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Justice Department to Begin Collecting Racial Profiling Data

Justice Department to Begin Collecting Racial Profiling Data

by Brentin Mock on April 28 2014, 1:00PM

The Justice Department will start tabulating stop-and-frisk frequency and racial bias.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Politics

Meet the Preacher Behind

Meet the Preacher Behind “Moral Mondays” in NC

by Carla Murphy on April 16 2014, 10:01AM

Rev William Barber is inspiring a lot of people

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Following Lumumba's Death, Jackson, Miss. Votes Today

Following Lumumba’s Death, Jackson, Miss. Votes Today

by Carla Murphy on April 8 2014, 9:31AM

Will the new mayor continue Chokwe Lumumba’s progressive legacy?

Topics: /NOW, Politics

FBI Arrests Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

FBI Arrests Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

by Brentin Mock on March 26 2014, 3:16PM

Charlotte mayor is facing a lot of years for bribery and extortion charges.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

by Brentin Mock on March 26 2014, 2:40PM

If you started purchasing Obamacare through the website, but didn’t complete by March 31, no worries … ‘til April.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, Obamacare, Politics, Politics

Is It Time To Finally Stick a Fork In the Tea Party?

Is It Time To Finally Stick a Fork In the Tea Party?

by Brentin Mock on March 20 2014, 2:53PM

Tea Party may be down, but not out.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

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