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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

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