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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

Melissa Harris Perry Talks With Harry Belafonte About Activism

Melissa Harris Perry Talks With Harry Belafonte About Activism

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 12:02PM

You can tune in and watch the whole thing live at 6:30pm EST.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Why I'd Rather Hear Eric Holder Deliver the State of the Union Tonight

Why I’d Rather Hear Eric Holder Deliver the State of the Union Tonight

by Brentin Mock on January 28 2014, 1:46PM

What issue has Obama been addressing inadequately that Holder has confronted more forcefully?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, State of the Union, Voting Rights Act

Michigan GOP Official: 'Herd All the Indians'

Michigan GOP Official: ‘Herd All the Indians’

by Aura Bogado on January 22 2014, 11:50AM

Turn Detroit into a reservation, “then throw in the blankets and corn,” says L. Brooks Patterson.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Florida State House Candidate Wants Obama Lynched

Florida State House Candidate Wants Obama Lynched

by Brentin Mock on January 22 2014, 8:58AM

His campaign strategy is to win voters by calling for Obama’s death.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Florida's Upcoming Race-Tested Special Election

Florida’s Upcoming Race-Tested Special Election

by Brentin Mock on January 22 2014, 7:00AM

The March 11 Florida race for an empty congressional seat will be a sign of the political and racial temperatures in the state.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

My Debt to Dr. King

My Debt to Dr. King

by Scot Nakagawa on January 20 2014, 7:00AM

An Asian-American writer reflects the lasting legacy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

Topics: History, MLK Day, Politics

Pennsylvania Voter ID Ruled 'Unnecessarily' Burdensome, Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania Voter ID Ruled ‘Unnecessarily’ Burdensome, Unconstitutional

by Brentin Mock on January 17 2014, 2:16PM

Judge blocks voter ID law, but not on grounds that it is racially discriminatory, oddly.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, Voter Suppression

The Voting Rights Act Fix is In

The Voting Rights Act Fix is In

by Brentin Mock on January 16 2014, 2:50PM

Civil rights group are giving the bill some side-eye for failing to recognize voter ID laws.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

'The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975' is Coming to You in Book Format

‘The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975’ is Coming to You in Book Format

by Jamilah King on January 15 2014, 12:06PM

You can pre-order your copy on Amazon.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Why Are Conservatives Hating On Obama's Navigators?

Why Are Conservatives Hating On Obama’s Navigators?

by Brentin Mock on January 14 2014, 10:00AM

Obamacare includes a program that employs people to help connect hard-to-reach, uninsured citizens to healthcare resources. What’s wrong with that?

Topics: Voting Rights, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

Where is the Racial Data on Obamacare Enrollees?

Where is the Racial Data on Obamacare Enrollees?

by Brentin Mock on January 13 2014, 11:05AM

Is anyone tracking how many people of color signed up for Obamacare?

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

Millionaires Club in Congress Presides Over Additional Food Stamp Cuts

Millionaires Club in Congress Presides Over Additional Food Stamp Cuts

by Carla Murphy on January 10 2014, 4:19PM

$9 billion in cuts expected to hit up to a million people in 15 states

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

by Brentin Mock on January 8 2014, 9:38AM

Civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile goes up against Senate conservatives today who may grill him about representing Mumia Abu Jamal

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

State Legislators to Watch in 2014

State Legislators to Watch in 2014

by Brentin Mock on January 7 2014, 7:00AM

A magazine publishes a list of state legislators to watch and it actually looks like America.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Why Is the GOP Honoring the Repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act?

Why Is the GOP Honoring the Repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act?

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2013, 3:05PM

Wednesday was the 70th anniversary of the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Topics: /NOW, Politics