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Paul Ryan Knows Your Inner City

Paul Ryan Knows Your Inner City

by Carla Murphy on March 13 2014, 12:34PM

He learned about it from old people.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Alex Sink Fails to Turn Up Voters of Color in Florida ... Again

Alex Sink Fails to Turn Up Voters of Color in Florida … Again

by Brentin Mock on March 13 2014, 8:05AM

Alex Sink just can’t get the vote out for black and brown Floridians.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics, Politics

Arizona's Jan Brewer Won't Seek Reelection

Arizona’s Jan Brewer Won’t Seek Reelection

by Aura Bogado on March 12 2014, 2:51PM

The governor makes clear that she won’t run on November’s ballot.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Ann Coulter Suggests Creating 'Death Squads' if Immigration Reform Passes

Ann Coulter Suggests Creating ‘Death Squads’ if Immigration Reform Passes

by Von Diaz on March 10 2014, 12:29PM

At the recent CPAC convention, Coulter makes several outrageous comments about immigrants and those who support immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW, Politics

Immigration Activist Disrupts Obama Speech in Connecticut

Immigration Activist Disrupts Obama Speech in Connecticut

by Von Diaz on March 6 2014, 4:39PM

The minimum wage increase is no distraction to some immigration reform advocates.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

Senate Blocks Obama's Pick for New Civil Rights Chief

Senate Blocks Obama’s Pick for New Civil Rights Chief

by Brentin Mock on March 5 2014, 1:12PM

Former NAACP LDF attorney Debo Adegbile is blocked on racial grounds.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics, Politics

Why is Jackson on That $20 Bill?

Why is Jackson on That $20 Bill?

by Aura Bogado on March 4 2014, 4:20PM

One writer makes a good case for taking the seventh president off our money.

Topics: Blogs List, Politics

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

by Brentin Mock on March 4 2014, 2:32PM

The budget includes targeted funds for programs to reduce racial disparities in courts and prisons.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Economy, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

Chokwe Lumumba, An Intro For Those Who Didn't Know

Chokwe Lumumba, An Intro For Those Who Didn’t Know

by Carla Murphy on February 28 2014, 12:07PM

How the recently deceased Jackson mayor convinced one Southerner that he was the real deal

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Watch Harry Belafonte and Dream Defenders Talk Civil Rights Play

Watch Harry Belafonte and Dream Defenders Talk Civil Rights

by Jamilah King on February 26 2014, 2:34PM

On the anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder, it’s fitting to have a discussion on what makes up the modern fight for civil rights and justice.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba, 1947-2014 Play

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba, 1947-2014

by Jamilah King on February 26 2014, 11:23AM

The seasoned human rights activist, attorney and mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, passed away last night. He was 66 years old.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Spike Lee Gets Real About Brooklyn's Gentrification

Spike Lee Gets Real About Brooklyn’s Gentrification

by Jamilah King on February 26 2014, 11:04AM

Put simply: Gentrification destroys the character of black neighborhoods, and he’s seen it first hand. Listen.

Topics: Culture, Politics

George Takei Denounces Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill on MSNBC

George Takei Denounces Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill on MSNBC

by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 12:11PM

The state may be heading into another showdown over a controversial law.

Topics: Culture, Politics

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

by Brentin Mock on February 21 2014, 4:33PM

Among the recipients are 17 Latino vets.

Topics: History, National Security, /NOW, Politics

Civil Rights Leaders React to Meeting With Obama Today

Civil Rights Leaders React to Meeting With Obama Today

by Brentin Mock on February 18 2014, 6:25PM

Civil rights leaders pick Obama’s brain on wages and criminal justice reform

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Ten Quotes to Celebrate Audre Lorde's Birthday

Ten Quotes to Celebrate Audre Lorde’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on February 18 2014, 11:35AM

Lorde’s work is useful for understanding the history of black women placing critical pressure on mainstream white feminism.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Report Details Squalid Conditions of Richmond, Calif. Public Housing

Report Details Squalid Conditions of Richmond, Calif. Public Housing

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 3:50PM

The city is home to one of the worst apartment buildings in one of the worst public housing agencies in the country.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

What's Good--and Bad--About the New Voting Rights Act

What’s Good—and Bad—About the New Voting Rights Act

by Brentin Mock on February 13 2014, 7:00AM

The new amendment to the Voting Rights Act explained

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics, Voting Rights Act

AG Holder Calls for Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons

AG Holder Calls for Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons

by Brentin Mock on February 11 2014, 11:00AM

Holder calls for the restoration of voting rights to all who’ve formerly been convicted of felonies.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Politics

'Moral March' in North Carolina Draws Thousands

‘Moral March’ in North Carolina Draws Thousands

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2014, 10:30AM

The Moral March in N. Carolina this weekend touched hearts and nerves, with tens of thousands showing up for justice.

Topics: Voting Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Immigration, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth