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From Social Media To YouTube, Prodigy Was Always Ahead Of His Time

VIBE's Mikey Fresh had an eye-opening talk with Prodigy right before he turned himself into prison.

News

Two San Quentin Prisoners Amplify Their Voices With “Ear Hustle” Podcast

For Antwan Williams and Earlonne Woods, their incarceration serves as an outlet to not only amplify their voices but the voices of their fellow inmates…

Music

Prison Rap Videos Serve More Purpose Than Just Entertainment

Prisoners with smartphone access is nothing new, but the game has changed.

Features

Everyday Struggle: 9 Songs That Showcase The Notorious B.I.G’s Strength & Vulnerability As A Black Man

On the 20th anniversary of Biggie's death, we take a deeper look at his lyrics.

Music News

Taxstone Denied Bond After Witness Comes Forward

The New York podcast host remains behind bar despite reports.

News

Woman Receives 30 Months In Prison After Making $1 Million By Returning Fake Designer Bags

One woman's need for the finer things in life has landed her in prison.

News

Judge Exonerates Man Who Spent 12 Years On Death Row For Wrongful Conviction

After spending nearly 18 years in prison -- 11 of those on death row -- Nathson Fields can finally start with a clean slate.

News

Tennessee Man Gets $75 After Spending 31 Years In Prison On A Wrongful Conviction

“I don’t have no life, all my life was taken away.”

News

Woman Goes Into Labor In Jail, Loses Baby After Guard Ignored Need For Medical Help

Shade Swayzer was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when she delivered her baby in a Milwaukee County Jail cell.

Viva

Behind The Fashion Industry’s Cultural Appropriation Of Face Tattoos

What does the industry's appropriation of hood aesthetics mean for people of color?

News

Gucci Mane Sounds Ready To Officially Take Over The Rap Game

Guwop sat down with Funkflex at HOT97 for an eye-opening interview.

Viva

Why Are Black and Latinx Queer Youth More Likely To Be Criminalized?

Twenty percent of kids in juvenile justice system identify as queer.

Politics

The Justice Department Ends Its Use Of Private Prisons, But Will Justice Be Served?

Only 8 percent of prisons in the US are private.

Viva

Who Is Oscar López Rivera? Puerto Ricans Demand Release Of Political Prisoner

Boricuas call for the release of one of the longest held prisoners in the history of the world at the DNC.
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