Kim Kardashian West Helps Free 17 Federal Prisoners in Last Three Months

Kim Kardashian West Drops Bombshell About Becoming A Lawyer In Vogue US May 2019

We know about Kim Kardashian’s role in the 2018 summer release of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old Alabama woman in prison since 1996 on a nonviolent drug charge. Kim learned about her case through social media and met with President Trump, seeking Johnson’s clemency.

What has been relatively low-profile news is that Kim has been working with CNN commentator and activist Van Jones and the attorney Jessica Jackson, cofounders of #cut50, a national bipartisan advocacy group on criminal-justice reform for months. After visiting prisons, petitioning governors, and attending meetings at the White House, Kim Kardashian made a major decision about her forward life direction.

The powerhouse mogul is studying 18 hrs. a week to become a lawyer and will take the bar exam in California, one of four states where Kim can apprentice herself to a qualified lawyer while studying and preparing for the exam, as early as 2022. .

Buzzfeed wrote on Tuesday that Kim Kardashian West has helped free 17 federal prisoners in the last three months.

Lawyers Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody confirmed Kardashian’s involvement in funding the 90 Days of Freedom Campaign, an entity born from President Trump’s signing of the First Step Act, designed to see sentence reductions for those serving life terms on drug offences.

“She’s using her platform to shine a light on this issue,” said Barnett, who is Kardashian West's personal lawyer and one of the co-creators of the Buried Alive Project. “She really helped us with the work we’ve already been doing, and she’s helping us amplify the voices of the people who are buried alive.”

Kim Kardashian West  and her personal attorney, co-founder of  Buried Alive Project,   Brittany K. Barnett  entering the White House to meet with Jared Kushner and President Trump on prison reform issues.  via  THR

Kim Kardashian West and her personal attorney, co-founder of Buried Alive Project, Brittany K. Barnett entering the White House to meet with Jared Kushner and President Trump on prison reform issues. via THR

“People get out of prison when powerful women link arms. Brittany and I linked arms years ago, and Kim has come and linked arms, too," Cody, Barnett’s co-counsel on the 90 Days of Freedom Campaign, said. “It’s about using what resources you have to shine a light on the underbelly of American injustice."

The two lawyers are launching the Third Strike Project, which will look more broadly at the hundreds of men and women serving life sentences under three-strikes laws that were implemented in the early ’90s, but who aren't covered by the First Step Act.

We have hundreds of people that we need to bring to the forefront and help free that are serving life sentences under a law that has changed, but just did not reach back to help them,” Cody said.

It seems safe to assert that Kim Kardashian West will be front and center in the battle. It seems safe to assert that Kim Kardashian West will be front and center in the battle. In fact, she just announced Wednesday ‘Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project’, a new two-hour documentary for Oxygen.

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Christy Turlington Burns Honors Mothers With Vogue Mexico Covers + Onia Swim Collab

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Salvadorian-American activist supermodel Christy Turlington Burns has three covers for the May 2019 issue of Vogue Mexico. Photographer Alique captures Christy styled by Celia Azoulay in Altuzarra, Isabel Marant and Tory Burch.

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Christy Turlington was one of the first top models to embrace activism and leveraging her global popularity to turn her gaze on others and not her supermodel self. To reach her goal, Turlington founded Every Mother Counts in 2010.

The nonprofit engages and mobilizes new audiences to support maternal health programs around the world, including the United States where maternal deaths among women of color and women living in states like Texas are skyrocketing. The closure of Planned Parenthood clinics in red states has caused maternal death rates in Texas to reach third-world levels.

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In her latest effort to raise awareness around maternal health, Turlington Burns teams up with swimwear brand Onia on a collection of “Mommy and me” swimsuits that support Every Mother Counts.

