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Black News Channel’s Kelly Wright Interviews President Trump
August 27, 2020
It not only marked Trump’s first time on the network but also his initial interview with any African American-owned media. The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of 230 Black-owned newspapers and media companies that comprise the Black Press of America, has repeatedly requested interviews with the president throughout his nearly four years in office. ... read more »
Sentinel Exclusive: Governor ‘Reimagines Policing’ with Criminal Justice and Policing Reforms
June 11, 2020
Erasing all doubt about actions needed following the killing of George Floyd, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his unequivocal support for criminal justice and policing reform on June 5. According to Newsom, his staff will work towards developing a statewide standard for policing peaceful protests and ending the carotid hold, the major factor leading to Floyd’s death on May 25. ... read more »
Requiem for a Warrior, Lawrence “Larry” Aubry – A Champion of the People
May 21, 2020
On May 16, 2020, Larry Aubry passed away, and left a legacy that few can equal, but to which many should aspire. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in the time of southern segregation and came to Los Angeles at an early age, attending Jefferson High School. ... read more »
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Trump Pardoned His Cellmate but Rufus Rochell Remains in Federal Prison
February 20, 2020
It's not a rags-to-riches Philadelphia-to-California story, like that of Will Smith's fictional television character. Rufus Rochell's story is the real-life account of how the crack epidemic of the 1980s is inextricably linked to today's cry for criminal justice reform. It's also the story of how the rich and powerful receive special privileges, while the poor and powerless can only dare to dream. ... read more »
Sen. Harris Invites Elder Joe Paul to President’s State of the Union Address
February 3, 2020
“Very excited” was the response of Elder Joseph Paul, Jr., upon learning that U.S. Senator Kamala Harris invited him to be her guest at President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, ... read more »
Black News Channel Network Delayed Until February 10
January 2, 2020
The historic launch of the BNC will fulfill the business dream and vision of J.C. Watts, Jr., a nationally known entrepreneur and former U.S. Congressman, representing Oklahoma’s Fourth District. ... read more »
INTERVIEW: Protecting Democracy – An Interview with Sen. Nina Turner
November 22, 2019
“A Bernie Sanders presidency means an America where folks don’t die because they’ve got to rotate out their insulin to make sure it lasts. We are looking for an America where hospitals are not closing but are expanding services to vulnerable communities. We want a healthcare system that is not commodified. That’s it and that’s all.” — Senator Nina Turner ... read more »
Trump Delivers 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum Keynote at HBCU Benedict College
November 1, 2019
Hosted by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, a nonprofit founded by a bipartisan group of African American leaders from across the country who advocate for criminal justice reform, the event includes a host of Democratic presidential hopefuls, local officials, and other stakeholders. ... read more »
Man Exonerated in 1998 California Murder Case Files Lawsuit
October 2, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering his lover filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing Southern California sheriff’s investigators of manufacturing a case against him. ... read more »
CBCF Embraces the Black Press
September 26, 2019
"Our Annual Legislative Conference is a gathering to develop solutions to the challenges facing black communities around the world through issues forums, brain trusts, a town hall meeting, networking sessions, and more," said Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.). ... read more »
How Kamala Harris Plans to fix the criminal justice system
September 12, 2019
Criminal justice reform remains a pressing concern for American citizens regardless of political affiliations. A recent study conducted by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of Justice Action Network, found that support for reform spans all sides of the political spectrum—with 68 percent of Republicans, 78 percent of Independents and 80 percent of Democrats supporting criminal justice system reform. With an issue so urgent to the nation, 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are being called upon to explain how they will fix the system in which more than 2.3 million people are incarcerated and where African-American citizens are disproportionately and excessively imprisoned and criminalized. Democratic candidate Kamala Harris is speaking out with a solution to overhaul the severely flawed institution if she becomes president. ... read more »
Now free from legal limbo, Meek Mill eyes prison reform
August 29, 2019
The negotiated plea comes after an appeals court threw out his conviction last month over doubts about the arresting officer’s credibility. ... read more »
The Storied History of the NAACP
July 25, 2019
The NAACP plans to highlight 110 years of civil rights history, and the current fight for voting rights, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity and education quality during its 110th national convention now happening in Detroit. ... read more »
Kim Kardashian West Isn’t the Only Celebrity Speaking Out for Prison Reform
May 25, 2019
Nipsey Hussle and Meek Mill (courtesy photo) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West isn’t the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It’s a topic that was also very important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, ... read more »
Attorneys for Unarmed Black Gay Homeless Youth Fatally Shot in Walgreens by Armed Security Guard Announce Lawsuit
May 22, 2019
Courtesy Photo During a Tuesday morning press conference in Los Angeles, attorneys representing the family of Jonathan Hart announced a wrongful death civil rights lawsuit had been filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Walgreens, ... read more »
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