The national debt ceiling will be raised once again to avoid the U.S from falling into another recession. In the 221 to 201 vote, the limit will be raised to help the country pay the $17.2 trillion balance on time. Some House Republicans unwillingly approved of the bill that will keep the U.S on track […]

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation to reform drug sentencing in what will be the most expansive drug sentencing reform in decades. The legislation would reduce the federal prison population, decrease racial disparities, save taxpayer money, and reunite nonviolent drug law offenders with their families sooner. The bipartisan effort was made possible […]

Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t holding anything back when it comes to some controversial national issues. In an exclusive interview on Thursday with MSNBC, Holder spoke about new voting rights legislation, dismissed the new government watchdog report, which declared some of NSA’s programs illegal, but most shockingly, denounced America’s War on Drugs and highlighted the […]

It looks like all the NSA spying — including wiretaps — has done little to prevent terrorist attacks over the years. An analysis of 225 terrorism cases in the U.S. were studied by the non-profit New America Foundation, revealing that the NSA was able to crack only one case of possible terror: Basaaly-Moalin, who sent […]

On Thursday, President Obama made a huge step towards curtailing severe penalties for drug offenses. He’s expected to commute the sentences of eight federal inmates convicted of crack cocaine offenses. According to the New York Times, each of those inmates has been imprisoned for at least 15 years and six were sentenced to life in […]

A Mexican teenager has fallen victim to the horrifying effects of Krokodil, a flesh-eating self-made drug that has spread across the continent from Russia. According to the Huffington Post, Puerto Vallarta authorities were presented with the case after the 17-year-old admitted her addiction to Krokodil, and even worse: she was suffering from lacerations in her genital area. […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin is making sure the world knows he’s not the one to be effed with. Aside from being named the most powerful person alive by Time Magazine, Putin was just awarded a ninth Dan ranking in Taekwondo by Choue Chung-won, the president of the World Taekwondo Federation. A Dan measures proficiency in a martial […]

Accomplished actor and author Hill Harper is a man on a mission these days…and no, we’re not talking Covert Affairs. In his new book, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother, Harper takes on hyper-incarceration in this nation, while seeking to provide young brothers with the role models they need to navigate their journey through the system…as well […]

Earlier this week Roc Nation recording artist J. Cole released the video for his new single “Crooked Smile.”  This powerful video is based on the 2010 murder of Aiyana Jones, a 7-year-old girl killed during a police raid in Detroit. In the video J. Cole plays a loving father preparing for his daughter’s birthday party while being watched […]

Still think there’s nothing wrong with America’s War on Drugs? Think again. Drug offenses were the single most common cause of arrest in 2012, with most offenses involving mere possession. That’s over theft, murder, assault and any other violent crime that is clearly prevalent in this nation. According to Think Progress: Of the 12.2 million […]

The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech was, ideally, supposed to be met with the actualization of that dream. But MLK couldn’t imagine that the laws and social constructs that inspired his quest for equality could turn into another evil – the mass incarceration of black males. Both the […]

I have received so many calls asking me to further respond to Don Lemon after what he said about me this weekend.  And I would agree with him that that jail fashion has become the norm, for even people like Justin Bieber, i.e. saggy pants, but saggy pants don’t make the man, the prisons do. […]