slavery and prison.
Former Carolina Panther wide receiver Rae Carruth is not a redeemable soul, and thankfully he’s starting to realize this, and won’t try to have a relationship with his 18-year-old son who suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of Carruth’s criminal actions.
Facing a decade and a half in prison couldn’t stop her. Losing a loved one to suicide didn’t destroy her. Battling loss and pain while raising three children was not enough to make her quit.
Writer, director and activist Jamal Joseph was a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. At 16 years old, he was arrested in the Panther 21 case along with Afeni Shakur, the mother of rapper Tupac Shakur.
The only redeeming stretch in Batman v Superman — a movie so aggressively shitty that The Wife Person and I watch it each time its on just to find new shit to hate about it — comes directly after the single worst scene in the movie. Batman is about to kill the shit out of Superman, and Superman whispers "Save…Martha."…
Early Wednesday morning, Aaron Hernandez joined the long list of incarcerated people, including Sandra Bland and Kalief Browder, who allegedly committed suicide while in prison, or soon after being released.
Updated Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:26 a.m. EDT: Jose Baez, the attorney who represented Hernandez in his double-homicide trial, has launched an investigation on behalf of Hernandez. Baez says he believes it’s possible his former client was murdered by either inmates or prison officials, according to TMZ Sports.
If you could confront your absentee parent, what would you say? Compton, Calif., musician Garren had a lot of questions for his father and used a familiar video format to get some answers.
Guled Omar, 22, described as a leader of a group of nine who plotted to fight for the Islamic State group, or ISIS, was sentenced to 35 years in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday, CBS News reports.
Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is a pretty sore loser.
Mass incarceration is a crisis. It is a capitalist and racist endeavor that has purposely targeted black and Latinx communities through discriminatory policing, bigotry framed as legislation, and a deep-seated fear of blackness and "otherness." This system is, in large part, fueled by mainstream media for the sole…
Rae Carruth is still in denial. The onetime promising Carolina Panthers wide receiver was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in the 1999 shooting death of Cherica Adams, who was pregnant with Carruth's son at the time. Carruth hired a gunman in order to end the pregnancy because Adams refused to have an…
Last week, Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th premiered on Netflix. The film documents America's history of incarceration since the passing of the 13th Amendment and examines the political prowess that has precipitated our country's prison industrial complex. It's a visceral dissection of how slavery has evolved from a…
What if I told you I had a cure for AIDS? Would you believe me? What about cancer? Or diabetes?
A Florida man has been been sentenced to 25 years in prison after raping a woman so that he could get into prison to get even with the person who killed his 14-year-old son, the Palm Beach Post reports.
When you’re 16 and signed to Def Jam and then dropped from the label while still a teenager—what happens next.
What will follow is the most ridiculous thing I think I may have read in life. I don't even mean that in a cavalier fashion. I mean that in the most sincere way possible. Like, when I say that I don't like J. Cole, like, at all, I say with the utmost sincerity. That's how I feel about how ridiculous this story is.