Federal Court Strikes Blow to Voting Rights in Florida Felony Disenfranchisement Case

September 22, 2020

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.

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Black Lives Matter Protests 'Overwhelming Peaceful,' Report Finds

September 10, 2020

The far majority of recent racial justice demonstrations were non-violent, says researchers.

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Bonus Clip: Concern Over Mental Health in Prison Amid COVID-19

August 31, 2020 mass incarceration, COVID-19

COVID-19 is ripping through jails and prisons, with catastrophic consequences for the many mentally ill incarcerated within the world's largest prison state.

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Return to Sender: Saving the U.S. Post Office Is a Racial Justice Issue

August 21, 2020

The Postal Service has long been a source of stable employment for Black Americans, as we document in this special bonus podcast.

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D.C. Council Approves Restoring Voting Rights to the Incarcerated [Web Exclusive]

July 10, 2020 felony disenfranchisement

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.

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[Bonus Clip] Birth Of #SayHerName, Featuring Andrea J. Ritchie

July 09, 2020 police brutality

Those calling for justice argue that Black women historically receive far less attention than men who've been killed by law enforcement.

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[Bonus Clip] How Slave-Era Tropes About Black Women Persist

July 07, 2020

Racist tropes about Black women developed during the slave era persist today.

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Why The 2020 Anti-Racism Uprisings Feel Different

June 05, 2020 civil liberties, mass incarceration, police brutality

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.

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Florida Law Linking Legal Fees to Voting Eligibility Ruled Unconstitutional

May 26, 2020 mass incarceration, felony disenfranchisement

In 2018, Floridians approved the restoration of voting rights to people with felony convictions. A law decried as a "poll tax" was ruled unconstitutional.

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[EXCLUSIVE] San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Talks Bail, Sentencing Reforms & COVID-19

May 01, 2020 mass incarceration, COVID-19, bail reform

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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