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Cory Booker's Moneyed Win

Cory Booker’s Moneyed Win

by Brentin Mock on October 17 2013, 8:12AM

Cory Booker raised lots of money for his Senate race, some of it questionably. But that’s the game, and he played to win.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

U.S. Housing Dept. Takes Hardest Shutdown Hit of All

U.S. Housing Dept. Takes Hardest Shutdown Hit of All

by Brentin Mock on October 11 2013, 1:39PM

HUD is working without 96 percent of its staff, the deepest cuts of any Cabinet department.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW, Politics, Shutdown

Black Lesbian Minister Becomes Dean of Vanderbilt's Divinity School

Black Lesbian Minister Becomes Dean of Vanderbilt’s Divinity School

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:50AM

But some in the religious community aren’t happy about it.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Five SCOTUS Cases Worth Watching

Five SCOTUS Cases Worth Watching

by Brentin Mock on October 9 2013, 7:00AM

The new U.S. Supreme Court session started this month. Here are a few cases with racial justice implications

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Politics

Prominent San Francisco Artist René Yañez Faces Eviction After 30 Years in the Mission

Prominent San Francisco Artist René Yañez Faces Eviction After 30 Years in the Mission

by Jamilah King on October 4 2013, 9:58AM

A campaign is building to help save an artist’s longtime home.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Republican States Cut 'Food Stamps' As Feds Promise Not To

Republican States Cut ‘Food Stamps’ As Feds Promise Not To

by Seth Freed Wessler on October 4 2013, 7:00AM

Republican state lawmakers are looking to do the job that their Beltway comrades won’t be able to: Cut foot stamps from every angle.

Topics: Politics

Labor Department Operating at Just 20 Percent During Shutdown

Labor Department Operating at Just 20 Percent During Shutdown

by Brentin Mock on October 3 2013, 1:56PM

Of the 16,304 people who would normally be working right now at Labor, only 2,954 are currently in effect

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW, Politics, Shutdown

EPA Loses Over 90 Percent of Staff, But Committed to Communities

EPA Loses Over 90 Percent of Staff, But Committed to Communities

by Brentin Mock on October 2 2013, 12:03PM

EPA has lost over 90 percent of its faculty.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Environment, /NOW, Politics, Shutdown

Did Obamacare Crash Your Internet?

Did Obamacare Crash Your Internet?

by Brentin Mock on October 1 2013, 2:40PM

If you tried to shop online today during the rollout of Obamacare’s website, you may have had problems. Here’s why.

Topics: Economy, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics, Shutdown

Civil Rights Division Hit Hard in Justice Dept. Shutdown

Civil Rights Division Hit Hard in Justice Dept. Shutdown

by Brentin Mock on October 1 2013, 2:10PM

Attorney General Eric Holder has a full plate, but will lose much of his capacity to carry out the work due to Congress’ dysfunction.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW, Politics, Shutdown

Holder Now Aims to Sue North Carolina Over Voter ID Law

Holder Now Aims to Sue North Carolina Over Voter ID Law

by Brentin Mock on September 30 2013, 9:45AM

Holder may seek to bail North Carolina back into federal “preclearance” oversight

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Yelp! Joins ALEC Amidst Ongoing Criticism

Yelp! Joins ALEC Amidst Ongoing Criticism

by Von Diaz on September 27 2013, 1:11PM

At least 50 corporations and nonprofits have severed ties with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), but Yelp! is just getting on board.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Government Shutdown: Here We Go, Again

Government Shutdown: Here We Go, Again

by Brentin Mock on September 27 2013, 7:00AM

What’s open and what’s closed when the feds must shut their doors.

Topics: Politics, Shutdown

Nevada GOP Leader: 'Minorities Will Not Turn Out' to Vote in 2014

Nevada GOP Leader: ‘Minorities Will Not Turn Out’ to Vote in 2014

by Brentin Mock on September 26 2013, 11:38AM

Nevada GOP leader also doesn’t like that the Democratic Party has such a diverse tent of followers.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Middle Schooler to Obama Cabinet Member: 'White People Are Taking Over' My Neighborhood

Middle Schooler to Obama Cabinet Member: ‘White People Are Taking Over’ My Neighborhood

by Jamilah King on September 26 2013, 9:35AM

One very perceptive 12-year-old had a lot to say about what’s changing in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Putting a Human Face on Food Stamps

Putting a Human Face on Food Stamps

by Von Diaz on September 25 2013, 7:00AM

If they become law, the House’s $40 billion in food stamp cuts could have grave consequences for some of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S.

Topics: Economy, Politics

'Baby' Veronica Taken from her Family and the Cherokee Nation

‘Baby’ Veronica Taken from her Family and the Cherokee Nation

by Aura Bogado on September 24 2013, 12:39PM

No longer a baby, the four-year-old child is now in the care of an adoptive white couple.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Highlights From Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference

Highlights From Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference

by Brentin Mock on September 23 2013, 2:15PM

African-American Congress members gathered last week to tackle new policies concerning economic inequality, voting rights and criminal justice.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, Environment, /NOW, Politics

Retrial Date Set for Cop in Aiyana Stanley-Jones Death

Retrial Date Set for Cop in Aiyana Stanley-Jones Death

by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 1:03PM

Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley still faces charges of involuntary manslaughter.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Hari Kondabolu Demands TSA Reparations

Hari Kondabolu Demands TSA Reparations

by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 9:16AM

Another reason to watch “Totally Biased.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics