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Gavin Newsom explains why he put a stop to the death penalty in California

"There's no such thing as equal justice," the California governor said in an exclusive op-ed.

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Caroline Casey calls on business leaders to make disability rights a priority

The Irish-born disability rights activist, who is legally blind, calls on corporate executives to sign onto The Valuable 500 pledge.
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21 Savage launches financial literacy campaign for teenagers after release from ICE detention

21 Savage will offer monthly financial tips to teenagers and create a digital curriculum to teach them money basics.
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Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, SZA & more call for 21 Savage release in #21Ways video

Over a dozen celebrities, musicians and activists have joined together to call for rapper 21 Savage to be released from ICE custody.
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Black Lives Matter leads coalition to get 21 Savage released from ICE custody

The #Free21Savage Coalition is calling for ICE to stop the deportation of 21 Savage and demanding his immediate release.
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Tressie Shaffer: Does this mother deserve to be in prison?

Shaffer is serving 18 months in prison for "permitting child abuse" after her baby was allegedly shaken by the child's father while she was at work. Should she really be behind bars?

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The billionaires in Davos don’t take Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seriously. They should.

The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman and media sensation was one of the most talked about people in Davos, but she wasn't even there.
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Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, is considering run for president as independent

“I am seriously thinking of running for president,” Schultz said. “I will run as a centrist independent, outside of the two-party system.”

How an Iraqi refugee and a Trump supporter became unlikely friends — and changed each other’s minds

Maggie Anderson supported President Donald Trump and his stance on Muslim refugees — until she met an Iraqi refugee named Bnyad Sharif.

Mark Ruffalo: “This is another moment to stand for Standing Rock”

In an exclusive video op-ed for Mic, actor Mark Ruffalo speaks out against a newly enacted voter ID law in North Dakota.

Bernie Sanders on Amazon’s minimum wage: “It’s a huge victory for hundreds of thousands of workers”

Along with other progressive organizers, Sen. Bernie Sanders called out Amazon directly over the summer for its low pay and poor working conditions.

Kim Kardashian West and Van Jones discuss White House meeting on criminal justice reform

“I truly think it is a genuine commitment. But let’s say it’s not: It’s still helping a lot of people and getting people out,” Kardashian West said.

John Legend is funding formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs with his new initiative Unlocked Futures

Unlocked Futures is an accelerator program that aims to help formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs by providing funding for their ventures.
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Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland hit with two new criminal charges

Billy McFarland, the disgraced entrepreneur and Fyre Festival founder, will be charged on two additional criminal charges.
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President Donald Trump grants clemency to Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian West involvement

The 63-year-old great-grandmother will be released from federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama, where she has been serving a life sentence since 1996.
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Exclusive: Kim Kardashian West speaks out on meeting with Trump about Alice Johnson

“He really understood and I am very hopeful that this will turn out really positively," Kardashian West told Mic in an exclusive interview after the meeting.

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Kim Kardashian West on meeting Trump: “I am willing to do what it takes to fight for what’s right”

“I’ve been fighting very hard and am willing to do what it takes to fight for what’s right,” Kardashian West told Mic in advance of the meeting.
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Howard Schultz explains why Starbucks stores closed for racial bias training

“As business leaders or corporations, we’re living in a time that I think demands more responsibility from us than just writing a check or issuing a press release.”
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Howard Schultz: “Discrimination and bias should not be part of the American story”

Starbucks' executive chairman opens up about the company's day of training and his hopes for the future of race in America.

Exclusive: Kim Kardashian West on Alice Johnson: “I’ll do whatever it takes to get her out”

“I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out,” Kardashian West said.