Tennessee Governor Grants Full Clemency To Cyntoia Brown


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Tennessee governor Bill Haslam has granted full clemency to Cyntoia Brown.

Brown, 30, was sentenced to life in prison for killing Johnny Miller Allen, a 43-year-old man, who planned to statutorily rape her when she was 16 years old.

After running away from home, Brown got involved with a man who forced her into the sex trafficking industry. She agreed to “have sex” with Allen for $150 and he took her back to his home.

During her trial she testified that she killed Allen because she believed he intended in killing her. But forsenic evidence found Allen was sleep when Brown shot him in the back of the head.

She was tried as an adult and found guilty of murder. Brown was sentenced to 51 years to life in prison. Recently a judge upheld the decision stating that Brown would not be eligible for parole until she’d served at least 51 years in prison.

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Tyler Perry the Activist? Why He's Offering $200,000 in the Case of 2 Missing Florida Men

Tyler Perry on  goodmorningamerica.com
Tyler Perry is a well-known writer, director, filmmaker, and actor. However, we're just getting to know Tyler Perry the activist. Find out why he's seeking justice in this cold case of two Florida men who disappeared a decade ago.

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Black Women Run the Entire Justice System in this Georgia Town. And it Just Gets Better.

These women hold the reins of power in the municipal criminal justice system of South Fulton, Georgia. Foreground, from left, LaDawn Jones, Lakesiya Cofield, Viveca Famber Powell, interim Police Chief Sheila Rogers. Background, from left, clerk Kerry Stephens, Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers, clerk Ramona Howard, clerk Tiffany Kinslow
By Doug Criss

When LaDawn "LBJ" Jones walked into a meeting at work a couple of months ago, she was hit with a serious case of "black girl magic."

Jones, the city solicitor in South Fulton, Georgia, was meeting for the first time with the city's municipal court staff. As she entered the room, she realized she was looking at something she'd never before seen in her legal career. Everyone in the room looked like her.

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Tell It Tuesday: For Those Who Feel Like There's No Justice, Remember This

Tupac Shakur
By Ta-ning Connai

June 16 was Tupac Shakur’s birthday. And if he was still alive today, he would have been 47 years old. Often hailed as the greatest rapper of all time, he was Passion Manifested! Whether spitting prose like a modern Gil Scott-Heron, making gangsterish threats to a dope beat or dropping knowledge like the late Malcolm X...when he spoke, the brother made time stand still. And even while performing on the silver screen, he made the fictitious seem soooooo real. Like when Bishop killed poor Raheem and then went after Q in Juice...chiiiiile, I was so scurred, I wanted to jump off that ledge myself! The rapper turned actor deserved an Oscar for that piece and there was more great work to come.

Sadly, the thug life Tupac portrayed so well didn't end when the director said, “Cut!” The same passion that fueled his gifts fueled his anger too, ‘til one day he reached the point of no return.

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5 Mins. With the Mom Who Pulled Up on a Kid Who Called Her N*gger in Viral Video


Ayo Henry & young white supremacist 
By Kira Sparkles

While scrolling through Facebook one night, I found a video of the woman that I wish I was in the face of adversity. Meet Ayo Henry of Rhode Island. Mother of four. Derby Girl. Badass. She charged unapologetically forward ready to mom the hell out of a kid who called her n*gger. Lucky for me, we're part of a mutual interest group on Facebook so I was able to snag Ayo to ask her all about the infamous video that has trended on World Star, Raw Story, TheRoot, and even D.L. Hughley gave it some love! This is what she had to say about the incident...

#SayHerName: Why Kenneka Jenkins Deserves the Same Attention as Natalee Holloway

 
Natalee Holloway - Kenneka Jenkins
Last week, I stumbled upon an episode of 'The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway.' It was part of a new, six-part documentary that follows David Holloway as he searches for new developments in the disappearance and murder of his daughter, who took a trip to Aruba upon her high school graduation. It’s also a 12-year-old case with a vested community that equally seeks answers and justice for Holloway’s demise.

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