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The 'Congressional Theater' of Peter King's Muslim Hearings

The ‘Congressional Theater’ of Peter King’s Muslim Hearings

by Shani O. Hilton on March 11 2011, 11:00AM

Democrats argue King’s probe of “radicalization” in Muslim American communities is both useless and dangerous.

Topics: National Security, Politics

Dingell to Peter King: Don't Become the Next McCarthy

Dingell to Peter King: Don’t Become the Next McCarthy

by Shani O. Hilton on March 10 2011, 12:31PM

Homeland Security hearings into the “radicalization” of Muslim Americans begin with push back from Democratic lawmakers.

Topics: National Security, Politics

Census: California's Latino and Asian Populations On the Rise

Census: California’s Latino and Asian Populations On the Rise

by Jorge Rivas on March 9 2011, 4:50PM

Big changes could be in store for the state’s political landscape.

Topics: Politics

Shirley Sherrod: Moving Past Colorblind, Toward the End of Racism

Shirley Sherrod: Moving Past Colorblind, Toward the End of Racism

by Shirley Sherrod on March 8 2011, 10:00AM

Having battled racism all my life, I have to wonder how this wonderful nation can overcome its obsession with skin color.

Topics: Politics

Foreclosed Families Descend on Capitol to Make Wall Street Pay

Foreclosed Families Descend on Capitol to Make Wall Street Pay

by Shani O. Hilton on March 8 2011, 9:43AM

Protestors call for the jailing of Wall Street bankers.

Topics: Politics

Government Shutdown Delayed, But Budget's Effects Still Uncertain

Government Shutdown Delayed, But Budget’s Effects Still Uncertain

by Shani O. Hilton on March 3 2011, 5:06PM

Nothing that’s currently on the table bodes especially well for the poor and folks of color.

Topics: Politics

Who's Behind the GOP's Anti-Sharia Law Crusade? A White Supremacist

Who’s Behind the GOP’s Anti-Sharia Law Crusade? A White Supremacist

by Jamilah King on March 3 2011, 1:32PM

David Yerushalmi doesn’t just hate Muslims. He hates everyone who’s not white.

Topics: Politics

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2011, 4:00PM

Members call the GOP’s tactics to divide communities of color on immigration as “abhorrent and repulsive.”

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee 'Misspoke' About Obama and Kenya

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee ‘Misspoke’ About Obama and Kenya

by Jamilah King on March 2 2011, 1:39PM

But the drive to paint the president as a dangerous ‘other’ won’t stop any time soon.

Topics: Politics

Texas Group Offers Scholarships Exclusively for White Males

Texas Group Offers Scholarships Exclusively for White Males

by Jamilah King on March 2 2011, 12:11PM

Let the pity party begin.

Topics: Politics

Grim Budget Looks Especially Bleak for Folks of Color

Grim Budget Looks Especially Bleak for Folks of Color

by Shani O. Hilton on February 25 2011, 1:46PM

Policy experts say from prisons to social services, the folks who have the least can expect to lose the most.

Topics: Politics

Justice Department Won't Defend Federal Same Sex Marriage Ban

Justice Department Won’t Defend Federal Same Sex Marriage Ban

by Shani O. Hilton on February 23 2011, 3:15PM

It’s a major reversal in the administration’s previously tentative posturing.

Topics: Politics

Malcolm X's Fearless Commitment to Freedom 46 Years Later

Malcolm X’s Fearless Commitment to Freedom 46 Years Later

by Jamilah King on February 21 2011, 1:42PM

It’s been 46 years since he was shot and killed.

Topics: Politics

Showdown in Wisconsin: Round Up of Reporting on Union Fight

Showdown in Wisconsin: Round Up of Reporting on Union Fight

by Raquel Brown on February 18 2011, 5:55PM

Thousands swarm the Capitol to fight back as new GOP Gov. Scott Walker tries to end collective bargaining for public workers.

Topics: Economy, Politics, Wisconsin

GOP Moves to Strip Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

GOP Moves to Strip Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

by Shani O. Hilton on February 18 2011, 4:33PM

The right wing attack on women heats up.

Topics: Health, Planned Parenthood, Politics

Thousands Protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Anti-Union Attack

Thousands Protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Anti-Union Attack

by Jamilah King on February 17 2011, 1:19PM

The newly-elected governor that progressives feared is making good on his promises to do away with worker’s rights.

Topics: Politics

Hisaye Yamamoto, and Japanese Internment During WWII

Hisaye Yamamoto, and Japanese Internment During WWII

by Thoai Lu on February 17 2011, 11:45AM

February 19 marks the anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order to imprison thousands of Japanese Americans.

Topics: Politics

Gov. Haley Barbour Refuses to Denounce KKK License Plates

Gov. Haley Barbour Refuses to Denounce KKK License Plates

by Jamilah King on February 16 2011, 4:50PM

Now let’s all hope he doesn’t try his hand at a giving a so-called “race” speech.

Topics: Politics

Congressional Black Caucus

Congressional Black Caucus “Cannot Accept” Obama Budget Cuts

by Shani O. Hilton on February 16 2011, 12:45PM

Members say the real deficit trouble is December’s tax cut deal, not vital poverty and development programs.

Topics: Politics

John Lewis Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

John Lewis Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

by Thoai Lu on February 16 2011, 12:20PM

The Georgia lawmaker and civil rights hero gets the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Topics: Politics