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Kim Kardashian West joins forces with singer Monica in fight to free rapper C-Murder – CNN

(CNN)As part of her ongoing campaign to tackle America’s mass-incarceration problem, Kim Kardashian West is now fighting for the release of New Orleans rapper C-Murder.

The rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, is the brother of rap superstar Master P. In 2002, a fan of Miller’s was fatally shot in New Orleans, according to CNN affiliate WDSU-TV. Miller was convicted of the killing in 2009. Since the shooting, Miller has maintained his innocence.
“The jury convicted Corey 10-2 and he was sentenced him to life in prison. If his trial was today, the jury would have had to be unanimous for him to be convicted,” Kardashian West said in a series of tweets Sunday.
“Since his trial, witnesses have recanted, new evidence of his potential innocence has come to light, and there are claims of jurors being pressured into voting to convict.”
The two witnesses both said in 2018 Miller wasn’t the shooter and that they felt pressured to lie under oath, WDSU reported.
“True justice for the young man requires that the person who actually killed him be held responsible and that Corey Miller be returned home to his kids,” Kardashian West tweeted.
She said she is teaming up with singer Monica, who was dating Miller at the time, to fight for the rapper’s release.
“Corey deserves to come home to his girls and be the father they need, be the artist & leader he’s always been as well as spread hope to those who have also experienced this,” Monica said in an Instagram post.
Kardashian West has been fighting for criminal justice reform. She made headlines in 2018 when Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender who’d been serving a life sentence since 1996, was freed from prison after President Donald Trump commuted her sentence. Her freedom came just days after Kardashian West pleaded Johnson’s case to Trump.
Since then, Kardashian West has been committed to prison reform. She even started studying to become a lawyer last year and has helped commute the life sentences of more than a dozen first-time nonviolent drug offenders.
In April, the documentary “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project” aired on Oxygen showing the work behind her criminal justice reform initiative.

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CVS joins Walmart in keeping multicultural beauty products out of locked cabinets – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: A logo of CVS Health is displayed on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

(Reuters) – Drugstore chain CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) joined Walmart Inc (WMT.N) in announcing it will stop keeping beauty and personal care products designed for people of color in locked display cases, after the practice drew criticism online.

In the wake of nationwide protests in the U.S. against police brutality and racial inequality following the death of African American George Floyd last month, several companies have issued statements in support of the black community and set up funds to fight systematic racism.

The change in policy at both companies comes after a Walmart customer complained the practice of locking up items that cater to people of color was discriminatory.

“We have a firm-nondiscrimination policy that applies to all aspects of our business and our product protection measures have never been based on the race or ethnicity of our customers,” CVS said in an emailed statement on Friday.

The drugstore chain said it had expanded its selection of products in its textured hair and color cosmetics categories by 35% over the past year to add new brands that appeal to communities of color.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) also said it is currently ensuring multicultural hair care and beauty products are not stored behind locked cases, which has been the case at a limited number of its stores.

Reporting by Saumya Sibi Joseph, Aishwarya Nair and Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri and Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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