Felony disenfranchisement is a hallmark of Jim Crow. A recent court ruling will make it nearly impossible for thousands in Florida to vote this November.
The far majority of recent racial justice demonstrations were non-violent, says researchers.
COVID-19 is ripping through jails and prisons, with catastrophic consequences for the many mentally ill incarcerated within the world's largest prison state.
The Postal Service has long been a source of stable employment for Black Americans, as we document in this special bonus podcast.
Millions of people with felony convictions are barred from voting. Washington, D.C., wrestling with systemic racism, took a step toward greater inclusion by restoring these critical rights.
Those calling for justice argue that Black women historically receive far less attention than men who've been killed by law enforcement.
Racist tropes about Black women developed during the slave era persist today.
A veteran of the 1967 Newark Rebellion discusses George Floyd's death, the culture of police brutality, and whether the recent mass movement can produce change.
In 2018, Floridians approved the restoration of voting rights to people with felony convictions. A law decried as a "poll tax" was ruled unconstitutional.
A career public defender is now on the other side of the law. We speak to Boudin about embracing reforms as district attorney of a prominent U.S. city, and combating COVID-19.
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