The new laws reduce adult felony probation from five to three years, prevent endless extensions on misdemeanor and felony probation terms, limit jail sanctions for technical probation violations, and require parole supervision terms to be tailored to a person’s individualized risks and needs.
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Meek Mill has become an activist for criminal justice reform after he returned to prison in 2017 for violations he blamed on his erratic travel schedule.
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“The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I’m ecstatic that justice prevailed,” Williams said in a statement. “Unfortunately, millions of people are dealing with similar issues in our country and don’t have the resources to fight back like I did. We need to continue supporting them.”
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“Of course I had offers to do a lot of business with other people, but the relationship we’ve built from (Roc Nation) believing in me through my whole career, through my ups and downs and the morals they showed to me and my team when it wasn’t in their best interest to have showed it — I feel comfortable going through this right here at home,” Mill said. “We’re ready to work. We’re just starting the beginning of a new chapter, a new page.”
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Prosecutors under District Attorney Larry Krasner have filed a motion supporting his bid to toss the conviction and be retried under a new judge.
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Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after Brinkley sentenced him to 2 to 4 years in prison for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case in November 2017.
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Hip Hop powerhouse, Jay-Z held an inaugural gala to support his Shawn Carter Foundation. The event raised millions and brought celebrities together to support the cause.
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Meek Mill is auctioning his 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom to feed hungry families during Covid-19 pandemic. Bidding starts at $200,000.
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The award show will feature a tribute with artist including gospel singer Kirk Franklin, John Legend, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, YG and DJ Khaled, several of which appear on Hussle’s nominated songs.
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Which artist do you stream the most?
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“As I tried to get (the lyrics) out, I couldn’t get them out,” Trey Songz said. “My voice would break, or tears would fall.”
So he went into the Los Angeles streets to protest in solidarity alongside thousands grieving Floyd’s death and demanding reforms to policing in America.
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“Dear Philadelphia. We Love You…. You’re Welcome.”
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“It was a pleasant surprise,” Legend said. “I never bank on things like that happening. With Christmas albums, sometimes they’re treated more like novelty albums or not kind of considered in the main body of people’s career and their work, but I put a lot of love into that Christmas album and worked with some of the best musicians in the world.”
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Dugan, who took the helm of the academy in August, alleges unlawful gender discrimination, sexual harassment, unlawful retaliation and unequal pay.
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A list of nominees in the top categories at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, announced Wednesday by The Recording Academy.
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The 2019 BET Soul Train Awards performances and winners were aired last Saturday, and featured an array of artists from Chris Brown to Kirk Franklin.
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The 2019 American Music Awards are exactly one month away. Voting is open for all categories on Google by searching “AMA vote.” Voting closes November 20 and the show will air live from Los Angeles on November 24 at 8 pm on ABC.
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that eligible fans must be active area college students who follow Future’s FreeWishes Foundation on Instagram and submit an essay on how the scholarship would “be a dream come true.” The website says the Atlanta rapper and his family launched the nonprofit to deliver messages of hope by “making dreams come alive.”
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The movie will be directed by Jeymes Samuel, who worked with Jay on The Great Gatsby soundtrack under the pseudonym The Bullits.
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“Mommy, I love you and I want to thank you for your love and understanding,” Blige said as her mom teared up in the audience.
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“They take the time for it not knowing, not having any lawyers, not even being in the right state of mind to even fight the case or even have enough money to get a lawyer to fight the case,” he said.
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