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Meek Mill is “ecstatic” after his 2008 drug conviction was overturned. The 32-year-old rapper has been granted a new trial after an appeals court in Pennsylvania overruled the verdict from 11 years ago and also overturned the trial judge’s 2017 finding that Mill had violated the terms of his parole, which had caused the “Save…

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Meek Mill is being honored by his hometown for his work on criminal justice reform. The 31-year-old rapper’s native Philadelphia declared March 15-17, 2019, “Meek Mill Weekend” in recognition of his contributions to hip-hop and bringing national attention to justice reform ahead of his two shows in the city on Friday, March 15, and Saturday,…

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Jay–Z has thrown his support behind a campaign to reform an important system in the United States. The 49-year-old rap star — who is married to singer Beyoncé — has joined forces with Meek Mill, as well as sports and business leaders, to overhaul the current approach to criminal justice in the U.S. The Reform Alliance’s…

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Rap star Meek Mill has long since graduated from being a regular hip-hop artist. His moves, music and words have a lasting impact on popular culture, and he’s become fully cognizant of his growing influence beyond the studio and away from the stage. The Maybach Music artist, who considers himself a victim of America’s pernicious…

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“I felt a great disturbance in the Force as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.” Perhaps Michelle Alexander, the highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, author, advocate, and legal scholar knows the feeling expressed by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope.…

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President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 federal inmates Wednesday as a part of his ongoing effort to grant clemency to those harshly sentenced during the war on drugs era. Obama wrote a letter to the inmates, one-third of whom were serving life sentences, according to The Washington Post. “The power to grant pardons…

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