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Saturday, August 6, 2016

CHRIS BROWN'S PLEA TO FANS TO HELP REVIVE HIS CAREER

Former prince of pop Chris Brown, who has been vying for a way to revitalize his career following his 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, has resorted to desperate measures to stage his comeback.

The 20-year-old singer-dancer, who entered a guilty plea to felony assault and is on probation for five years, recorded an audio message Wednesday on Say Now asking his fans to "bring [him] back." A humbled Brown said he needs his fans' help. "Some radio stations aren't playing my records," he said. "They're not being that supportive and I wouldn't expect them to. But it's on the fans...It's in your power to bring me back."

Brown said he is doing everything he can do. He refers to himself as a "better person" and said he is doing his music for the love, but added that his career is in jeopardy.

"It won't be possible for me to be an artist if I don't have support from people who give me an artist outlet," Brown said. "I can't be an underground mixtape artist."

Brown sounds stressed out. After releasing two previously successful albums, it has got to be tough experiencing such a decline in support for his current album, "Graffiti."

I know it's been a year since the incident, he has accepted his sentence, and was previously praised by the judge for following through with his community service, but he needs to relax. It is going to take some time for him to repair his reputation. He needs to be patient. He just re-emerged on Twitter at @ChrisBrown and is keeping it positive so far. He Tweeted about reading to 3rd grade students at a school in Harlem. This feels like a better plan. Releasing a new album just eight months after the altercation was just too soon.



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AND THEY ARE OFF!: Obamas start their summer vacation today

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The Obamas left Joint Base Andrews ahead of schedule today for their annual summer vacation to Martha's Vineyard where they will stay until August 21. Joined by their daughters and their dogs, Valerie Jarrett and Chynna Clayton, the Obamas will take residence in the 7 bedroom rental house they chose last year during their 16-day, seventh trip there.

Air Force One lifted off at 1:03 P.M. headed to Cape Cod for the family's final summer vacation before Obama leaves office in January 2017.

Malia wore a white sun dress, Sasha wore a white skirt with a striped shirt. FLOTUS wore a blue dress with red piping(apparently ready to relax her hair was pulled up in a ponytail.) POTUS wore slacks and a button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up. also boarded Marine One.

As the POTUS takes a break, he leaves behind the unfinished business of the Iran Nuclear deal and several high profile police shootings.
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Friday, August 5, 2016

PHOTOS: Muslim Americans among protesters at Trump rally in Virginia

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ASHBURN, VA -- Donald Trump was greeted by sidewalks filled with protesters when he arrived to at Briarwood High School in Ashburn, VA on Tuesday, Muslim Americans among them. Trump's latest controversy the GOP nominee aftermath of Trump insulting  Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim American officer killed in combat in 2004. Mr.Khan spoke about his love for America and his family's sacrifice at the DNC Convention with his wife by his side.  Trump noted how Mrs.Khan was silent and said he has made sacrifices too,although he never served in the military.

Inside the rally Trump stirred up more controversy when kicking a crying baby out of the rally and accepting a Purple Heart from a retired Lt. Col.saying he'd always wanted one and the war hero made it easy for him lacked understanding and respect for the sacrifice that goes along with the honor.

Days earlier Arizona Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war denounced Trump over insulting the Khans and many conservatives have followed suit.

The highly affluent Ashburn area is a swing county in the swing state of Virginia.  Trump said he will be making several more trips back to the must win area.









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ETHAN KENT Releases All New Single "GET THE GLORY" Birthed From Tragedy To Inspire Victory

