In Florida, the end of your incarceration can be the beginning of a life-long sentence. That’s because Florida is one of four states that does not automatically restore civil rights (most prominently, voting rights) to people who were convicted of felonies but have fulfilled every
Fidel Castro Passes Away
Fidel Castro, who ruled Cuba for half a century, passed away last Friday at the age of 90.
After toppling the authoritarian government of President Fulgencio Batista in 1959, Castro turned his Revolution into a one-party Communist government that continues to govern Cuba
Last year, I wrote about discussing race with white people. Around that time, I harbored the suspicion that I was The Black Friend  whose presence and friendship validated lazy allies.
This election proved me right. Visible minorities in these white and/or elite spaces are symbols obscuring
Election Day is TOMORROW!
The 2016 Presidential Election is tomorrow – Tuesday, November 8 – and it is crucial for citizens to know where and how to vote. There are a number of resources– including Google’s homepage – available to help voters make sure they have
Earlier this year the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition (CJPC) launched Disillusioned for Disenfranchised, an initiative that paired incarcerated Massachusetts residents with volunteers from their home county to vote jointly in this year’s general election. The details were open-ended, but CJPC recommended partners start with a
Federal Judge Extends Voter Registration Deadline Due to Hurricane Matthew
A federal judge ordered the voter registration deadline to be extended contrary to the Governor's wishes due to the impact of the hurricane on Florida citizens. District Court Judge Mark Walker stated that "This case is
Evenwel v. Abbott: 1 person, 1 vote
Last Monday, the Supreme Court held that states are allowed to count all residents, regardless of voting eligibility, when drawing election districts. The decision clarifies the meaning within the principle of “one person one vote.”
Voting fight not over:
Voting has long been considered both a civil right and a civic duty. However, that principle has not prevented the disenfranchisement of millions of Americans throughout our history, and this disenfranchisement tends to disproportionately affect minorities. Even after the passage of the 15th Amendment, many
When 96-year-old Dorothy Cooper was born, women were legally barred from voting. With the passage of Tennessee’s new voter identification law, women’s access to the polls is once again in jeopardy.
As of last year, Tennessee law requires voters to present a valid, government-issued ID before
As usual when right-wing politicians want to block a strongly Democratic voting bloc from exercising their right to vote, Republicans in New Hampshire and elsewhere are trotting out the tired excuse of preventing fraud to support new bills that will curtail the ability of students,