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We can’t allow ‘violent criminal’ rhetoric to justify leaving some of the most vulnerable people in dangerous conditions. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. Before we get to it, though, note this news reported today, April 1, 2020: Releasing 3,500 is not enough! Response of Californians United […]

“There are at least 30,000 empty hotel rooms in the city,” reports the Examiner. “Many city hotels are already closed or plan to close and suspend services. Hotel workers are out of a job and healthcare. As the industry calls for a bailout, why not simply use the hotels and pay them?” – Photo of […]

South African law enforcement officers are under scrutiny after videos of them assaulting citizens went viral following a call for the country to lock down due to the coronavirus. Since South Africa went into a 21-day lockdown Thursday, March 26, there have been complaints, including over security forces firing rubber bullets at grocery shoppers as […]

Meagan Good made her acting debut at the ripe age of four and went on to star in some of the biggest films in America. The 38-year-old seamlessly transitioned from a childhood actress to a television sex symbol and people seemingly forgot how she looked in her younger years. The “Think Like A Man” actress […]

J. Cole, The Weeknd and Drake did something amazing for an 11-year-old boy named Elijah who, sadly, passed away from cancer last week. According to a post by Elijah’s cousin, Michael Watson II, the three artists contacted the preeteen on FaceTime and spoke kind, encouraging words. (From left) Drake, J. Cole, and The Weeknd met […]

The current pandemic is one topic Sean “Diddy” Combs has taken on on his Instagram page. His Tuesday, March 31 message makes for one of his most recent. In that message, the entertainment mogul asked God to bless people such as healthcare workers and the elderly. Many supported Combs’ message in the comments. But there […]

Lauren London wrote a touching message about Nipsey Hussle on Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of his death. “Time is deceptive,” she wrote on Instagram. “It’s been a year since you transitioned. The pain is as heavy today as it was a year ago. God knows I would give anything to see you again. I […]

This peaceful façade hides a death camp, the first BOP prison to report a coronavirus death. “A federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, has stopped testing prisoners who are symptomatic for the coronavirus due to ‘sustained transmission’ at the facility,” reports thelensnola.org. “The announcement underscores concerns expressed in recent days by guards and inmates that the […]

Infamous Trump supporters Diamond and Silk believe the media is inflating coronavirus statistics to make the administration look bad. The duo, born Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson and who — according to the Hollywood Reporter, are paid by Fox News Media to license weekly videos — made the claims during a Facebook Live session on […]

“Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” viewers don’t feel the least bit sorry for Sierra Gates after she possibly has caught another legal case. A good portion of season 10 of “LHHATL” has focused on Gates and the legal woes she’s been facing. Apparently, one of her ex-husband’s former girlfriends has accused Gates of physically attacking […]


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