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Felon Disenfranchisment

Job Hunting With a Criminal Record

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

It's hard enough finding a job these days without having to explain a criminal record. According to a hiring discrimination study conducted by Princeton professor Devah Pager, having a criminal record may cut your chances of getting hired by half.

WATCH: 2 Chainz Teaches Ex-Felons How To Get Their Voting Rights Back

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 10.24.2012 | Black Voices

Some 5.85 million Americans will likely be barred from voting on Nov. 6, not because of voter ID restrictions but because of the myriad laws that dise...

Trymaine Lee

States Deny Millions Of Ex-Felons Voting Rights | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices

Eric Bates was caught twice in the late 1990s driving with a suspended license, and then again in 2006. That third time, under then-Virginia law, Bate...

Georgia Prison Hunger Strike Highlights an "Invisible" Population

Marcus Bright | Posted 08.26.2012 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

The recent prison hunger strike in the state of Georgia over the treatment of Miguel Jackson has highlighted the plight of a segment of the American population that has been rendered as virtually invisible.

Voting in Florida: From Bad to Worse

Laughlin McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laughlin McDonald

Nothing is more sacred to our democracy than the fundamental right to vote. Florida cannot be permitted to simply wipe away the rights of hundreds of thousands of Floridians, especially without substantial public debate.

Can Ted Stevens Vote for Himself? Not Anymore

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shayana Kadidal

I invite input from the legal experts out there -- if I'm right, Stevens joins the 5.3 million Americans who will be denied the right to vote because of their status as felons.