At a time when conservatives are sweeping history aside, Sotomayor’s concurring opinion provides a framework for Congress to fix the gap in legislation which often affects Black and minority communities.
Today President Barack Obama put his pen where his values are and commuted the sentences of 22 incarcerated Americans, more than doubling the number of commutations he has issued since he’s been in office—all of them for non-violent drug offenses, directly addressing the crack versus cocaine sentencing disparities that has especially devastated the African American community. […]
Canada’s Vancouver Eastside, where drug dealing, prostitution, and homelessness reign supreme, is known as Vancouver’s “square mile of vice.” This area also houses the city’s sole residential black community, and 70 percent of its residents are aboriginal. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, the dumping ground for the city’s problems has now become part of a […]
WASHINGTON — A law passed by President Obama last year will now free close to 12,000 prisoners from across the country who were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences due to the possession of crack. The lengthy prison sentences, which were criticized by many Black politicians and Civil Rights activists, were struck down last year in […]
Police in Alabama arrested an 81-year-old woman they suspect of selling crack from her Prichard, Alabama home. Police say Ola Mae Robinson has a long history of drug dealing and has yet to learn her lesson. Robinson was also arrested this past June on possession and distribution charges. “Wish I was [selling crack], ’cause then I’d […]
ST. LOUIS — A Kindergartener brought a crack pipe and meth to class for show and tell in Sweet Springs, Missouri right outside of St. Louis. The teacher found out about the kindergartener’s plan before he had a chance to show the items to his class. Man Receives 15 Year Sentence For Unweighable Amount Of […]
NEW YORK — VH1 is exploring the connection between hip-hop and cocaine. The network will air “Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation” next month. It explores the development of crack cocaine in the urban community and features rappers Snoop Dogg, Cyprus Hill’s B-Real and Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and Raekwon. […]
WASHINGTON — One in every 20 federal prisoners could be eligible for early release under a potential sentencing change to be voted on Thursday for inmates convicted of crack cocaine offenses. Congress passed a law last year substantially lowering recommended sentences for people convicted of crack cocaine crimes, ranging from possession to trafficking. The idea […]
WASHINGTON — A year ago, a drug dealer caught with 50 grams of crack cocaine faced a mandatory 10 years in federal prison. Today, new rules cut that to as little as five years, and thousands of inmates not covered by the change are saying their sentences should be reduced, too. “Please make this situation […]
PENNSYLVANIA-Several bags of crack cocaine, sextoys and a large amount of cash was found at R&B day care center in Homewood, Pennsylvania. RELATED: Top 9 must see Black films WHEC reports: During the bust, agents found $6,000 worth of crack cocaine, several bags of sex toys and $4,000 cash inside the daycare. Read The Whole […]
BOSTON (AP)– After a 3-year-old Boston girl complained that her foot hurt, her preschool teacher took off her sneaker and found 17 small plastic bags containing crack cocaine. Police say teachers at the Walnut Grove preschool were adjusting the girl’s sneaker Monday when they found the individually wrapped bags of crack.
From BlackVoices.com: Instead of trying to live out her days being a pillar of her community, Ola Mae Agee, 87, opted to ‘enrich’ her environment by selling crack-cocaine. The octogenarian was busted last Thursday on video for trying to sell the illegal drugs to an undercover officer.
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