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Shirley Sherrod Finally Sues Andrew Breitbart Over Shady Video

Shirley Sherrod Finally Sues Andrew Breitbart Over Shady Video

by Jamilah King on February 15 2011, 11:35AM

Meanwhile, he attacks the former Agriculture Department employee for what he calls a “reparations” pay out.

Topics: Politics

Haley Barbour's Pro-Immigration Past Catches Up With Him

Haley Barbour’s Pro-Immigration Past Catches Up With Him

by Julianne Hing on February 14 2011, 1:47PM

The GOP presidential aspirant has never been an enforcement hardliner, actually.

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Mississippi Group Pushes for KKK Commemorative License Plates

Mississippi Group Pushes for KKK Commemorative License Plates

by Jamilah King on February 10 2011, 1:17PM

Because Nathan Bedford Forrest wasn’t just a confederate hero and KKK leader. He was a genius, according to supporters.

Topics: History, Politics

13 States Introduce Useless Bills to Ban Sharia Law

13 States Introduce Useless Bills to Ban Sharia Law

by Jamilah King on February 9 2011, 12:01PM

Let the unchecked and unnecessary hysteria continue.

Topics: Politics

Rep. John Lewis Set to Write Civil Rights Graphic Novel

Rep. John Lewis Set to Write Civil Rights Graphic Novel

by Jamilah King on February 8 2011, 12:50PM

The civil rights hero calls the project “a story of involvement.”

Topics: Politics

SF Supervisor Jane Kim Makes Silent Protest

SF Supervisor Jane Kim Makes Silent Protest

by Jamilah King on February 4 2011, 1:42PM

Newly-minted politician refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Topics: Politics

The Real Cost of the GOP's Push for Voter ID Laws

The Real Cost of the GOP’s Push for Voter ID Laws

by Jamilah King on January 31 2011, 3:53PM

Studies show that up to 11 percent of citizens don’t have a photo identification. But why bother with details?

Topics: Politics

Linking Citizens United to Octavia Butler's Science Fiction

Linking Citizens United to Octavia Butler’s Science Fiction

by Jamilah King on January 31 2011, 12:07PM

Activists find inspiration in debate over corporate lobbying.

Topics: Politics

FBI File of NAACP's Benjamin Hooks Reveals Death Threats

FBI File of NAACP’s Benjamin Hooks Reveals Death Threats

by Jamilah King on January 25 2011, 11:50AM

Hooks was both spied on and protected by the FBI.

Topics: Politics

Danny Glover Talks About His Black Power Mixtape Film

Danny Glover Talks About His Black Power Mixtape Film

by Jamilah King on January 25 2011, 11:30AM

The actor breaks down the history of activism that got him to this point.

Topics: Politics

Citizens United, One Year Later

Citizens United, One Year Later

by Jamilah King on January 21 2011, 2:05PM

Get ready. 2012 elections, here we come.

Topics: Politics

Compton Elections Will Go On As Planned

Compton Elections Will Go On As Planned

by Julianne Hing on January 20 2011, 11:40AM

Demographic shifts have led to political rifts between the city’s black and Latino communities.

Topics: Politics

Blacks, Whites Continue to Differ In Opinions About Race Relations

Blacks, Whites Continue to Differ In Opinions About Race Relations

by Julianne Hing on January 19 2011, 2:05PM

Apparently, the opinions of Latinos, Asians, and folks of Middle Eastern descent don’t matter.

Topics: Politics

Compton Latino Residents Sue for Elections Overhaul

Compton Latino Residents Sue for Elections Overhaul

by Julianne Hing on January 18 2011, 2:39PM

A battle between black and brown voters is brewing in Southern California.

Topics: Politics

Cherokee Nation Court Rules in Favor of Descendents of Slaves

Cherokee Nation Court Rules in Favor of Descendents of Slaves

by Jamilah King on January 18 2011, 12:47PM

Court says that descendants of freedman are members, too.

Topics: Politics

Ex-Firefighter Sues to Block Park51 Construction

Ex-Firefighter Sues to Block Park51 Construction

by Jamilah King on January 14 2011, 12:29PM

Lawyers accuse New York City officials of an all-out conspiracy.

Topics: Politics

Rep. Giffords' Shooting Prompts GOP Resignations in Arizona

Rep. Giffords’ Shooting Prompts GOP Resignations in Arizona

by Jamilah King on January 13 2011, 3:50PM

Heated rhetoric is proving toxic for Republicans even without Democrats to blame.

Topics: Politics

GOP's New Conference Tries to Woo Latino Voters

GOP’s New Conference Tries to Woo Latino Voters

by Julianne Hing on January 13 2011, 1:32PM

Republican leaders meet in Miami today to gauge Latino voters’ interests.

Topics: Politics

Rep. Foxx Says Loughner's Ideas

Rep. Foxx Says Loughner’s Ideas “the Liberal of the Liberals”

by Julianne Hing on January 12 2011, 2:54PM

So much for rising above our nation’s heated political rhetoric.

Topics: Politics

Sarah Palin's Latest Campaign Move? End Reality Show

Sarah Palin’s Latest Campaign Move? End Reality Show

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2011, 2:55PM

The former Alaska governor continues her shameless presidential bid.

Topics: Politics