Category Archives: Ban the Box

African Americans for Hillary Clinton Event disrupted by Song, Chants of “Black Lives Matter”


(APN) ATLANTA — On yesterday, Friday, October 30, 2015, thousands gathered at Clark Atlanta University’s Epps Gymnasium to hear Presidential candidate, and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speak, as she rolled out her African Americans for Hillary campaign at the historic Black college.   Clinton took the stage and acknowledged and thanked prominent Civil Rights Movement leaders from the […]

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Georgia Removes Criminal History Question from State Job Applications

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(APN) ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday, February 23, 2015 signed the fair hiring policy, also known as “Ban the Box,” which postpones questions on a job application about a person’s criminal history until it is shown that the person is qualified for the job.   This prohibits an automatic disqualification for potential state employees.  It allows qualified applicants […]

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Activists Seek to Expand “Ban the Box” Ex-Prisoner Employment Reform in Georgia

Photograph by Gloria Tatum (APN) DECATUR — On Monday, June 02, 2014, activists held an informational meeting at the North Decatur Presbyterian Church regarding so-called “Ban the Box” policies that prohibit certain employers from questioning job applicants about their arrest and conviction records.   The purpose of the policy is so that people can be judged on their qualifications, skills, […]

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