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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
LDF Applauds the DC Council’s Introduction of a Proposed Resolution on WMATA’s Criminal Records Policy2/05/14Related Case or Issue:
In January 2014, DC Councilwoman Muriel Bowser introduced a Proposed Resolution that calls on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”) to revise its criminal records policy. In the Proposed Resolution, Councilwoman Bowser, who also serves as a member of WMATA’s Board of Directors, calls on WMATA to take additional steps to employ people with criminal records, noting that WMATA’s criminal records policy could be revised in a manner that “would in no way endanger the safety and security of its riders and employees.” The Proposed Resolution also acknowledges the
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A Black Judge Has Never Been Elected to Serve in Terrebonne Parish
Vincent Southerland is interviewed in a MSNBC.com article on the DOJ's welcome announcement this week that it will expand on President Obama's efforts to commute more drug sentences.
The Justice Department said Thursday that it will expand on President Obama’s move last month to commute the sentences of eight people serving long sentences for drug crimes.
In Rolling Stone, Leticia Smith-Evans, Interim Director of the Education Practice at LDF, is featured in "Can We Fix the Race Problem in America's School Discipline?" in which she talks about the DOJ and DOE's recently issued guidance on school discipline: