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U.S. Mandatory Sentence Laws A mandatory sentence is a court decision where people convicted of certain crimes must be punished with at least a minimum number of years in prison. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of laws imposing disproportionate mandatory sentences of life without parole for simple possession of drugs. Concerning […]
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Celebrating the Life of Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey was born Aug. 17, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. Garvey was the youngest of 11 children. In 1903, at 16, he went to Kingston to work as a printer. He soon became a catalyst to the formation of the Printers Union, the first trade union in […]
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Married: 1948 – Feb. 4, 2005 (his death) Duration: 57 years How They Met: The famous actors met while co-starring in the 1946 Broadway play Jeb. Barack and Michelle Obama Married: 1992 – Present Duration: 21 years How They Met: According to The Washington Post, the future president and first lady […]
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Prince Legendary musician Prince struggled with epilepsy during his childhood, and had seizures often. The singer talked about it for the first time in 2009 with PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley. “I used to have seizures when I was young,” he said. “My mother and father didn’t know what to do or how to handle […]
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