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Activists Rally Around Rosanell Eaton as NC Voter ID Becomes Law

Activists Rally Around Rosanell Eaton as NC Voter ID Becomes Law

by Brentin Mock on August 13 2013, 10:16AM

Yesterday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed what’s been called the most restrictive voter ID bill in the nation into law.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voter Suppression

Baby Veronica's Father Turns Himself in After Refusing to Hand Her Over

Baby Veronica’s Father Turns Himself in After Refusing to Hand Her Over

by Von Diaz on August 13 2013, 10:15AM

Dusten Brown had a warrant out for his arrest after he failed to show up for a court-ordered hearing to deliver Baby Veronica to the couple that wants to adopt her.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Race-Based Claims Thrown Out in Paula Deen Suit

Race-Based Claims Thrown Out in Paula Deen Suit

by Jamilah King on August 13 2013, 10:08AM

A federal judge said that it was not the job of the court to mediate human resources problems.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Three Things to Celebrate on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Three Things to Celebrate on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

by Aura Bogado on August 9 2013, 1:51PM

Today is a great day to think about indigenous peoples, language, treaties, and mapping.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Reasons to Hope on the Voting Rights Act's 48th Anniversary

Reasons to Hope on the Voting Rights Act’s 48th Anniversary

by Brentin Mock on August 6 2013, 12:25PM

Today marks the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, after months of civil rights organizing, sit-ins, bloodshed and deaths compelled the federal government to intervene in the struggle against…

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Florida Congressman: Obamacare Tax on Tanning is 'Racist'

Florida Congressman: Obamacare Tax on Tanning is ‘Racist’

by Brentin Mock on August 5 2013, 4:17PM

Republicans will stop at nothing to tarnish and overturn Obamacare.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Cory Booker Raises Money with Oprah, Misses NAACP Debate

Cory Booker Raises Money with Oprah, Misses NAACP Debate

by Brentin Mock on August 5 2013, 12:09PM

Booker lands Oprah endorsement, but some of New Jersey civil rights leaders are supporting his opponents.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Obama Reassures on Voting Rights Protections

Obama Reassures on Voting Rights Protections

by Brentin Mock on July 30 2013, 11:22AM

President Obama brings Holder and former civil rights division director Thomas Perez to a meeting with civil rights advocates on the Voting Rights Act.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Jay Z's Fight With Harry Belafonte

Jay Z’s Fight With Harry Belafonte

by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 2:48PM

Hova’s confusion on the difference between capitalism and activism.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Politics

DOJ To Sue Texas Under Voting Rights Act 'Bail-In' Provision

DOJ To Sue Texas Under Voting Rights Act ‘Bail-In’ Provision

by Brentin Mock on July 25 2013, 9:52AM

As we reported shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act’s Section Five, Texas could still face “preclearance” — federal review of election changes to ensure disenfranchisement won’t result — under the Section Three “bail-in” provision. Both…

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Obama, Trayvon and the Problem That Won't Be Named

Obama, Trayvon and the Problem That Won’t Be Named

by Aura Bogado on July 22 2013, 8:27AM

The president’s remarks Friday are notable both for what he said and what he omitted.

Topics: Politics, Trayvon Martin

Pa. GOP Chair Credits Voter ID With Cutting Obama Voters

Pa. GOP Chair Credits Voter ID With Cutting Obama Voters

by Brentin Mock on July 17 2013, 4:42PM

Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians lack ID to vote under new law. Republican chair says that was good for his party.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voter Suppression

How Zimmerman's Colorblind Trial Helps the Justice Dept.'s Case

How Zimmerman’s Colorblind Trial Helps the Justice Dept.’s Case

by Brentin Mock on July 17 2013, 12:14PM

States don’t do well prosecuting hate crimes. The Feds are built for it.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Politics, Trayvon Martin

South Carolina's Voting Walking Dead Story Proven Fluke

South Carolina’s Voting Walking Dead Story Proven Fluke

by Brentin Mock on July 12 2013, 2:25PM

South Carolina lawmakers claimed zombies have been voting. An investigation by the state’s law enforcement division proved this wrong.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Farm Bill Passes House Without a Dollar for SNAP Food Assistance

Farm Bill Passes House Without a Dollar for SNAP Food Assistance

by Brentin Mock on July 12 2013, 1:46PM

African American Rep. Corrine Brown teared up as she scolded Republican lawmakers for extracting food stamps from the farm bill, telling them “This is not a game.”

Topics: Food Stamps, /NOW, Politics, Shutdown

NC Redistricting Decision Another Setback for Voting Rights

NC Redistricting Decision Another Setback for Voting Rights

by Brentin Mock on July 10 2013, 3:32PM

A redistricting plan for North Carolina that civil rights activists call racially gerrymandered is upheld by three-judge panel.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

NAACP LDF President Gives Blueprint for Voting Rights in Post-Shelby Nation

NAACP LDF President Gives Blueprint for Voting Rights in Post-Shelby Nation

by Brentin Mock on July 9 2013, 8:59AM

Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund talks about the future of the Voting Rights Act.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Is a Constitutional Right to Vote Attainable?

Is a Constitutional Right to Vote Attainable?

by Brentin Mock on July 5 2013, 9:02AM

If we really want our voting rights protected, say advocates, we need the right enshrined into the Constitution

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Environment, Immigration and Gay Groups Pledge Fight for Civil Rights

Environment, Immigration and Gay Groups Pledge Fight for Civil Rights

by Brentin Mock on July 2 2013, 10:17AM

Environmentalists, marriage equality advocates and immigration law reformists pledge to work together for voting rights.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision Might Not Apply to Texas

SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision Might Not Apply to Texas

by Brentin Mock on June 27 2013, 8:38PM

Texas was one of the first to run wild after the SCOTUS decision on the Voting Rights Act. A racist redistricting plan may lasso it back in.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act