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Univision to Obama: Explain to Latinos Why You Didn't Keep Immigration Promise [Video]

Univision to Obama: Explain to Latinos Why You Didn’t Keep Immigration Promise [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 2:14PM

Univision’s María Elena Salinas asked President Obama yesterday to explain to Latinos why he didn’t keep his immigration promise to them.

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According to Mitt Romney, God Created the U.S. to Lead the World [Video]

According to Mitt Romney, God Created the U.S. to Lead the World [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 11:42AM

At the second and final “Meet the Candidates” event organized by Univision on Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told news anchor Jorge Ramos the role of the US is to be a leader in freedom among nations.

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President Obama's Three SOTU in Pictures and Wordclouds

President Obama’s Three SOTU in Pictures and Wordclouds

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 11:33AM

A visual look at how the President (and themes) have changed in the past three years.

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First Lady's Box at State of the Union Address and the Model Immigrant Narrative

First Lady’s Box at State of the Union Address and the Model Immigrant Narrative

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 9:33PM

Guest List for the First Lady’s box at the State of the Union Address included an auto worker, a mayor, and a teacher. But when it came to immigrants only extraordinary geniuses made the cut.

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Romney's 'Self-Deportation' Plans Already in Place in Arizona, Alabama

Romney’s ‘Self-Deportation’ Plans Already in Place in Arizona, Alabama

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 12:55PM

They’ve driven immigrants from those states, but at a steep political and economic cost

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

New Jersey Gov. Christie Nominates Openly Gay African-American Man to Supreme Court

by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2012, 5:37PM

On Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie nominated an openly gay African-American Republican mayor and a Korean-American assistant attorney general to the state’s highest court. Kwon would be the first Asian-American to sit on the state Supreme Court, and Harris…

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Will Racist 'Food Stamp' Rhetoric Get Gingrich the Presidency? [Reader Forum]

Will Racist ‘Food Stamp’ Rhetoric Get Gingrich the Presidency? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on January 23 2012, 9:05AM

Newt’s been extra loud with the racist dogwhistle lately. Will it get him elected? Or is it just free advertising for his anti-poor agenda?

Topics: GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich, Politics

Hollywood Unions Blast Google After More Than 7 Million Sign SOPA Petition

Hollywood Unions Blast Google After More Than 7 Million Sign SOPA Petition

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 11:47AM

On Wednesday more than 7 million people in the U.S. signed Google’s petition urging Congress to stop #SOPA and #PIPA, the two bills that would censor the web.

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Here’s the Video of Obama Singing Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Last Night

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 8:45AM

President Obama has officially turned on the charm to get re-elected.

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Obama Re-election Campaign Hires Black Voter Outreach Director

by Jorge Rivas on January 19 2012, 4:07PM

The Obama re-election campaign hired Stefanie Brown to be the African-American Vote Director for the campaign’s Operation Vote outreach effort.

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Gingrich Surges With Old, Familiar Ploy: Racist Attacks on Poor People

Gingrich Surges With Old, Familiar Ploy: Racist Attacks on Poor People

by on January 19 2012, 9:57AM

Newt Gingrich has for decades been the GOP standard bearer in using racial caricatures to demonize poor people. Food stamps were spared for a time, leaving them the last functioning part of the economic safety net. No longer.

Topics: GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich, Politics

Wisconsin Democrats to File 1 million Signatures for Governor Walker Recall

Wisconsin Democrats to File 1 million Signatures for Governor Walker Recall

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 5:15PM

Walker’s decision revealed an important truth: Inequity starts with people of color, but it doesn’t stay there.

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Gingrich Still Thinks Obama is 'Food Stamps President'

Gingrich Still Thinks Obama is ‘Food Stamps President’

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 10:22AM

At Sunday’s Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate, Newt Gingrich got a standing ovation from the audience after he challenged moderator Juan Williams by saying he stood by his racially loaded statements about the president and “really poor children in really poor neighborhoods.”

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW, Politics

How to Be a Racial Justice Hero, on MLK Day and All Year Long Infographic

How to Be a Racial Justice Hero, on MLK Day and All Year Long

by Hatty Lee, Terry Keleher on January 16 2012, 10:26AM

Martin Luther King, Jr., isn’t the only racial justice hero—you can be one too. Simply drill down on your daily routine, ask some basic questions about equity in the institutions you engage and deploy your own hero powers to fight for it.

Topics: MLK Day, Politics

A Tumblr With Racist Political Ads, Sorted by Who They're Racist Against

A Tumblr With Racist Political Ads, Sorted by Who They’re Racist Against

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 4:55PM

A Tumblr that launched recently collects racist, sexist and homophobic political ads, and organizes them neatly for you by who the ad is “racist against.”

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Lawyer Hired by South Carolina: DOJ is Biased Against Whites

Lawyer Hired by South Carolina: DOJ is Biased Against Whites

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2012, 10:28AM

The battle over Voter ID laws continues.

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Obama's Feeling His Power Lately. What Else Can He Do With It?

Obama’s Feeling His Power Lately. What Else Can He Do With It?

by Shani O. Hilton on January 11 2012, 9:58AM

In 2012, President Obama has discovered the power of his office—he’s taken three big executive actions that are just the sort justice advocates have been begging for all along. What else could he do before Election Day?

Topics: Politics

Cecilia Muñoz, Obama's Liaison to Latinos, Gets a Big Promotion

Cecilia Muñoz, Obama’s Liaison to Latinos, Gets a Big Promotion

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 3:20PM

Some civil right groups are praising the move but Muñoz also faces criticism because of the Obama administration’s record number of deportations.

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Why the GOP's Spectacular Collapse Isn't Good for Social Justice

Why the GOP’s Spectacular Collapse Isn’t Good for Social Justice

by Kai Wright on January 10 2012, 10:41AM

Elections are for incumbents all about accountability for the choices they’ve made. And the Obama camp desperately needs a reality check with the reformist voters who bought into it’s message of change four years ago.

Topics: GOP Primary, Kai Wright, Politics

Calling Asians Racist Slurs on Fast Food Receipts is Now a National Trend

Calling Asians Racist Slurs on Fast Food Receipts is Now a National Trend

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 2:11PM

The first two incidents happened in Irvine, Calif., now a woman in NYC received a receipt calling her ‘lady chinky eyes.’

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