Fresh off the success of the Kalief Browder documentary, Jay Z and the Weinstein company are reportedly partnering up again to do an ambitious series of film and television projects about Trayvon Martin. According to Variety, the rap icon won the rights to two books about Martin, the unarmed black Florida teenager who was fatally […]
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His death is on our hands. It was fully and completely preventable. It happened on our watch. We are all responsible. End of story. It’s not a conservative or liberal thing. It’s not a Republican or Democrat thing. It’s a New York thing. It’s an American thing. And this morning, I’m asking all of you […]
rapper and business.man., Shawn “Jay Z” Carter dropped the harrowing and deeply disturbing trailer for Time: The Kalief Browder Story on Facebook, an six-part series on the life and troubling death of a young Bronx man who committed suicide after spending three traumatic years on Rikers Island, New York City’s most notorious jail.
Venida Browder, the 63-year-old the mother of the late Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after spending three horrific years being abused on Riker's Island, died of complications of a heart attack, or as her lawyer noted, "of a broken heart."
Forty-one-year-old Aitabdel Salem, a native of Algeria, spent five months on New York's Rikers Island because, uhm, officials failed to tell him that bail was set at $2.
Jamycheal Mitchell, who had a history of mental illness, was found dead in a Portsmouth, Virginia jail cell on August 19.
When 22-year-old Kalief Browder took his life, New York City heaved. Browder spent three years on Rikers Island, the infamous New York City jail where he…
When 22-year-old Kalief Browder took his life, New York City heaved. Browder spent three years on Rikers Island, the infamous jail where he suffered documented torture, including brutal attacks, constant confinement to a 6 foot by 8 foot cell and reported starvation. On June 7, the 22-year-old hung himself with an air conditioning cord in his mother’s house, gifting critics […]
Arrested at 17, Carlos Montero has been in Riker’s Island for 7 years without being convicted http://t.co/aMP8eaWNs0 via @dailykos — JoeInWV (@wvjoe911) June 16, 2015…
For the three years Kalief Browder sat in New York’s Rikers Island, he probably wondered what the difference would have been if his family could…
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