by Aura Bogado on August 9 2013, 1:51PM
Today is a great day to think about indigenous peoples, language, treaties, and mapping.
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…
by Brentin Mock on August 5 2013, 4:17PM
Republicans will stop at nothing to tarnish and overturn Obamacare.
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.
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…
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.
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.
by Brentin Mock on July 17 2013, 12:14PM
States don’t do well prosecuting hate crimes. The Feds are built for it.
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.”
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.
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.
by Brentin Mock on July 2 2013, 10:17AM
Environmentalists, marriage equality advocates and immigration law reformists pledge to work together for voting rights.
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.
by Brentin Mock on June 26 2013, 2:59PM
State Sen. Elbert Lee Guillory, an African American legislator for Louisiana, was elated yesterday that the Supreme Court neutralized the Section Five provision of the Voting Rights Act. In a message sent last evening from his Facebook account, Sen. Guillory…