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Frustrated Latino Voters Consider Tequila Party

Frustrated Latino Voters Consider Tequila Party

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2010, 1:02PM

Kinda like the Tea Party. But not really.

Topics: Politics

Kamala Harris Win Rounds Out Dem Sweep of Cali

Kamala Harris Win Rounds Out Dem Sweep of Cali

by Jamilah King on November 29 2010, 12:25AM

Looks like there’s still hope for democrats.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Politics

Woman Who Confronted Obama Now Out of a Job

Woman Who Confronted Obama Now Out of a Job

by Jamilah King on November 28 2010, 11:16PM

Velma Hart infamously told the president that she’s tired of defending him.

Topics: Politics

Giving Thanks for Racial Justice Victories. Yes, We've Got Some!

Giving Thanks for Racial Justice Victories. Yes, We’ve Got Some!

by Tammy Johnson on November 24 2010, 10:13AM

Tammy Johnson remembers there are reasons to celebrate, too.

Topics: Politics

Asian and Latinos Voters Keep Pollsters Guessing

Asian and Latinos Voters Keep Pollsters Guessing

by Julianne Hing on November 23 2010, 9:35AM

Neither party can take these powerful voting blocs for granted.

Topics: Politics

Senate Finally Votes to Pay Black and Native Farmers

Senate Finally Votes to Pay Black and Native Farmers

by Jamilah King on November 23 2010, 9:02AM

It took nearly three decades, but the payout is among the largest civil rights settlements in history.

Topics: Politics

Maxine Waters Questions Strength of Ethics Charges

Maxine Waters Questions Strength of Ethics Charges

by Jamilah King on November 22 2010, 8:03AM

The House ethics committee has canceled the lawmaker’s public trial.

Topics: Politics

Rep. Rangel Faces Censure, Blames Media

Rep. Rangel Faces Censure, Blames Media

by Jamilah King on November 19 2010, 2:16PM

The Harlem lawmaker still professes his innocence.

Topics: Politics

Meg Whitman Still Owes Housekeeper Money

Meg Whitman Still Owes Housekeeper Money

by Jamilah King on November 17 2010, 11:45AM

After her failed bid for California governor, the millionaire must respond to claims that she owes her housekeeper unpaid wages.

Topics: Politics

Charlie Rangel Convicted Of Ethics Violations

Charlie Rangel Convicted Of Ethics Violations

by Jamilah King on November 16 2010, 12:40PM

The Harlem lawmaker now faces punishment.

Topics: Politics

Arizona Reminds Residents Not to Drink From Toilets

Arizona Reminds Residents Not to Drink From Toilets

by Jamilah King on November 11 2010, 1:13PM

The state that’s leading the nation in regressive policy needs a basic reminder in civility.

Topics: Politics

Prop 107: The Latest Chapter in Arizona's Right Wing Takeover

Prop 107: The Latest Chapter in Arizona’s Right Wing Takeover

by Julianne Hing on November 10 2010, 5:07PM

Thought SB 1070 was bad? Check out the state’s new affirmative action ban. And there’s more to come.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Politics

Screw the Midterms! We Need a People's Revolution

Screw the Midterms! We Need a People’s Revolution

by Roberto Lovato on November 8 2010, 4:29PM

Roberto Lovato says corporations have corrupted electoral politics. The good news is last week opens the door to real, people-driven revolution.

Topics: Election: Now What?, Politics

America's Millions of Disenfranchised, Largely Black Voters Infographic

America’s Millions of Disenfranchised, Largely Black Voters

by Hatty Lee, Jamilah King on November 2 2010, 5:21PM

Black men have lost voting rights to criminal justice at a rate seven times that of the national average.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Politics

The Most Racist Campaign in Decades, and What It Demands of Us

The Most Racist Campaign in Decades, and What It Demands of Us

by Rinku Sen on October 28 2010, 10:41AM

ColorLines Publisher Rinku Sen puts the frightful past two years of political discourse in context.

Topics: Election: Now What?, Politics

Ariz. Rep. Grijalva Gets Package Covered in Swastikas and Powder

Ariz. Rep. Grijalva Gets Package Covered in Swastikas and Powder

by Julianne Hing on October 22 2010, 12:53PM

He’s been no stranger to violent threats since opposing the state’s immigrant-profiling law.

Topics: Politics

No, Anita Hill Will Not Apologize to Clarence Thomas' Wife

No, Anita Hill Will Not Apologize to Clarence Thomas’ Wife

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2010, 1:10PM

But she will call the cops if Virginia Thomas doesn’t stay off her voicemail.

Topics: Politics

Feds Deport Immigrants for Meeting Civic Ideal Citizens Ignore

Feds Deport Immigrants for Meeting Civic Ideal Citizens Ignore

by on October 19 2010, 5:45PM

And conservatives latch onto it as belated proof of their long-standing claims of voter fraud.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration, Politics

The Utterly Crazy Things Would-Be Sen. Sharron Angle Says

The Utterly Crazy Things Would-Be Sen. Sharron Angle Says

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2010, 5:06PM

Sure, she’s fond of racism and xenophobia. But why stop there?

Topics: 2010 Elections, Politics

Are Arizona's Latino Voters Apathetic?

Are Arizona’s Latino Voters Apathetic?

by Jamilah King on October 13 2010, 5:20PM

Organizers in the states say that voters are more galvanized than ever before.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Politics