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Multi-gifted musician Ethan Kent stepped into Christian music with a captivating debut release in 2014.  His Billboard Charting freshman albumWORK IN PROGRESS introduced his artistically edgy and soulfully ardent style.  WORK IN PROGRESS also delivered three Billboard BDS Top 30 radio charting hits - “My Hope Is In Glory”, worship ballad “Bring Us To Our Knees” and his pulsating ode to the power of faith “The Name Of The Lord”.    Two years after the success of WORK IN PROGRESS, tremendous growth in the industry, elevation in music ministry leadership and experiencing many exciting and heart breaking life events, the Dallas based artist is now preparing for a new album and is releasing a single “GET THE GLORY”.
“Get The Glory” was birthed out of Ethan’s necessity to steadfastly navigate through major life transitions.  Over the last year, Ethan and wife Audrey became parents with their first child Melody, and he was promoted to Worship Production Director for Calvary Church of Irving under the leadership of Pastors Ben and Kim Dailey.  Ethan serves as an associate worship pastor, leading worship regularly, writing and producing original multicultural worship music. (“Be Free”, “Greater Things”, “Won’t Let Go”, “Limitless Love” are a few original songs Calvary Worship has recently released.)
The most impactful contribution to the development of “Get The Glory” for Ethan was the unexpected tragic death of his 19-year-old brother-in-law. “The bittersweet moments of transition and the pain and tears from this tragedy has served as ink to pen songs of worship and reflection,” Ethan transparently shares. “I believe this will connect heart to heart and help shine light in this dark world governed by hate and fear.”  
“Get The Glory” features a guest appearance by contemporary worship artist Bre Botello and is available now on all digital music outlets.  Ethan has also released the companion music video for "Get The Glory" on Youtube
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RCA INSPIRATION NAMES PHIL THORNTON AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER

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Nashville, TN (August 5, 2016) – RCA Inspiration announced today that Phil Thornton has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager.  Mr. Thornton, a veteran entertainment executive, will drive the day-to-day initiatives, manage business operations, and establish external partnerships for the label.  He will report to Terry Hemmings, President and CEO of Provident Music Group, and will be based in Nashville. 

“Phil Thornton is a demonstrated leader and visionary with an infectious passion for Gospel music and breaking artists,” said Terry Hemmings. “We are thrilled to have him leading the RCA Inspiration team with its renewed focus on the future while continuing to honor the imprint’s rich decades-long heritage.”

Thornton most recently served as VP and General Manager of Urban Inspirational at eOne Music, where he oversaw Gospel, Christian, and R&B artists.  In 2007, he formed Ten2One Entertainment, a multimedia television production, and artist management conglomerate.  Overseeing the artist management side of the company, Thornton has guided the careers of Faith Evans, Michelle Williams, Kenny Lattimore, and Mack Wilds.  He served as executive producer of TV One’s hit show “R&B Divas Atlanta,” as well as its wildly popular spin-off “R&B Divas L.A.”  Thornton also serves as executive producer on the hit show “It’s a Mann’s World,” which airs on BET and stars David and Tamela Mann.

I am excited to join RCA Inspiration, and work with its exceptional roster of artists,” said Phil Thornton. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented shift in consumer music consumption and media habits and I am honored to join RCAI at a time where we are well poised to redefine and expand inspirational music experiences. Thank you to Provident Music Group President/CEO Terry Hemmings for this opportunity and endless gratitude to God for His amazing blessings and continued guidance on this new journey." 

Thornton was named one of 48 industry leaders chosen from across the country to participate in Leadership Music’s 27th class, in Nashville.  He also sits on several boards including the Recording Academy’s Nashville Chapter, the Gospel Music Association, and the board for the new National Museum of African American Music.

He is a philanthropist heavily involved with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Hope for Harvest, a Charlotte-based not-for-profit organization that provides clothing, school supplies, and necessities for underprivileged children.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

President Obama discusses 'What Feminist Looks Like' in essay

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There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across the country. Holding an office where you get to make a difference in the life of our nation. Air Force One.
But perhaps the greatest unexpected gift of this job has been living above the store. For many years my life was consumed by long commutes­—from my home in Chicago to Springfield, Illinois, as a state senator, and then to Washington, D.C., as a United States senator. It’s often meant I had to work even harder to be the kind of husband and father I want to be.
But for the past seven and a half years, that commute has been reduced to 45 seconds—the time it takes to walk from my living room to the Oval Office. As a result, I’ve been able to spend a lot more time watching my daughters grow up into smart, funny, kind, wonderful young women.
That isn’t always easy, either—watching them prepare to leave the nest. But one thing that makes me optimistic for them is that this is an extraordinary time to be a woman. The progress we’ve made in the past 100 years, 50 years, and, yes, even the past eight years has made life significantly better for my daughters than it was for my grandmothers. And I say that not just as President but also as a feminist.
In my lifetime we’ve gone from a job market that basically confined women to a handful of often poorly paid positions to a moment when women not only make up roughly half the workforce but are leading in every sector, from sports to space, from Hollywood to the Supreme Court. I’ve witnessed how women have won the freedom to make your own choices about how you’ll live your lives—about your bodies, your educations, your careers, your finances. Gone are the days when you needed a husband to get a credit card. In fact, more women than ever, married or single, are financially independent.

