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.
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.”
by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2012, 10:28AM
The battle over Voter ID laws continues.
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?
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.
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.
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.’
by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 12:30PM
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on Monday made it clear he needs to win the Latino vote to get to the White House.
by Hatty Lee on January 9 2012, 9:30AM
INFOGRAPHIC: New Hampshire voters proudly play a crucial role in shaping national politics. Hatty Lee draws a picture of just how far the state comes from representing the whole nation.
by Victor Goode on January 9 2012, 8:58AM
As the Supreme Court prepares to take on a slate of big, history-shaping cases, the most weighty question is which justices will—or won’t—get to decide the outcome. Victor Goode explains the ethics fight that’s not going away any time soon.
by Akiba Solomon on January 6 2012, 9:17AM
Between the Iowa caucuses and the resurgence of Personhood Mississippi, the reproductive health rights terrain has gotten rougher. Are we ready to navigate it?
by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 2:43PM
Insiders say Obama’s recent appointments may give the country’s largest labor union the necessary cover to endorse President Obama.
by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 12:28PM
And he’s not letting go of the 9-9-9 plan.
by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 12:54PM
The overwhelmingly white voters today will choose which candidates the country will have to consider seriously.
by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 12:58PM
Mitt Romney says he’ll veto the DREAM Act but he is, however, delighted about giving immigrants a path to permanent residency if they serve the military.
by Terry Keleher on December 23 2011, 9:29AM
Dear President Obama, I’m no longer expecting miracles. And I know it’s gonna take a whole movement to raise some real hope and change. But in the spirit of the season, I’m just making my wishes clear.
by Kai Wright on December 22 2011, 1:55PM
Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrenner told a church gathering that Michelle Obama’s butt is too big, so she has no right leading an anti-obesity campaign. Seriousy.
by Jamilah King on December 22 2011, 9:56AM
Operatives from both parties will be courting young voters in 2012, but it’s crucial to understand what drives young people to political action in the first place.