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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

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