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“This plan [to disenfranchise felons] will eliminate the darkey as a political factor in this State in less than 5 years, so that in no single county…will there be the least concern felt for the complete supremacy of the white race in the affairs of government.” – late Virginia Congressman Carter Glass while advocating for…

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The US Department of Justice and the US Sentencing Commission have made a startling announcement that will affect America and the Black community. It has been announced that more than 6K federal prisoners are set to be released by Nov. 1, 2015. The vast majority of prisoners were convicted of non-violent drug offenses. In addition, it is…

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You may remember the 2003 University of Chicago study by Devah Pager that sent young white and black “testers” with randomly assigned “felony convictions” to apply for low-wage jobs. The study found that whites with felonies were more likely to be called for interviews than black applicants without criminal records. Eight years later, black male…

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