death penalty

Pope Francis tackled issues of racial and social injustice, and abolishment of the death penalty, among other things.

If last week wasn’t big enough with historic rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court made two more major announcements on Monday. One…

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three (including an 8-year-old boy) and injured over 250 people.…

On Friday, Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of prison a free man after spending 30 years on death row for a crime he did not…

On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case brought by 3 men on Oklahoma’s death row. They don’t want to die by…

Monday on “NewsOne Now,” guest host TJ Holmes and the panel debated the death penalty on the heels of the botched Oklahoma execution. Be sure…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers approved a measure abolishing the death penalty on Friday, and the bill is expected to be signed by the Democratic…

One of the nation’s oldest civil rights groups is optimistic that Maryland is a step closer to repealing the death penalty, after the Senate voted…

Before Troy Davis became known to the country and later the world, Mumia Abu-Jamal gained international support after  he was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, and sentenced to death. Abu-Jamal was called the “world’s best-known death row inmate.” 1. MEANING BEHIND THE NAME Abu-Jamal was born Wesley Cook. He […]

On June 16th, 1944, the United States put to rest the youngest person ever to be subjected to the death penalty. George Junius Stinney Jr. was only 14 when he was arrested and charged for allegedly murdering an 8 and an 11-year -old duo of white girls with a large railroad spike. The sheriff at […]