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The White Supremacy of 'House of Cards'

The White Supremacy of ‘House of Cards’

by Brentin Mock on February 25 2014, 7:00AM

A thread of white supremacy helps shape this political drama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Voting Rights, Politics

How Black American Voters Feel About The Clintons

How Black American Voters Feel About The Clintons

by Carla Murphy on December 3 2013, 2:27PM

Or, the right way to assess African-American voter perceptions

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Post-Election, State GOP Leaders Still Push Drug Testing the Poor

Post-Election, State GOP Leaders Still Push Drug Testing the Poor

by on December 12 2012, 10:12AM

The wave of laws that have swept the country since 2010 has clearly not crested, despite court challenges and evidence that drug testing dramatically increases costs.

Topics: Economy, Politics

Bachmann Still Angry at The Roots' Stunt on Jimmy Fallon Show

Bachmann Still Angry at The Roots’ Stunt on Jimmy Fallon Show

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2011, 12:09PM

The band made waves with their musical introduction of the tea party favorite last week.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Why Obama's Visit to Puerto Rico Won't Sway Latino Voters

Why Obama’s Visit to Puerto Rico Won’t Sway Latino Voters

by Julianne Hing on June 15 2011, 10:36AM

Recent polls show that immigration reform tops the list of Latino voters’ concerns. And so far the president’s been slow to act.

Topics: Immigration

Chicago Study Proves That All Young Black Voters Aren't the Same

Chicago Study Proves That All Young Black Voters Aren’t the Same

by Asraa Mustufa on June 6 2011, 10:00AM

It’s time for a more nuanced approach to address the needs of young voters of color.

Topics: Politics

GOP Lawmaker: Blacks 'Don't Want to Study As Hard In School'

GOP Lawmaker: Blacks ‘Don’t Want to Study As Hard In School’

by Shani O. Hilton on April 28 2011, 3:35PM

Rep. Sally Kern is the same woman who called “homosexuality” the “biggest threat” to the U.S. today.

Topics: Politics

Donald Trump Has a 'Great Relationship With the Blacks'

Donald Trump Has a ‘Great Relationship With the Blacks’

by Jamilah King on April 14 2011, 4:20PM

He just wants you to know that he really, really cares.

Topics: Politics

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray Arrested in Budget Battle Protest

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray Arrested in Budget Battle Protest

by Shani O. Hilton on April 12 2011, 1:30PM

A new budget deal prevents D.C. from spending its own funds on abortions for poor black and brown women.

Topics: Politics

Stopgap Budget Deal Cuts More Community Development, Transit

Stopgap Budget Deal Cuts More Community Development, Transit

by Shani O. Hilton on April 11 2011, 12:44PM

Expect another $38.5 billion in cuts, the details of which are to be announced later this week.

Topics: Politics

Sen. Durbin Holds Hearing on Threats to Muslim Civil Rights

Sen. Durbin Holds Hearing on Threats to Muslim Civil Rights

by Shani O. Hilton on March 29 2011, 4:38PM

Assistant attorney general Thomas Perez vows to use “every tool in our arsenal” to fight anti-Muslim discrimination.

Topics: Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Teleprompter Fail

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s Teleprompter Fail

by Jorge Rivas on March 11 2011, 11:42AM

For a woman who seems to have an answer for everything, it’s news when she’s at a loss for words.

Topics: Immigration

Arizona Rounds Up Other States to Challenge Federal Government

Arizona Rounds Up Other States to Challenge Federal Government

by Julianne Hing on March 11 2011, 10:41AM

It’s all in an effort to defy the federal government on health care, gun regulation and even the regulation of endangered species.

Topics: Immigration

People I Love: South Asian Women Who Make Change

People I Love: South Asian Women Who Make Change

by Rinku Sen on March 9 2011, 11:01AM

These political trendsetters are helping to lead the call for racial, economic and gender justice.

Topics: Movement

John Lewis Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

John Lewis Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

by Thoai Lu on February 16 2011, 12:20PM

The Georgia lawmaker and civil rights hero gets the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Topics: Politics

Under Political Siege, Muslim Americans Confront America’s Ugly Side

by Michelle Chen on June 7 2010, 12:02PM

Besieged by media attacks and riven by internal conflicts, Muslim American communities have been wrestling with an identity crisis for years now. The latest slew of “homegrown terrorism” allegations has prompted the Obama administration to show that it’s at least…

Topics: Immigration, National Security, Politics

Congressional Coffee-and-Collating CAIR Conspiracy Clearly a Crock

by Channing Kennedy on October 22 2009, 10:43AM

In case you forgot to look out for the well-being of your country last week, four brave Congressional Republicans have uncovered a conspiracy at the highest levels of American government: an established lobbying group is working to get unpaid…

Topics: Politics

Latinos Sue Modesto City, CA

by Leticia Miranda on October 20 2009, 9:00AM

Ah, Modesto –- the proud producers of the nation’s milk, almonds, chickens, cattle, and walnuts. This agro-business-rich city touted $2.5 billion in agricultural production two years ago. But in classic San Joaquin Valley agro-business style, it doesn’t look like…

Topics: Politics

Another Take on Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

by Terry Keleher on October 9 2009, 1:32PM

Sometimes, I can be of two minds on the same subject, such as President Obama’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. On one hand, I can identify with the criticism and cynicism that the so-called leader of the free world…

Topics: Politics

FBI to Muslim Man: Spy for Us or We’ll Deport You

by Leticia Miranda on October 7 2009, 1:00PM

Foad Farahi is just one of many people caught between the political crosscurrents of nationhood, xenophobia and the Bush-led “war on terror.” He came here on a student visa and when it expired, he sought political asylum from persecution…

Topics: Immigration, National Security, Politics

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