Ex-offenders seek second chance in the workforce

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Those who have committed crimes often have a tough transition back into the workforce. On the national Day of Empathy, a group hit the halls in Annapolis to lobby lawmakers for the removal of questions regarding criminal…

Bill to “ban the box” would end federal employer requests for criminal histories

WASHINGTON — Former felons could have more success securing employment under bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday that would bar federal employers from asking requests for applicants’ criminal histories before conditional job offers. Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, and Doug Collins, R-Georgia, joined…

Legislative Black Caucus addresses its priorities for the 2018 Maryland General Assembly

The Legislative Black Caucus discussed the issues they wish to tackle during this year’s legislative session. Their continued fight for a place in Maryland’s medical marijuana industry is among their main focuses for the year.

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