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A California student suspended over his refusal to cut his braids was allowed back to class Tuesday after his story went public. The Mater Dei High School sophomore, who’s of mixed race, was given in-school suspension for “arguing and insubordination” after challenging an administrator’s calls for him to cut his braided hair, The San Diego […]

Will Smith is a Hollywood star whose shine only has become brighter throughout his 30-year career. From box-office hits, a long-running television show to now having a YouTube channel, it’s easy to wonder what more there is to know about the 48-year-old superstar. As it turns out, there’s plenty of facts about Smith that may […]

“The real-life Wakanda.” Those are the words that Akon used a couple of years ago to describe a city that he’s building in his home country of Senegal, located in West Africa. Then on Monday, Jan. 13, the singer revealed that he completed the final steps to go forward with the city. Akon said the […]

A 9-year-old Michigan girl’s passion for fashioning clothes for her Barbie dolls has gotten her noticed by a big name company, Mattel. Nevaeh Woods is nothing short of a creative and has dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. The rising star is well on her way and already has her own business making […]

Jalil Muntaqim, a world renowned political prisoner, has been to the parole board 12 times since 2002, when he first became eligible. He has been denied each time due fundamentally to the nature of the crime, which can never change. He has applied to Gov. Cuomo to commute his sentence to time served. Ask the […]

by Timothy James Young Tim Young Prison abolition will not happen overnight, nor will it happen all at once. If we, the people, are to imagine a landscape without prisons, then we must begin to chip away at the very foundations on which they stand. We know that prisons are an extension of the slave […]

by Erin Kenway The upcoming feature-length documentary film, “The Prison Within,” will make its world premiere at the 35th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), one of the leading film festivals in the United States. “The Prison Within” is narrated by Hill Harper (The Good Doctor, Homeland, CSI:NY, Covert Affairs) and author of “Letters […]

Rastafarians in South Africa’s Wellington township are demanding police accountability following the in-custody death of a local businessman and father. Jan de Bruin, 48, allegedly died at the hands of police last month after cops raided his home looking for drugs, South African outlet Independent Online reported. Family members said police assaulted de Bruin and […]

It seems Angela Simmons takes after her father Joseph “DJ Rev. Run” Simmons when it comes to her looks. The “Growing Up Hip Hop” star showed off her beauty in a recent photo this week that reminded folks of how much she resembles her father. On Tuesday afternoon, Angela took to Instagram and uploaded a […]

When 14-year-old Davian Fraser met 50 Cent in 2016, he was overcome with emotion and tears streamed down his face. 50 shared a photo of himself with Fraser back then and jokingly referred to him as his son. Later, one of 50’s representatives said the rapper really took to the young man because he grew […]


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