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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

Obama Taps Top Voting Rights Lawyer to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

Obama Taps Top Voting Rights Lawyer to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

by Brentin Mock on November 15 2013, 9:43AM

Attorney who defended the Voting Rights Act bill before the Supreme Court gets nod to head Civil Rights department.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

The Ballot or the Bank

The Ballot or the Bank

by Brentin Mock on November 14 2013, 1:05PM

In the post-Citizens United era, will traditional get-out-the-vote organizing be overshadowed by get-out-the-wallet political action?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Talking Transition: A New Way to Move from One Mayor to the Next

Talking Transition: A New Way to Move from One Mayor to the Next

by Imara Jones on November 14 2013, 10:51AM

Talking Transition seeks to make sure that the voice of everyday people continues to be heard after the next mayor takes office.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Over 106,000 People Enrolled in Obamacare in First Month

Over 106,000 People Enrolled in Obamacare in First Month

by Brentin Mock on November 13 2013, 3:45PM

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services announces how many people have enrolled in the troubled program.

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

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

by Aura Bogado on November 12 2013, 7:00AM

The Onondaga Nation was not allowed to bring claims for stolen land in Upstate New York into court until 1974. Now, it’s been told it waited too long.

Topics: History, Politics