clemency

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt granted clemency to Julius Jones Thursday right before his scheduled execution following a recommendation from the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.

Despite a series of 11th hour attempts and delays, Brandon Bernard was executed by lethal injection on Dec. 10 after his request for a stay was denied by the Supreme Court.

Out of the 13 death row inmates put to death or scheduled for execution from July 2020 until Trump's departure, six are Black.

Chinonye Chukwu is the first Black woman to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for her U.S. Dramatic entry.

She was only 16 when she was charged with murder.

She was a survivor of sexual assault and is being criminalized.

She was only 16 years old when she was tried as an adult.

In his final day in the White House, President Barack Obama commutated sentences for 330 drug prisoners. The outgoing president has now issued 1,715 commutations.

With President Obama's tenure winding down, many are wondering whether he will use his constitutional powers to grant federal clemencies before he leaves office.

President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 79 inmates on Tuesday, upholding his pledge to release non-violent and low-level, drug offenders, The Hill reports.

President Obama is being urged to make good on his promise to grant clemency to thousands of non-violent drug offenders serving life sentences in prison.

Williams is set on claiming her 23rd title in a major tournament, and looks to accomplish a record setting seventh U.S. Open title