So we shouldn’t downplay how far we’ve come. That would do a disservice to all those who spent their lives fighting for justice. At the same time, there’s still a lot of work we need to do to improve the prospects of women and girls here and around the world. And while I’ll keep working on good policies—from equal pay for equal work to protecting reproductive rights—there are some changes that have nothing to do with passing new laws.
In fact, the most important change may be the toughest of all—and that’s changing ourselves.


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Melonie Daniels Walker Pays Tribute To Daryl Coley In New Single

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(Brooklyn,  New York) --  Melonie Daniels Walker celebrates the legacy of the Edwin and Walter Hawkins Music and Arts Love Fellowship Conference with the release of a Reverend Daryl Coley classic, "I Need Your Spirit ".  Walker officially debuted the single during the annual conference that celebrated its 35th year anniversary in the Gospel Music capital of the world, Chicago Illinois during the month of June.

Melonie Daniels Walker has spent some 2 decades in the industry serving as an in demand background vocalist, vocal arranger and director, vocal coach, singer/songwriter, actress, worship leader and workshop clinician.  Her artistic credentials include work with some of music's finest including Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Wynton Marsalis, Kim Burrell, Michael Bolton, Donald Lawrence, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton and others in addition to unforgettable performances with the GMWA Mass Choir, the GMWA Women of Worship, Olanda Draper and the Associates, Damien Sneed and the Levites and JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise.  Her travels across the country and abroad have brought her gifts and abilities to the forefront of  churches, conferences and concert venues around the globe, embracing people from all walks of life. In addition to the aforementioned, Daniels finds great joy through worship as a lead servant in the Music and Fine Arts ministry at New York's Greater Allen AME Cathedral.

The mesmerizing multi octave singer places this description on the single, "I Need Your Spirit was so ideal in that it expresses a reinforced truth that without God, we are nothing.  The Bible expresses it clearly when it says in Him we live, move and have our being.  The song also gives a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Reverend Daryl Coley, who was by far one of the greatest singers and God sent musical gifts to mankind as well as to honor the wonderful music that we have been recipients of over the past 35 years through the Edwin and Walter Hawkins music conference.  I am just blessed to have been an active part of this great assembly of talented singers and musicians."

Radio programmers are adding the single this week as Walker makes scheduled appearances across the east coast and mid west areas throughout the remainder of the summer and fall.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Obama grants commutations to over 200 more prisoners

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President Obama Grants Commutations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the President made grants of commutation of sentences to the following 214 individuals:

·         Timothy Adams – Hartsville, SC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine base (crack); Middle District of North Carolina
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 2, 1995)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

·         Asher Adkins – Columbia City, IN
Offense: Distribution of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting (two counts); distribution of methamphetamine (three counts); use or carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime (two counts); distribution of more than 100 grams of methamphetamine (two counts); Northern District of Indiana
Sentence: 624 months’ imprisonment; five years' supervised release (January 3, 2000)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Jamonte L. Allison – Carbondale, IL
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of "crack cocaine"; Southern District of Illinois
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $500 fine (September 6, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Joe Alvarado – Ogden, UT
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a firearm and ammunition by convicted a felon; District of Utah
Sentence: Life imprisonment (October 13, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

·         Tyrell L. Anthony – Kershaw, SC
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); willfully failing to appear; District of South Carolina
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 28, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Reinaldo A. Arocho – Lake Station, IN
Offense: Drug conspiracy; maintaining a drug house; distribution of crack cocaine; carrying a firearm during drug trafficking; attempting to corruptly persuade a witness; Northern District of Indiana
Sentence: 387 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 19, 2000); amended to 300 months' imprisonment (January 18, 2011)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Jose Carlos Arras, Jr. – Albuquerque, NM
Offense:         1. 
Conspiracy to import; conspiracy to wit: possession with intent to
                        distribute 100 kilograms and more of marijuana; District of New Mexico
2. Supervised release violation (Importation of a quantity of marijuana); Western District of Texas
Sentence:        1. 262 months' imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (November 4, 2002)
2. 10 months' imprisonment (consecutive) (November 4, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Sidney J. Ball – Lenox, GA
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 12.04 kilograms of cocaine; Southern District of Texas
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 30, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Lloyd Battles – Columbia, SC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, aiding and abetting; Southern District of Texas
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 6, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

