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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

Sheriff's Thoughtful Remarks On Gifford's Shooting Spark Debate

Sheriff’s Thoughtful Remarks On Gifford’s Shooting Spark Debate

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2011, 12:11PM

It’s not the first time Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has taken a bold stance against bigotry in the state.

Topics: Politics

GOP Attack on Health Care Reform Is a Fight Against Racial Justice

GOP Attack on Health Care Reform Is a Fight Against Racial Justice

by Jamilah King on January 7 2011, 4:35PM

Republicans are attacking a bill that could take us one step closer to health equity.

Topics: Health, Politics

The Constitution Is Just Words, Until We Give Them Meaning

The Constitution Is Just Words, Until We Give Them Meaning

by Dom Apollon on January 7 2011, 10:59AM

And all the tea party-inspired grandstanding in the world won’t change that fact, says Dom Apollon.

Topics: Politics

Allen West Becomes First Republican to Join Black Caucus Since 1996

Allen West Becomes First Republican to Join Black Caucus Since 1996

by Jamilah King on January 6 2011, 3:30PM

And he still doesn’t think hiring a chief of staff who advocated hanging undocumented immigrants was all that bad.

Topics: Politics

Allen West and Tim Scott Don't Bring GOP Closer to Black Caucus

Allen West and Tim Scott Don’t Bring GOP Closer to Black Caucus

by Jamilah King on January 5 2011, 12:48PM

As black Republicans, both lawmakers force both parties to ask new questions.

Topics: Politics

In South Carolina,

In South Carolina, “Coon Hunting” Is Real

by Jamilah King on January 4 2011, 12:45PM

And soon, residents may have the license plates to prove it.

Topics: Politics

Even California Republicans Don't Want an SB-1070 of Their Own

Even California Republicans Don’t Want an SB-1070 of Their Own

by Julianne Hing on December 7 2010, 5:14PM

GOP strategist and Meg Whitman advisor says it’s “counterproductive to the future of the party.”

Topics: Immigration, Politics