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Jay Z Joining A Group Seeking Alternative To Incarceration

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The American justice system is broken with over 2 million citizens in prison and over 4 million on parole. What does that mean, by those numbers the America has over 5% of the inmate population of the world.  There are activist groups that are fighting every day to help make a positive change. Jay Z has joined the new group behind the Promise app to do just that.

The app-based program Promise looks to combat these problems by to creating “a cost-effective and more humane alternative to incarceration.” Jay Z’s Roc Nation has been announced as an investor.​

“Promise will help government agencies support those who would otherwise be in custody or who are on some form of community supervision-namely probation or parole,” the program wrote in its press release.

“We are increasingly alarmed by the injustice in our criminal justice system,” Jay Z said in a statement. “Money, time and lives are wasted with the current policies. It’s time for an innovative and progressive technology that offers sustainable solutions to tough problems. Promise’s team, led by Phaedra, is building an app that can help provide ‘liberty and justice for all’ to millions.”

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Canada Legalizes Weed With Historic Vote

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Canada becomes the second in the world to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Marijuana possession was officially outlawed in Canada during the 1920s. On Tuesday night, the Senate voted 52-29 to pass Bill C-45, also commonly known as the Cannabis Act. The measure was previously approved by the House of Commons, and now awaits Royal Assent for the final step in Canada’s legislative process.

According to NPR, the bill will allow anyone over the age of 18 to possess no more than 30 grams of marijuana. It also allows adults to sell cannabis as well as grow up to four plants in their home.

Authors of the bill pointed to several benefits of legalization, including economic stimulation and protecting the youth from criminal operations.

The biggest win is the decriminalization of fewer than 30 grams. No longer will citizens face lengthy jail terms from 3 months to 5 years in prison and have to deal with the parole system.

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Jay-Z Is Puma’s New Creative Director Of Basketball

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Jay-Z has had many roles in his career. After surprising fans with a joint album with his wife Beyonce, Hov was announced as the Creative Director for Puma.

“We’ve been working with Roc Nation for quite some time. They’ve been great partners to us for several years. We’ve done many different deals with many different ambassadors,” Adam Petrick, Puma’s global director of brand and marketing, told Complex. When Puma approached him about this opportunity, JAY-Z felt it “was something he wanted to be a part of,” according to Petrick.

Hov will have a hand in the players selected to join Puma’s basketball division, as well as assist in the art design and overall concept and direction of the brand.

The global shoe and sportswear company has announced the signings of top draft prospects DeAndre Ayton (Arizona), Marvin Bagley III (Duke), and Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech). Ayton is considered the unanimous favorite to go No. 1 to the Phoenix Suns in Thursday’s draft, while Bagley and Smith are also expected to go in the lottery.

“What’s important to him on a day like today is that it’s clear we’re making a serious push with players like Bagley and Ayton and Smith. We’re making a serious statement about the entry of the category, that we want to be a performance brand, but then also very culturally focused. It’s clear that we’re looking at basketball through the lens of culture, and thinking about the fashion of basketball, the music of basketball, all the aspects of culture around basketball as much as the on court presence that we will have,” Petrick added.

 

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Lebron James Is Not Surprised With Donald Trump Uninvited The Eagles To The White House

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The Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to visit this White House, but yet again President Trump decided to revoke the invitation on Monday.

Since the entire team wouldn’t attend because of their stance against President’s policies and views on the anthem, pulled another dick move. Trump used is as another political diversion questioning the patriotism of the players.

 

On Tuesday, LeBron James at his press conference ahead of Game 3 on Wednesday night. James, who has never been afraid to criticize Trump, responded that it was “typical of him” and noted that he wouldn’t have that problem with whoever wins the NBA Finals because they won’t want the invite.

Steph Curry cosigned with James’ sentiment.

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