·         David Bell – Miami, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (three counts); Southern District of Florida
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 12, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Pauline K. Blake – West Valley City, UT
Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; conspiracy or attempt to manufacture methamphetamine (two counts); establishment of a manufacture operation; possession of a listed chemical (two counts); District of Utah
Sentence: 210 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $2,000 restitution (January 7, 2002); amended to 292 months' imprisonment (January 27, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Deborah Lucille Blue – Alcoa, TN
Offense:         1. Distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to
                        distribute cocaine base; Eastern District of Tennessee
2. Supervised release violation (distribution of cocaine hydrochloride);
Eastern District of Tennessee
Sentence:        1. 292 months' imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (February
23, 2007); amended to 234 months’ imprisonment (May 16, 2014)
2. 3 months' imprisonment (consecutive) (February 23, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Marston Edward Blue – District Heights, MD
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute heroin and cocaine; felon in possession of firearm; possess with intent to distribute heroin, aiding and abetting; District of Maryland
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 25, 2002 (on remand))
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Lucius Boswell – Madison, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); Middle District of Georgia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 5, 1997)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Joshua Boyer – Tampa, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense; possession of a firearm not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: 288 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 27, 2001)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

·         Debra R. Brown – Nashville, TN
Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base to a person under 21; Middle District of Tennessee
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 18, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Eddie Lee Brown – Brunswick, GA
Offense: Distribution of cocaine hydrochloride (two counts); Southern District of Georgia
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; six years' supervised release (June 12, 2000)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Patrick A. Brown – Alexandria, VA
Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm, aiding and abetting (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, aiding and abetting; District of Maryland
Sentence: Life imprisonment; three years' supervised release (August 8, 1997)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Timothy Aaron Brown – Warren, OH
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Central District of Illinois
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 3, 2009)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Jose Luis Buenrostro – Stockton, CA
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; Eastern District of California
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 8, 1997)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.  

·         Barry Charles Butler – Shelby, NC
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 30, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment.

·         Charles Bynum – Torrance, CA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; Northern District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 27, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

·         Annette Maria Canania – DeSoto, MO
Offense: Conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; possession of pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine (two counts); Eastern District of Missouri
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release (December 22, 2006); amended to 210 months' imprisonment (April 27, 2015)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

·         Jose Manuel Candelario – Miami, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Schedule II (crack cocaine) controlled substance; possess with intent to distribute Schedule II (crack cocaine) controlled substance; Southern District of Alabama
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 21, 1994); amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (May 17, 1999)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Ralph Casas – North Miami Beach, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 9,445 kilograms of cocaine; District of Puerto Rico
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 19, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months' imprisonment.

·         Willie Chester – Waco, TX
Offense: Possession of a firearm by felon; false statement in acquisition of firearm; Western District of Texas
Sentence: 264 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $3,000 fine (March 26, 1992)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Donyelle Childs – Clearwater, FL
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (January 12, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.

·         Kenneth Choice – Chicago, IL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver narcotics; possession with intent to deliver narcotics; Northern District of Illinois
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (September 24, 1999); amended to life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (June 9, 2004); amended to 324 months’ imprisonment (February 1, 2016)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Osvaldo Cisneros-Gutierrez – Earlimart, CA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine; Northern District of Texas
Sentence: 292 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release (October 13, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 228 months' imprisonment.

·         Mark Anthony Clark – Rockford, IL
Offense: Conspiracy; possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute amphetamine; possession of a firearm by a felon/fugitive from justice and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas
Sentence: Life imprisonment; six years' supervised release (September 1, 1995)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.  

·         Antonio Cobb – Bloomington, IL
Offense: Distribution of cocaine base; Central District of Illinois
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 28, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

·         Jimmie Clyde Collins – Joshua, TX
Offense: Conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and aiding and abetting; using a drug involved premises and aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Northern District of Texas
Sentence: 370 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 11, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Dewayne L. Comer – Syracuse, NY
Offense: Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with the intent to distribute cocaine; Northern District of New York
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (December 8, 1997)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Jason Andrew Comer – Weyers Cave, VA
Offense: Aid and abet in the possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine; Western District of Virginia
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (October 23, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

