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Will Florida’s Ex-Felons Finally Regain the Right to Vote? | The New York Times Magazine A referendum on the November ballot in Florida would re-enfranchise 1.5 million citizens — and could change the state’s electorate.

A referendum on the November ballot in Florida would re-enfranchise 1.5 million citizens — and could change the state’s electorate.

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Review: ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Is a Striking Dream Vision of Race | The New York Times HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness” is like almost nothing you’ve seen on TV before. But it begins with a kind of image you’ve seen much too often.

HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness” is like almost nothing you’ve seen on TV before. But it begins with a kind of image you’ve seen much too often.

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It’s a Celebration As Voters Oust Prosecutor Who Freed Michael Brown’s Killer | Colorlines Ferguson City Council member Wesley Bell successfully challenged St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch, as organizers and voters shout #ByeBob.

Ferguson City Council member Wesley Bell successfully challenged St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch, as organizers and voters shout #ByeBob.

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Milwaukee to Pay $3.4M For Willfully Targeting Black Residents Over Several Years with Stop-and-Frisk | Atlanta Black Star The settlement calls for the department to document every time they stop and frisk someone and explain the reason why. They’ll also have to collect demographic information on the stops. Officers will also receive training, monitoring, and supervision on racial profiling.

The settlement calls for the department to document every time they stop and frisk someone and explain the reason why. They’ll also have to collect demographic information on the stops. Officers will also receive training, monitoring, and supervision on racial profiling.

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Mayor of a Pittsburgh suburb asked police to hose down protesters with water cannons | CNN A Pennsylvania mayor is apologizing for posting Facebook images urging police to "bring the hoses" against protesters and blast them with water cannons, evoking images of the civil rights era.

A Pennsylvania mayor is apologizing for posting Facebook images urging police to “bring the hoses” against protesters and blast them with water cannons, evoking images of the civil rights era.

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