Posts Tagged: criminal justice

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Says Breonna Taylor’s Killing Hurts

Mariah Carey is one of many celebrities who continue to call for justice for Breonna Taylor. Carey wore a t-shirt with Breonna’s face on the back with the famous phrase “say her name.” Carey also shared a picture of Breonna on social media with the caption, “It’s been six months since #BreonnaTaylor, a frontline medical worker was… Read more »

Michael B. Jordan Challenges Hollywood on Black Hiring & More

Actors Michael B. Jordan and Kendrick Sampson are among a number of celebrities who have joined nationwide marches in demand of reforms in policing, presidential politics, and yes,  even in Hollywood.They joined activists in leading a #BlackLivesMatter in LA and Beverly Hills Saturday. “Insecure” star Sampson lead chants like “F**k Donald Trump” and “Black lives they matter here. … Read more »

Texas Death Row Inmate Granted Indefinite Stay of Execution

Just 5 days before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection, Texas’ highest criminal appeals court stopped the execution of inmate Rodney Reed.  The move comes after an aggressive campaign to include law enforcement, celebrities like Oprah and Rihanna chimed in a letter to Governor Abbott to intervene.   Reed’s conviction is being questioned by… Read more »

John Legend Works to Increase Jobs for the Formerly Incarcerated

Star singer John Legend has stepped up for people with criminal backgrounds to make sure that get more job opportunities. FORBES reports that Legend’s initiative FreeAmerica, which targets criminal justice reform has been working in conjunction with Unlocked Futures and New Profit for the past two years, making entrepreneurs who have first hand knowledge of the impacts of the… Read more »

Meek Mill & Jay Z Are Coming for the Unjustly Incarcerated

Meek Mill has been on a mission since serving 5 months for a minor probation violation stemming from a crime he committed over a decade ago, he’s become an aggressive advocate for prison reform. He, Jay Z and several others launched the Reform Alliance, a criminal justice organization aiming at reducing “the number of people who… Read more »