·         Delaria Antwan Conway – Laurens, SC
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine and a quantity of cocaine (two counts); District of South Carolina
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (December 17, 2008)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Eugene Ross Cousins – Greenville, VA
Offense: Distribution of methamphetamine (two counts); possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); drug user in possession of firearm (two counts); Western District of Virginia
Sentence: 406 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release (August 8, 2007); amended to 397 months' imprisonment (April 4, 2015)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Lavon A. Crockett – Kansas City, KS
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base ("crack cocaine"); District of Kansas
Sentence: 188 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (December 6, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Darnell Crookshank – West Covina, CA
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture phencyclidine; manufacture with intent to distribute phencyclidine, aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute phencyclidine; Central District of California
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 17, 1996)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Dawan Croskery – Buffalo, NY
Offense: Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; money laundering; Western District of New York
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (December 16, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Andrew Crumbly – Fort Myers, FL
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine base, crack cocaine (three counts); Middle District of Florida
Sentence: 235 months' imprisonment; six years' supervised release (February 14, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2017.

·         Morris Dabbs – Trenton, NJ
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (crack); Middle District of North Carolina
Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 29, 2000); amended to 291 months’ imprisonment (August 2, 2011); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (October 6, 2015)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Ricky Darden – Kinston, NC
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); District of Maryland
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 16, 1996)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Lenwood Davies – Wabasso, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Florida
Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 15, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Richard Lawrence Davis – St. Louis, MO
Offense:         1. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Eastern District of
Missouri
2. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Missouri
Sentence:        1. 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 15, 2004)
2. 93 months' imprisonment (concurrent) (March 4, 2005); amended to 75 months' imprisonment (November 18, 2011)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Terry Davis – Monroe, LA
Offense: Distribution of cocaine base; Western District of Arkansas
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 8, 2000)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Christopher M. Dees – Pensacola, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (September 1, 2004)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

·         Jose Del Valle – Philadelphia, PA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and aiding and abetting; Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 7, 2007)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Maynard Dennis – Liverpool, NY 
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Northern District of New York
Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (September 7, 2005)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

·         Bobbie Jo Diers – Romeoville, IL
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base ("crack"); possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base ("crack"); Central District of Illinois
Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 12, 2010)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

·         James J. Dino – Upper Tumon, GU
Offense:         1. Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; District of
                        Guam
2. Supervised release violation (possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine); District of Guam
Sentence:        1. 240 months' imprisonment;10 years’ supervised release (October 19, 2006)
2. 60 months' imprisonment (concurrent) (October 19, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 193 months’ imprisonment.  

·         Scottie Ladon Dixon – Atmore, AL
Offense: 1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; 2. Violation of supervised release (conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine); 1. Southern District of Alabama; 2. Southern District of Alabama
Sentence: 1. Life imprisonment; 2. 33 months' imprisonment (concurent); 1. 10 years' supervised release (1. & 2. May 18, 2010)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 221 months' imprisonment.

·         Thomas Duncan – Columbia, TN
Offense: Possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense; felon in possession of a firearm; possession of five grams or more of cocaine base with intent to distribute; Eastern District of Tennessee
Sentence: 352 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (September 23, 2002)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Vincent Duval – Bradenton, FL
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (October 28, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

·         William Ennis – El Paso, TX
Offense: Conspiring to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, to wit: cocaine more than five kilograms; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, to wit: cocaine more than five kilograms; using a communication device to facilitate the commission of a felony; Western District of Texas
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $5,000 fine (July 17, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Kenneth Evans – Fort Worth, TX
Offense: Conspiracy; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base and aiding and abetting; use and carry firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas
Sentence: Life imprisonment plus 60 months; five years' supervised release (August 20, 1993)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

·         Ronald Evans – Norfolk, VA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, and a mixture containing cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute heroin (three counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine base (two counts); Eastern District of Virginia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (July 30, 1993); amended to 360 months' imprisonment (March 16, 2015)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         Ronald Evans – New York, NY
Offense:         1. Possession with intent to distribute in excess of five grams of cocaine
base; District of Maine
2. Supervised release violation (possession with intent to distribute cocaine base); District of Maine
Sentence:        1. 270 months' imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (August 13, 2003)
2. 12 months' imprisonment (concurrent) (August 13, 2003)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

·         James Oliver Fambro – Decatur, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense; Northern District of Florida
Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release, $500 fine (April 5, 2006)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

·         J. B. Farris, Jr.  – Atlanta, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine; possession with the intent to distribute cocaine; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; Northern District of Georgia
Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 26, 1993)
Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.

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