Month: May 2020

John Hope Franklin Center 2020 National Symposium Goes Virtual

The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation enters its 11th year of the National Symposium and, due to COVID-19, this year’s symposium will be presented in a virtual format.

Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote

The case could have deep ramifications in the crucial electoral battleground given that Florida has an estimated 774,000 disenfranchised felons who are barred because of financial obligations. Many of those felons are African Americans and presumably Democrats, though it’s unclear how that group of Floridians overall would lean politically in an election and how many would vote.