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Might Rep. Allen West Allege Voter Fraud to Avoid Conceding?

by Brentin Mock on November 19 2012, 4:41PM

Seems like he’s desperate enough to do it.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Rinku Sen: We Are the Majority and We Demand Justice Play

Rinku Sen: We Are the Majority and We Demand Justice

by Rinku Sen on November 19 2012, 9:50AM

Sen’s opening speech at Colorlines’ gathering of 1,400 racial justice change makers set the tone for a conversation that stirred so strongly it became a trending topic on Twitter.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Politics, Movement

Texas Governor Wants Welfare, Unemployment Applicants To Pee In A Cup

Texas Governor Wants Welfare, Unemployment Applicants To Pee In A Cup

by on November 16 2012, 8:37AM

Texas is poised to join the drug-testing bandwagon.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Politics

Voting Rights Haven't Gotten Such Attention Since 1965. What Did We Learn?

Voting Rights Haven’t Gotten Such Attention Since 1965. What Did We Learn?

by Brentin Mock on November 16 2012, 7:33AM

From early voting to poll watching, felony disenfranchisement to redistricting, 10 lessons from an election season in which voting itself was hotly debated.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Rep. Gutierrez Introduces Republicans On House Floor to ‘America’s Latinos’ [Video]

by on November 15 2012, 1:04PM

“I would like the Republican Party to meet America’s Latinos,” he said.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Romney: Obama Won Because He Promised Big 'Gifts' to Blacks, Latinos

Romney: Obama Won Because He Promised Big ‘Gifts’ to Blacks, Latinos

by Jorge Rivas on November 15 2012, 10:17AM

Mitt Romney is back with more forty-seven-percent-esque comments and this time he’s more upset.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won't Survive Supreme Court Review

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won’t Survive Supreme Court Review

by Brentin Mock on November 14 2012, 9:54AM

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

In 2012, the Obama Youth Vote Is Black and Brown

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2012, 12:10PM

An analysis finds that the president’s support among young whites plummeted, but held steady among people of color.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Polls: Blacks and Latinos a Big Part of Upcoming Gay Marriage Revolution

Polls: Blacks and Latinos a Big Part of Upcoming Gay Marriage Revolution

by Jorge Rivas on November 13 2012, 11:20AM

If you look at last Tuesday’s exit polls alongside other recent studies you’ll find that as more African Americans and Latinos become registered voters the more likely it is for more same-sex marriage victories.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Politics

Beyond Ballots: When Communities Are the Real Candidates

Beyond Ballots: When Communities Are the Real Candidates

by Aura Bogado on November 13 2012, 10:32AM

Having voted and elected a leader, we have to ask ourselves, “Now what?” What will we as a community gain from the frenzied efforts to get us to vote?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Second Term

Clowns Attack KKK Rally in Charlotte, NC with Humor

Clowns Attack KKK Rally in Charlotte, NC with Humor

by Jorge Rivas on November 12 2012, 2:14PM

Instead of meeting hate with hate, they met hate with love. And humor.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Latino Voters' Election Day Statement: 'Give My Parents Papers'

Latino Voters’ Election Day Statement: ‘Give My Parents Papers’

by Julianne Hing on November 12 2012, 10:38AM

It’s now conventional wisdom that the president won a second term with Latino voters, particularly Latina women. It’s just as clear that they were voting for immigration reform.

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, Politics

Is This the End of the Southern Strategy, or Its Entrenchment?

Is This the End of the Southern Strategy, or Its Entrenchment?

by on November 12 2012, 9:18AM

Riling up fears of a black and brown nation can’t win the White House anymore. But it certainly has locked in the Republican Party’s power Down South.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

L.A. Mariachis Woke Up Latino Voters With Serenades at 7:30am

L.A. Mariachis Woke Up Latino Voters With Serenades at 7:30am

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 2:45PM

The mariachis serenaded Sun Valley voters to wake up and vote for those who can’t.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Map Shows You Where Those Racists Tweeting After Obama Election Live

Map Shows You Where Those Racists Tweeting After Obama Election Live

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 1:54PM

These findings support the idea that there are some fairly strong clustering of hate tweets centered in southeastern U.S.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Watch President Obama Cry During Thank You Speech to Campaign Staff

Watch President Obama Cry During Thank You Speech to Campaign Staff

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 10:24AM

An emotional thank you from the Commander-in-Chief to his campaign staff.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Trying to Stay Relevant, Boehner Says GOP Will Back Immigration Reform

Trying to Stay Relevant, Boehner Says GOP Will Back Immigration Reform

by on November 9 2012, 10:17AM

“This issue has been around far too long,” the House Speaker said this week.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Advocates Say Arpaio Hasn't Won Yet, Urge County to Count All Votes

Advocates Say Arpaio Hasn’t Won Yet, Urge County to Count All Votes

by on November 8 2012, 5:12PM

Now, advocates and alternative media in Arizona are questioning these results. They say hundreds of thousands of provisional and early votes have yet to be counted.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Asian American Voters Back Democrats Despite Being Ignored By Both Parties

Asian American Voters Back Democrats Despite Being Ignored By Both Parties

by Jorge Rivas on November 8 2012, 10:58AM

Asian Americans may be roughly 4 percent of the nation’s population, but their political leanings are often misunderstood or neglected altogether.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

by Jamilah King on November 8 2012, 10:00AM

Essays from William Jelani Cobb, Joan Morgan, Luis Rodriguez, Zahra Billoo and Rob “Biko” Baker on the Obama victory and the coming second term.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics, Second Term