John Legend wants everyone to be aware of the good that comes from voting yes on Proposition 47 in California on November 4th. In a special op-ed for the Huffington Post, the singer and philanthropist explains the harsh realities Americans face in the prison system for petty crimes. In his editorial, Legend encourages people in California to vote […]

Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic who shot his girlfriend to death on Valentine’s Day last year, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Pistorius, who was charged with culpable homicide, will have to serve at least one-sixth of his sentence, about 10 months, before he can be placed under house arrest. Culpable homicide in […]

What issue would drive Academy Award winning actor Tim Robbins to come out on a Saturday morning to speak with community residents in South Los Angeles? What issue would inspire multi-faceted artists like Patrisse Cullors and Patrick Martinez to share their personal stories with the world? What issue would motivate artists like Olivia Wilde, Aloe […]

UPDATE 4:53 PM: Teresa Giudice has officially been sentenced to 15 months in prison. The reality TV star delivered a tear-filled apology to the judge ruling over her case, saying her children are “my life.” “I am more sorry than anyone will ever know,” she told the judge. “I deeply love my family. My four […]

Meek Mill is all about his music and making an impact on the community, so seeing the MMG rapper sentenced to three to six months in jail just as he was about to have another album drop, was not only hard… it was shocking. In July of this summer, Meek was put behind bars for […]

Never once have I imagined either of my daughters ever going to prison.  Never have I had the image in my head of my children getting finger-printed, photographed and processed by police officers at the local precinct. Never have I imagined Aoki or Ming in an orange jumpsuit walking through in-take at LA County Jail. […]

A mother has been locked up since 1994 after being accused and charged for slitting her son’s throat, but a judge just found her innocent after all these years. Michelle Murphy is now a free woman after new evidence showed that DNA did not match up. She received the news just this past Friday. That […]

Thomas “T.J.” Lane, the convicted shooter who opened fire on an Ohio school in 2012 and killed three, set off a massive manhunt when he escaped from an Ohio prison on Thursday evening. The 19-year-old was recaptured a short while later — authorities returned him to the Allen Correctional Facility in Lima early Friday. The teenager is […]

UPDATE 11:19 AM EST: In the wee hours of the morning last night, Apollo posted a video to fans letting them know he’d finally arrived at the penitentiary. Watch the video message, which he captioned “Thanks for all the love,” below: — Oh, Apollo. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida was all set to turn himself […]

Rejoice! The centuries-old ban that has blocked gay groups from marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC has been lifted. The group, which appears to be an ally group between LGBT and straight employees at NBC Universal, applied to march and was approved by parade officials. The parade, which falls on March 17, was […]


Over two dozen teens who escaped from the Nashville Detention Center still remain at large Tuesday morning. Approximately 32 teens escaped from Woodland Hills juvenile detention facility around 11 p.m. Monday by crawling under a weak spot in a fence that surrounded a yard. The escape happened when a large group of teens at the center went […]

Though the premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show is still a few months away, we’ve got a little something to make the wait easier. FX released the first teaser for the highly anticipated series and it’s totally creepy. The show will star Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Angela Bassett, […]