Reform

The rumors were true, well, to some degree.  Rapper Meek Mill is leaving Roc Nation but not for the reasons shade throwers are thinking.  All relationships don’t end in divorce, and divorces don’t end a relationship. Meek Mill took to his own social media to set the record straight about him and Roc Nation: “All I saw […]

CLEVELAND – Ohio’s Issue One, a ballot measure meant to reduce penalties for certain drug crimes, failed with a vote of 63 percent against and 37 percent in favor during Tuesday’s midterm election. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michael Nelson was one of the few judges in the state who supported Issue One, pushing for rehabilitation […]

Kim Kardashian is meeting with that guy from the Apprentice at the White House Wednesday in an effort to secure a pardon for 62-year-old Alice Marie Johnson. Johnson, as Kardashian has previously discussed on social media, is currently serving a life sentence without parole for a firs-time, nonviolent drug offense. The meeting, first reported by Vanity Fair Tuesday night, follows months of behind-the-scenes talks between Kardashian and […]

The President’s trip to Mar-A-Lago in Florida will mark his tenth time visiting in 2017. President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax cut bill Friday morning as he prepares to leave for his Christmas break in Florida. The President signed the bill before reporters in the Oval Office. He also signed the continuing resolution that will […]

The President also used the press conference, in which he did not take any questions, to slam Democrats and “Fake News” outlets.   The House of Representatives gave final approval Wednesday afternoon to its major rewrite of the US tax code, voting a second time on the package after the Senate stripped out a couple […]

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration prepared Wednesday to release a tax reform plan that calls for big corporate rate cuts and an increase in standard deductions, a pricey package that could face an uphill climb in Congress. “This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of […]

There’s an old saying that goes, “all politics is local.” Dave Chappelle apparently takes that sentiment very much to heart. Recently, the comedian showed up to his local Yellow Springs, Ohio town hall meeting to talk about police reform in the wake of an incident that took place on New Year’s Eve when police tazed […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – LeBron James is continuing to speak out in an effort to bring police and the Black Lives Matter movement closer. James said he just wants the conversation to keep going, in response to the recent police killings. “It’s a scary, a scary a%$ situation that if my son calls me and says he’s been […]

The Missouri city and DOJ officials are nearing a reform deal that will likely effect change and overhaul “unconstitutional” policing.   Nine months after the Justice Department released a damning report detailing the racial biased practices of the Ferguson Police Department, the Missouri city and DOJ officials are nearing a reform deal that will likely effect change […]

For decades, ex-felons returning to their communities have been met by obstacles that made it difficult for them to get back on their feet. Most were banned from affordable public housing, certain jobs, and obtaining grants to go to college because of their criminal records. Unable to find housing or decent jobs to support themselves […]

In a week chock-full of events and political moves that highlight the need for criminal justice reform in the nation, President Barack Obama traveled to Philadelphia Tuesday to deliver remarks focused on policing and prisons at the NAACP’s 106th National Convention. Just a day prior, Obama granted clemency to 46 non-violent drug offenders; the most a president […]

In the aftermath of several high-profile police-involved shootings, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Tuesday that he was preparing to issue an executive order naming the state attorney general as a special prosecutor for police-related civilian deaths, according to The New York Times. The governor said his hope is that independent investigations will help […]