September 2016 archive

Sep 22

More Employers Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds

The Obama administration has solidified a plan to help people who are incarcerated, and a growing number of employers are pledging to hire applicants who have criminal backgrounds. But much work remains to be done before employers fully open their doors to this prospective employee population, business leaders and hiring managers told Bloomberg BNA Aug. …

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Sep 22

The White House Announces New Commitments to the Fair Chance Business Pledge

August 16, 2016 The  White House In April, the White House launched the Fair Chance Business Pledge encouraging companies from across the American economy to take action to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed, including individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system. The pledge represents a call-to-action for all …

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Sep 22

HUD Publication Outlines Promising Reentry Housing Models

August 15, 2016 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released another document in support of relaxing restrictions on access to public and federally subsidized housing for people with criminal records. Released in June 2016, HUD’s most recent resource on the topic, It Starts With Housing: Public Housing Agencies Are Making Second …

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Sep 17

2016 Moral March to the Polls Kick-Off

2016 Moral March to the Polls Kick-Off | Forward Together Moral Movement   August 29th, 2016 – After years of fighting to restore the voting rights that were stripped from them by North Carolina’s Governor and Republican-led General Assembly, the NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement launch their 2016 Moral March to the Polls …

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Sep 13

voting disenfranchisement of blacks and felons

  Look for Daryl Atkinson towards the end of this clip! This video clip from “Adam Ruins Everything” discloses how our voting process was first created to exclude poor whites and blacks, women and finally felons. Daryl, for all of his accomplishments which were acknowledged by President Obama, still cannot vote in his home state. …

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Sep 11

Sheldon Howard’s memorial service

We mourn the loss of one of our founding-members. Sheldon Howard For those who may not be aware, we lost a long time CSI champion, warrior and teammate, Sheldon Howard, last week. Sheldon passed away on August 17th, 2016 at his home in Raleigh .  The Memorial services was held on Saturday, August 27th 2016 at …

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Sep 05

The Unequal Opportunity Race

“At the very same time that America refused to give any land to Negroes, through an act of Congress, the government was giving away millions of acres in the West and the Midwest, which meant it was willing to undergird its white peasants from Europe with an economic floor. But not only did they give …

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Sep 01

Supreme Court Denies North Carolina’s Stay Application and Maintains the Injunction on Racially Discriminatory Provision of HB 589

DURHAM –  Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied North Carolina’s application to recall and stay the mandate entered by the Fourth Circuit on July 29th, 2016. The Fourth Circuit mandate struck down five racially discriminatory provisions of HB 589, including the Voter ID requirement. This ruling validates the victory of the people of North Carolina, leaving …

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