Tag Archives: Formerly incarcerated

Ten Million Movement: Beyond COINTELPRO, the Demand for Civil Rights Continues in America

March 8th, 2011 marks the 40th Anniversary of the anonymous group of activists who broke into a Pennsylvania FBI office and uncovered a counter-intelligence program known as COINTELPRO.  This program played an essential role in destroying the American Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Help Rhode Island “Ban the Box” Sign This Petition!

It is well established that the path to stability for the formerly incarcerated is through employment, yet studies show that simply asking “Have You Been Convicted of a Felony?” is a major barrier on two levels.  First, it sends a … Continue reading

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SUSAN ROSENBERG’S 16 YEARS AS A POLITICAL PRISONER COME TO LIGHT IN NEW MEMOIR

An AMERICAN RADICAL: Political Prisoner in My Own Country to be published March 1, 2011 It didn’t take me long to get to know Susan.  We could do the convict’s shorthand considering we both spent our most formative years in … Continue reading

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Formerly Incarcerated Convene to Establish First National Agenda

On February 28th to March 2nd, 2011, a group of activists who have first-hand experience regarding inhumanities of the American prison industrial complex will convene in Alabama to lay the groundwork for a national civil rights movement.  This conference of … Continue reading

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Will Virginia Restore Voting Rights to 300,000 People?

Check this out from the Washington Post. It appears that the GOP Governor Robert McDonnell is not so concerned about a formerly incarcerated voting bloc that will throw him by the wayside. He is granting most all individual restoration applications … Continue reading

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Obama Weighs In on Michael Vick

          One way for a formerly incarcerated Black man in America to be dinner table talk at the White House is to be in the running for NFL MVP.  Most Black men who are released from … Continue reading

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