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$327 Million for Women's Health Will Shut Down Government, Say Dems

$327 Million for Women’s Health Will Shut Down Government, Say Dems

by Shani O. Hilton on April 8 2011, 3:27PM

None of that money goes to fund abortion, but it does fund reproductive health for poor women of color.

Topics: Planned Parenthood, Politics

A Picture of America's Changing Demographics

A Picture of America’s Changing Demographics

by Asraa Mustufa on April 7 2011, 2:29PM

Center for American Progress has some compelling graphics on the Census 2010 data that’s got folks buzzing about diversity.

Topics: Politics

Obama Can Save Government by Reviving His 2008 Mastery of Values

Obama Can Save Government by Reviving His 2008 Mastery of Values

by Kai Wright on April 7 2011, 11:54AM

The president once argued the budget was a values-based document. Now, he’s all about process over purpose.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

As Budget Battle Climaxes, Civil Rights Groups Tally Potential Damage

As Budget Battle Climaxes, Civil Rights Groups Tally Potential Damage

by Shani O. Hilton on April 5 2011, 3:28PM

Marian Wright Edelman: “This is the most dangerous time for black children since slavery.”

Topics: Politics

Bell Curve Author Charles Murray Talks White America on MLK Anniversary

Bell Curve Author Charles Murray Talks White America on MLK Anniversary

by Asraa Mustufa on April 5 2011, 1:42PM

The American Enterprise Institute doesn’t shy away from high-profile, conservative speakers.

Topics: Politics

Another Budget Deadline Approaches, Poor People Still Screwed

Another Budget Deadline Approaches, Poor People Still Screwed

by Shani O. Hilton on April 4 2011, 1:33PM

Congress has until Friday to decide whether to scapegoat struggling families by a lot, or just a little.

Topics: Economy, Politics

Manning Marable: Scholar, Activist, Visionary

Manning Marable: Scholar, Activist, Visionary

by Jamilah King on April 4 2011, 12:11PM

Remembering the life’s work of a great mind dedicated to racial and economic justice.

Topics: Politics

CBC Marks 40th Anniversary With

CBC Marks 40th Anniversary With “Substantive” Talks With Obama

by Shani O. Hilton on March 31 2011, 6:29PM

But it’s not clear exactly what substance they hashed out.

Topics: Politics

GOP Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain Buys Into Anti-Sharia Hysteria

GOP Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain Buys Into Anti-Sharia Hysteria

by Asraa Mustufa on March 31 2011, 11:40AM

The former pizza company CEO stands by his comments that Muslim Americans are “not totally dedicated” to the U.S.

Topics: Politics

Sen. Durbin Holds Hearing on Threats to Muslim Civil Rights

Sen. Durbin Holds Hearing on Threats to Muslim Civil Rights

by Shani O. Hilton on March 29 2011, 4:38PM

Assistant attorney general Thomas Perez vows to use “every tool in our arsenal” to fight anti-Muslim discrimination.

Topics: Politics

John Stossel: No Group's Been Helped More By Gov't Than American Indians

John Stossel: No Group’s Been Helped More By Gov’t Than American Indians

by Shani O. Hilton on March 24 2011, 2:04PM

Yes, he’s serious.

Topics: Politics

One Year Later, People of Color Are Health Reform's Strongest Backers

One Year Later, People of Color Are Health Reform’s Strongest Backers

by Shani O. Hilton on March 23 2011, 4:59PM

They’re also the ones who stand to lose the most if the GOP effort to repeal or defund it succeeds.

Topics: Health, Politics

Juan Williams: 'I Get Nervous Walking Past Young Black Men'

Juan Williams: ‘I Get Nervous Walking Past Young Black Men’

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2011, 1:26PM

Is there anyone he isn’t afraid of?

Topics: Politics

Juan Williams Says It's Time to Defund NPR

Juan Williams Says It’s Time to Defund NPR

by Jamilah King on March 21 2011, 12:12PM

And forget journalism. His beef is deeply personal.

Topics: Politics

Why Wisconsin GOP Is Keen on Voter IDs

Why Wisconsin GOP Is Keen on Voter IDs

by Kai Wright on March 18 2011, 2:05PM

Jeff Chang points out it’s because youth organizing was so key for Wisc. Dems from 2004 to 2008.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

Wisconsin Leads on 2012 Campaign Tricks with Voter ID Law

Wisconsin Leads on 2012 Campaign Tricks with Voter ID Law

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2011, 10:20AM

Dozens of states are already gearing up efforts to surpress voting among people of color and youth.

Topics: Politics, Wisconsin

Obama Gears Up for a Gun Fight, but Doesn't Fire on Race

Obama Gears Up for a Gun Fight, but Doesn’t Fire on Race

by Shani O. Hilton on March 17 2011, 6:30PM

Race is conspicuously missing from a growing D.C. conversation about gun violence.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Politics

From ACORN to NPR: We Rate O'Keefe's Fake, Sadly Effective Stings

From ACORN to NPR: We Rate O’Keefe’s Fake, Sadly Effective Stings

by Channing Kennedy on March 16 2011, 5:24PM

No matter how badly he bungles it, his so-called journalism keeps getting the smear-job done.

Topics: Media, Politics

Herman Cain Wants To Lead After

Herman Cain Wants To Lead After “This First Black President Thing”

by Thoai Lu on March 15 2011, 1:28PM

So who is this guy? The latest GOP primary sideshow.

Topics: Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison's Tearful Defense of Muslim American Patriots

Rep. Keith Ellison’s Tearful Defense of Muslim American Patriots

by Kai Wright on March 11 2011, 11:22AM

Here’s video of Ellison’s testimony at Peter King’s Muslim “radicalization” hearing.

Topics: Kai Wright, National Security, Politics