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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

Colin Powell Talks Race, March on Washington and Voter ID

Colin Powell Talks Race, March on Washington and Voter ID

by Brentin Mock on August 26 2013, 9:28AM

Colin Powell says President Obama needs to step up race discussion.

Topics: Voting Rights, March on Washington, /NOW, Politics, Trayvon Martin

'One Man, One Vote' a Major Theme at March on Washington Anniversary

‘One Man, One Vote’ a Major Theme at March on Washington Anniversary

by Brentin Mock on August 26 2013, 8:00AM

The call to strengthen voting rights was a prominent feature of the 50th anniversary rally.

Topics: Voting Rights, March on Washington, Politics

Necessary Tension Around Obama at March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Necessary Tension Around Obama at March on Washington 50th Anniversary

by Brentin Mock on August 23 2013, 4:04PM

Looking at the blurred lines between Barack Obama and Martin Luther King.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics

Colin Powell To N. Carolina Gov.: Your Voter ID Law Punishes Minorities

Colin Powell To N. Carolina Gov.: Your Voter ID Law Punishes Minorities

by Brentin Mock on August 22 2013, 4:52PM

Powell reads North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, calls BS on his voter fraud claims.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Shadowing the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Shadowing the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

by Brentin Mock on August 22 2013, 3:00PM

A look inside the promotion and planning of the unofficial March for Jobs and Justice in Washington, D.C.

Topics: March on Washington, Politics

Attorney General Holder Will Sue Texas Over Voter ID Law

Attorney General Holder Will Sue Texas Over Voter ID Law

by Brentin Mock on August 22 2013, 2:05PM

Eric Holder delivers a two-fisted lawsuit to Texas today over its voter ID and redistricting plans.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

A Tale of Two (or Three) Marches in Washington, D.C.

A Tale of Two (or Three) Marches in Washington, D.C.

by Brentin Mock on August 21 2013, 2:27PM

Sorting out the events honoring the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Topics: March on Washington, /NOW, Politics

[Postponed] Live Chat: Moving Toward the Dream

[Postponed] Live Chat: Moving Toward the Dream

by Kai Wright on August 21 2013, 12:27PM

News editor Aura Bogado talks with organizers from the Dream Defenders, Moral Mondays and Dream 9 about a new era of direct action.

Topics: March on Washington, Politics

The Return of Direct Action

The Return of Direct Action

by Dani McClain on August 21 2013, 7:00AM

From the Dream Defenders to the Dream 9, the spirit of the March on Washington lives on in youth-led direct action and strategic protest.

Topics: March on Washington, Politics

What's On Your 'Black Power is For Men' Booklist?

What’s On Your ‘Black Power is For Men’ Booklist?

by Jamilah King on August 20 2013, 10:59AM

Cultural critic Mark Anthony Neal took a discussion about race and feminism offline by putting together a list of seminal books on the topic. What would you add?

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Building a New Racial Justice Movement

Building a New Racial Justice Movement

by Rinku Sen on August 20 2013, 8:22AM

Creating a multiracial movement for justice requires more than slapping the word “new” in front of “civil rights movement.”

Topics: March on Washington, Politics, Movement

Mayor Bloomberg's Parody Black Son is on Twitter

Mayor Bloomberg’s Parody Black Son is on Twitter

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2013, 4:40PM

It’s not an Afro—he just inherited his dad’s ego.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Obama Will Emphasize Class and Race at March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Obama Will Emphasize Class and Race at March on Washington 50th Anniversary

by Brentin Mock on August 19 2013, 11:20AM

Over the weekend, The Washington Post presented a preview of President Obama’s speech at the upcoming 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which they report will strongly emphasize economic inequality problems, even more so than…

Topics: /NOW, Politics

More Cheesesteak, Less Hate

More Cheesesteak, Less Hate

by Aura Bogado on August 16 2013, 1:10PM

A Philly cheesesteak at Joe’s comes with a side of justice.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Advocates Praise FCC's Decision to Lower Prison Phone Rates

Advocates Praise FCC’s Decision to Lower Prison Phone Rates

by Jamilah King on August 16 2013, 12:49PM

After ten years, the FCC finally acted.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Artur Davis Wants Voting Rights Restored for Former Felony Offenders

Artur Davis Wants Voting Rights Restored for Former Felony Offenders

by Brentin Mock on August 16 2013, 11:20AM

Is the former congressman who once supported voter ID laws changing his tune?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary Easily, Despite Criticism

Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary Easily, Despite Criticism

by Brentin Mock on August 14 2013, 11:48AM

Moderation seems the unavoidable tax for African-American Democratic candidates looking to win statewide offices in states like New Jersey.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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