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Desmond Meade: Restoring the franchise – and justice

Last November Florida voters amended the state constitution, automatically restoring voting rights to ex-felons who had completed “all terms of sentence including parole or probation.” The amendment was expected to affect more than 1.4 million Floridians, but the newly elected … Continue reading

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‘Disappeared’ from the African-American community

For every 100 white women age 25 to 54 not in jail, there are 99 white men. For every 100 black women 25-54 out of jail, the equivalent number of black men is 83. That means that for this age … Continue reading

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