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Watch: The Biggest Stories of 2013 Play

Watch: The Biggest Stories of 2013

by Akiba Solomon on December 12 2013, 12:21PM

Our editors and guests wax reflexive about the most important stories of 2013

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, Media, /NOW, Politics, Schools & Youth

Can Black Republicans Save Their Party Next Year?

Can Black Republicans Save Their Party Next Year?

by Brentin Mock on December 11 2013, 7:00AM

These black Republicans are gunning for Congress in 2014. Will their party back them?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Obama Poses For a Selfie With World Leaders at Nelson Mandela Memorial

Obama Poses For a Selfie With World Leaders at Nelson Mandela Memorial

by Jamilah King on December 10 2013, 3:08PM

But Michelle Obama wasn’t having it.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Anti-Eviction Protestors Block Google Bus in San Francisco

Anti-Eviction Protestors Block Google Bus in San Francisco

by Jamilah King on December 9 2013, 3:28PM

Median rent in San Francisco? $3,414 a month.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Many Uninsured African Americans Will Benefit From Obamacare...but Not in Atlanta

Many Uninsured African Americans Will Benefit From Obamacare…but Not in Atlanta

by Brentin Mock on December 9 2013, 10:00AM

States with highest number of uninsured African Americans include North Carolina and Georgia.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela

A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela

by Barbara Ransby on December 6 2013, 12:30PM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby reflects on the anti-apartheid protests that became some of the defining social movements of the 20th century.

Topics: Global Affairs, History, Mandela's Legacy, Politics

That Time Reagan Vetoed the Anti-Apartheid Act

That Time Reagan Vetoed the Anti-Apartheid Act

by Aura Bogado on December 6 2013, 11:29AM

Watch Desmond Tutu break down how wrong the president was to support South Africa’s racist regime.

Topics: History, /NOW, Politics

He Was My Elder, He Was My Brother

He Was My Elder, He Was My Brother

by Haki Madhubuti on December 6 2013, 11:11AM

Black Arts Movement luminary and Third World Press publisher Haki Madhubuti reflects on Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

Topics: History, Mandela's Legacy, Politics

In Naming What's Racist, Junot Díaz Has to Re-Assert That Yes, He's Dominican

In Naming What’s Racist, Junot Díaz Has to Re-Assert That Yes, He’s Dominican

by Jamilah King on December 6 2013, 10:17AM

Díaz responded with a message on his Facebook page this week.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Mandela, the Unapologetic Radical

Mandela, the Unapologetic Radical

by Vijay Prashad on December 6 2013, 9:50AM

The world’s powerful now mourn an icon, but still avoid facing his politics.

Topics: Global Affairs, Mandela's Legacy, Politics

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

by Jamilah King, Aura Bogado on December 5 2013, 5:10PM

As we remember the iconic freedom fighter’s life and legacy, we’re also taking a look back at where it started. Watch one of his first recorded interviews from 1961.

Topics: Mandela's Legacy, /NOW, Politics

10 Racial Justice Wins For 2013 Play

10 Racial Justice Wins For 2013

by Rinku Sen on December 5 2013, 7:00AM

This has been a big year for the movement. Race Forward’s Rinku Sen brings us through the highlights.

Topics: Politics, Race Forward, Movement

Obama: We Need 'Targeted Initiatives' to Address Racial Economic Inequality

Obama: We Need ‘Targeted Initiatives’ to Address Racial Economic Inequality

by Brentin Mock on December 4 2013, 3:11PM

President Obama says we’ll need initiatives that target communities that have suffered from historical racial discrimination to combat economic inequality.

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

How Black American Voters Feel About The Clintons

How Black American Voters Feel About The Clintons

by Carla Murphy on December 3 2013, 2:27PM

Or, the right way to assess African-American voter perceptions

Topics: /NOW, Politics

There's a Battle Brewing to Stop the Construction of a Huge KKK Monument in Selma

There’s a Battle Brewing to Stop the Construction of a Huge KKK Monument in Selma

by Jamilah King on November 27 2013, 11:52AM

The birthplace of the Civil Rights movement has another battle on its hands.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Obama Looking to Curb Political Activity of Shadowy Social Welfare Nonprofits

Obama Looking to Curb Political Activity of Shadowy Social Welfare Nonprofits

by Brentin Mock on November 26 2013, 3:00PM

Political campaign groups posing as social welfare nonprofits may have some difficulty under new proposed IRS rules

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Five Things to Celebrate About Indian Country

Five Things to Celebrate About Indian Country

by Aura Bogado on November 25 2013, 7:00AM

By investing in everything from language revitalization to humor, Native communities are thriving. You just need to know where to look.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Politics

How Race Shaped the Senate Filibustering Games

How Race Shaped the Senate Filibustering Games

by Brentin Mock on November 22 2013, 1:35PM

Of 13 of Obama’s judicial nominees who’ve been blocked, seven are African-Americans.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Congressman's Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

Congressman’s Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

by Brentin Mock on November 20 2013, 12:00PM

Rep. Radel gets slapped on writs for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don’t get off so easy.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Drug War, Economy, /NOW, Politics

Holder, Unbothered by Impeachment Calls, Announces Millions for Helping Ex-Drug Offenders

Holder, Unbothered by Impeachment Calls, Announces Millions for Helping Ex-Drug Offenders

by Brentin Mock on November 18 2013, 2:56PM

Holder brushes off calls for his impeachment to explain how he’s been helping reduce recidivism.

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