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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

Florida Man Tasered, Arrested for Walking While Black

Florida Man Tasered, Arrested for Walking While Black

by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 11:25AM

It’s still dangerous to be black in Florida.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

One Day in the Life of Sikh Captain America

One Day in the Life of Sikh Captain America

by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 10:59AM

Vishavjit Singh wanted to challenge the way that New Yorkers thought about superheroes. And for one day, he did.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Congress May Fix the Voting Rights Act This Year. Here's Why

Congress May Fix the Voting Rights Act This Year. Here’s Why

by Brentin Mock on September 13 2013, 7:00AM

Wanna bet that Congress restores key functions of the Voting Rights Act before New Years?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Live Chat: High Stakes Activism

Live Chat: High Stakes Activism

by Akiba Solomon on September 10 2013, 10:39AM

Four activists who’ve risked their livelihoods, arrest or personal safety to achieve justice talk about what fuels them.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Politics

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

by Brentin Mock on September 9 2013, 11:28AM

NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund also loses civil rights pillar in attorney Debo Adebile, who is now counsel for the U.S. Senate judiciary committee.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, /NOW, Politics

The Billionaire Mayor's 1 Percent City

The Billionaire Mayor’s 1 Percent City

by Imara Jones on September 9 2013, 10:08AM

The economic policies of outgoing New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg are a study in how to create racial and economic inequity.

Topics: Economic Justice, Politics

Florida Voter Registration Fraud Investigation Comes Up Empty

Florida Voter Registration Fraud Investigation Comes Up Empty

by Brentin Mock on September 4 2013, 3:32PM

Florida Republicans called for investigation into voter fraud that ended up exposing fraud from GOP.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

A Devastatingly Good Read on San Francisco's Gentrification

A Devastatingly Good Read on San Francisco’s Gentrification

by Jamilah King on September 3 2013, 10:00AM

Jasmine Johnson writes of love and loss at Gawker.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Anthony Weiner Brought a Jamaican Accent to This Year's West Indian Day Parade

Anthony Weiner Brought a Jamaican Accent to This Year’s West Indian Day Parade

by Jamilah King on September 3 2013, 9:39AM

Pulling out all the stops.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Report From the March on Washington 50th Anniversary Ceremony

Report From the March on Washington 50th Anniversary Ceremony

by Brentin Mock on August 29 2013, 11:00AM

The highs and the lows of yesterday’s commemoration

Topics: Voting Rights, History, March on Washington, /NOW, Politics

There's an Apartment for Rent, But Black People Need Not Apply

There’s an Apartment for Rent, But Black People Need Not Apply

by Jamilah King on August 28 2013, 11:58AM

A new lawsuit filed in New York’s federal district court alleges racial discrimination.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

What Would It Take To Pass a Voting Rights Amendment? [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

What Would It Take To Pass a Voting Rights Amendment? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Erin Zipper, Brentin Mock on August 28 2013, 7:00AM

Mapping out a constitutional solution to the Supreme Court’s devastating ruling this summer.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act