"While I am fortunate to have safely delivered three healthy babies, women around the world face tremendous hardships in their journey toward becoming a mother," Dalia Cunow, Onia's women's creative director said. "I learned about Every Mother Counts through my obstetrician Dr. Jacques Moritz. Dr Moritz helped Christy Turlington-Burns through a life threatening child-birth complication inspiring her to found EMC. EMC is a non-profit dedicated to making childbirth safe and respectful for every mother, everywhere. I am in awe of the work they do and sought out a way to support this amazing organization."

50% of the sales from each of the matching Onia styles—"Kelly" for grown-ups ($195) and "Ava" ($75) for girls sizes 2-10—will be donated to the organization.

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Did Cindy Crawford's George Magazine Cover Portend America's Struggle With A Female President?

Supermodel Cindy Crawford by Herb Ritts for George Magazine first issue September 1995.

Supermodel Cindy Crawford by Herb Ritts for George Magazine first issue September 1995.

There’s more than one wonderful story in Esquire’s new read: The Inside Story of John F. Kennedy’s ‘George’ Magazine. Writer Kate Story answers her own question about whether or not Kennedy’s then-revolutionary magazine that mixed politics with pop clture gave America a glimpse of our Trumpian future.

The Los Angeles Times asked: "Is John Kennedy Jr.’s ‘George’ making American politics sexy? Or is the magazine just dumbing it down more?"

Supermodel Cindy Crawford graced the first cover of ‘George’, a crucial decision in making it clear that the magazine was’t the “John Kennedy magazine” but a publication that stood on its own. Kennedy invited fashion photographer Herb Ritts and his creative director Matt Berman over to his TriBeCa loft, where they joined Kennedy’s wife Carolyn Bessette.

Kennedy proposed putting Bill Clinton on the cover, but Ritts suggested Cindy Crawford. At the time Crawford was appearing regularly on TV in Pepsi ads and as the host of MTV’s ‘House of Style’.

Story writes that Bassette loved the Crawford idea, calling it “perfect”. Bessette listed the supermodel’s attributes: “She’s all-American, a self-made woman, sexy, strong, and smart.”

Bassette confirmed a truth about the ‘90s supermodels, a reality that ultimately led the titans of fashion to cut new models down to size, in AOC’s opinion. The new heroin chic, waif model exemplified by Kate Moss was the exact opposite of a fiery, confident member of the 90’s supermodel tribe. Size 0 models couldn’t call the shots like a vibrant, self-confident size 4-6 glamazon.

Herb Ritts seemed to channel the same vibe in his ‘George’ September 1995 cover idea. By August, 1996, Los Angeles Times writer Robin Givhan postulated that the fashion industry had “a nihilistic vision of (female) beauty that was reflective of drug addiction.”

Ritts suggested dressing Crawford as George Washington — a “cheeky play on politics and pop culture.”

“He called my hotel. He reached out directly. And who’s going to say no?” Crawford says. “I trusted Herb Ritts enough to know it would be okay. But it was kind of like, I’m going to do what? Dress like George Washington? With the wig and everything?”

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For a moment, there was more to the story — a move that would have been sensational for ‘George’ and also for America’s always on its knees women’s movement, as exemplified by Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump two decades later.

Story writes: “It wasn’t just the wig. After studying old paintings on the set of the photo shoot, the team decided to stuff Crawford’s skintight breeches with a sock. Matt Berman was unsure whether Kennedy, who wasn’t on set, would be quite that adventurous, but he figured they could make changes in postproduction. Sure enough, when Kennedy saw proofs a few days later, his response to Berman was “Maestro, what the fuck?” They airbrushed out the bulge. “

Can you imagine the Republican outrage Crawford’s sock crotch would have caused to political elites who view women politicos as ballbusters. As we speak, women presidential candidates are experiencing the 2016 tune all over again. Today’s headlines:

Shining a Light on Bias AGainst Women in the 2020 Presidential Campaign News Northeastern

With so many women running for president, why is the focus still on the men? Christian Science Monitor

From top left: Democrats Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Amy Kloubuchar (AP photos)

From top left: Democrats Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Amy Kloubuchar (AP photos)