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Cory Booker Close to Officially Announcing Senate Run

Cory Booker Close to Officially Announcing Senate Run

by Brentin Mock on June 7 2013, 12:59PM

If Booker wins, there will be three African-Americans serving in the U.S. Senate, the largest number serving at same time.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Attorney General Holder Memorializes Civil Rights Patriot Medgar Evers

Attorney General Holder Memorializes Civil Rights Patriot Medgar Evers

by Brentin Mock on June 5 2013, 1:20PM

Attorney General Eric Holder credits Evers along with Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X for civil rights gains in America.

Topics: History, /NOW, Politics

Susan Rice Becomes Third African American to Lead National Security

Susan Rice Becomes Third African American to Lead National Security

by Brentin Mock on June 5 2013, 12:12PM

Rice was blocked as a contender for Secretary of State, but now she’ll occupy the White House as chief security advisor to Obama.

Topics: National Security, /NOW, Politics

North Carolina Republican Lawmaker Likens Civil Rights Protesters to 'Crazies'

North Carolina Republican Lawmaker Likens Civil Rights Protesters to ‘Crazies’

by Brentin Mock on June 4 2013, 11:02AM

Over 300 arrested in five weeks of civil rights protests in North Carolina.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ) Dies; Cory Booker May Soon Fill His Seat

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ) Dies; Cory Booker May Soon Fill His Seat

by Brentin Mock on June 3 2013, 2:36PM

Sen. Frank Lautenberg leaves a strong legacy behind in New Jersey and on Capitol Hill.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Ten Members Of Congress Urge Washington Redskins To Change Name

Ten Members Of Congress Urge Washington Redskins To Change Name

by Jorge Rivas on May 29 2013, 1:46PM

The football team owner says he’ll never change the name.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Virginia Governor Will Restore Nonviolent Felons' Voting Rights

Virginia Governor Will Restore Nonviolent Felons’ Voting Rights

by Brentin Mock on May 29 2013, 9:33AM

Virginians with nonviolent felons no longer have to wait two years and apply for rights restoration, but violent felons still have to wait.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics

Task Force Says No Automatic Voting Rights Restoration for Former Felons

Task Force Says No Automatic Voting Rights Restoration for Former Felons

by Brentin Mock on May 28 2013, 3:17PM

Attorney General’s task force says neither the governor nor the general assembly can create laws to restore voting rights to former incarcerated.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics

Was Violent Felon Ban on Food Stamps Accepted With False Data?

Was Violent Felon Ban on Food Stamps Accepted With False Data?

by Brentin Mock on May 24 2013, 4:23PM

Louisiana Sen. Vitter claims massive fraud in his state is reason for felon ban on foods stamps, but no data supports that.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Local Election Officials Show Bias Against Latino Voters, Especially on Voter ID

Local Election Officials Show Bias Against Latino Voters, Especially on Voter ID

by Brentin Mock on May 23 2013, 11:15AM

Local election officials were three-and-a-half to four-times more likely to respond to the emails that came from the non-Latino name, Greg Walsh, than the Latino name, Luis Rodriguez.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Senate Accepts Deal to Kick Formerly Incarcerated Off Food Benefits

Senate Accepts Deal to Kick Formerly Incarcerated Off Food Benefits

by Brentin Mock on May 23 2013, 10:13AM

If this amendment ends up in the farm bill and passes, it would hit African Americans particularly hard.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Voter Suppression Group Sues IRS For Delaying Their Voter Suppression

by Brentin Mock on May 22 2013, 1:04PM

True the Vote is suing the IRS because the government agency dared to look into their voter suppression activity

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The 'Motor Voter Act' Turns 20 Today. Is It Aging Well?

The ‘Motor Voter Act’ Turns 20 Today. Is It Aging Well?

by Brentin Mock on May 20 2013, 4:04PM

A new report says it should expand easy registration into agencies used by new citizens and Native Americans.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Why Are Non-Profits Banned From Politicking to Begin With?

Why Are Non-Profits Banned From Politicking to Begin With?

by Brentin Mock on May 16 2013, 7:01AM

Tea party groups today claim non-partisanship, despite clear evidence otherwise, but it looks like the history of tax exempt status for non-profits wasn’t politically neutral to begin with.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Three Key Graphs From New Census Report on Voting Rates by Race

Three Key Graphs From New Census Report on Voting Rates by Race

by Brentin Mock on May 9 2013, 1:55PM

Census finally released a report on how people voted by racial categories. Here’s what you need to know.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

North Carolina Clergy Jailed While Praying for '21st Century George Wallace' Governor

North Carolina Clergy Jailed While Praying for ’21st Century George Wallace’ Governor

by Brentin Mock on April 30 2013, 1:35PM

Seventeen arrests were made at a North Carolina protest.

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Black Voters Made History By Beating Whites to Polls Last November

Black Voters Made History By Beating Whites to Polls Last November

by Brentin Mock on April 29 2013, 11:11AM

African Americans turned out to vote at a higher rate than white voters last November

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North Carolina Students Protest Harsh Voter ID Bill

North Carolina Students Protest Harsh Voter ID Bill

by Brentin Mock on April 26 2013, 4:00PM

North Carolina’s Republican-dominated legislature passed the Voter Information Verification Act through its House chamber Wednesday. If the bill passes the Senate, it would only need the governor’s signature to make it mandatory for voters to show photo identification in order…

Topics: /NOW, Politics

PHOTO: First Ladies At Bush Library

PHOTO: First Ladies At Bush Library

by Jorge Rivas on April 25 2013, 12:29PM

A powerful image.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Cherokee Nation's Baby Girl Goes on Trial

The Cherokee Nation’s Baby Girl Goes on Trial

by Aura Bogado on April 24 2013, 9:56AM

The Supreme Court’s hearing about the Indian Child Welfare Act last week had everything to do with tribal sovereignty. Here’s why.

Topics: Baby Veronica, History, Politics