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Election Day Roundup

by Jonathan Adams on November 4 2008, 5:10PM

Race & Election Roundup Interviews with voters and Obama phonebank workers in Oakland, CA, on the morning of November 4, 2008, on the subject of race and the election. Notes on an Election Part 1 and Part 2 tjohnson checks…


Watch the GRITtv Election Day Webcast

by Jonathan Adams on November 4 2008, 9:00AM

Today on GRITtv, in collaboration with The Nation, AlterNet, Brave New Films, Afro-Netizen, looks back at the historic campaign, at voting right’s issues, and ahead to what the progressive movement has learned during this very long political season….

Topics: Video & Multimedia

Racewire Covers an Historic Election

by Jonathan Adams on November 4 2008, 6:44AM

It seems like we’ve been covering the 2008 election since the start of Racewire. From Barack Obama’s blackness to questions of race vs. gender, challenges to voting rights, and dog-whistle racism, this has been a long road. But, our…


Sarah Palin Knows How You Feel, Black Man

by Jonathan Adams on November 4 2008, 3:39AM

Topics: Video & Multimedia

Before you wear that racist halloween costume…

by Jonathan Adams on October 31 2008, 2:56PM

H/T AngryAsianMan I know many people are already excitedly planning their costumes for this year’s Halloween celebrations, so I thought we could provide a guide to help: How To Not Dress Like a Racist on Halloween 1. Don’t paint…


GRITtv Roundtable on the Last Days of the Campaign

by Jonathan Adams on October 31 2008, 12:47PM

Hendrik Hertzberg, Senior Editor and Staff Writer of the New Yorker; Roberto Lovato, Associate Editor at New America Media and contributor to The Nation; and Chris Rabb, Founder & Chief Evangelist for Afro-Netizen talk about Barack Obama’s infomercial, new…

Topics: Video & Multimedia

Bertha Lewis on The Daily Show

by Jonathan Adams on October 31 2008, 10:40AM

Bertha Lewis, ACORN chief organizer and former Facing Race presenter, sets the record straight about a community organizer’s role on The Daily Show….

Topics: Video & Multimedia

5 Ways to Protect Your Vote

by Jonathan Adams on October 30 2008, 4:10PM

From our friends at If there’s one thing we see every election, it’s that Republicans will try to manipulate the rules any way they can to prevent some people from voting. Don’t be discouraged—be prepared. If we’re armed…


Rinku Sen Named an UTNE Visionary

by Jonathan Adams on October 30 2008, 8:59AM

Rinku Sen is one of 50 activists, artists, scientists, transcendentalism, and non-conformists who made Utne Reader’s list of visionaries, working in social justice and community organization, transforming technology and the world. Racewire contributor and executive director of the Ruckus…


Watch Sherman Alexie, Facing Race Conference Keynote Speaker, on Colbert Report

by Jonathan Adams on October 30 2008, 8:45AM

Tuesday, Sherman Alexie appeared on The Colbert Report to promote his latest book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and discussed how Native Americans will be voting in the upcoming election. If you think he’s brilliant, witty,…


Voter Suppression in Virginia

by Jonathan Adams on October 28 2008, 3:01PM

H/T Stereohyped A new phony flyer being distributed throughout Virginia’s Hampton Roads localities advises recipients that Republicans are to vote for president on November 4, while Democrats are to vote on November 5. Actually, Election Day for all Virginia voters…

Topics: News Items

Troy Davis Granted Third Stay of Execution

by Jonathan Adams on October 27 2008, 10:50AM

Troy Davis, 40, was scheduled to die Monday at 7 pm (2300 GMT) by lethal injection for the 1989 killing of 27-year-old white policeman Mark Allan MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia. He has repeatedly claimed he did not kill McPhail…

Topics: Criminal Justice

Watch Rinku Sen on Meet the Bloggers

by Jonathan Adams on October 27 2008, 9:31AM

In case you missed Rinku Sen on last Friday’s Meet the Bloggers, watch it here….

Topics: Video & Multimedia

Watch Rinku Sen on Meet the Bloggers, 1pm ET/10am PT

by Jonathan Adams on October 24 2008, 7:41AM

Watch Rinku Sen on Meet the Bloggers at 1pm ET This week on Meet the Bloggers: Race in the campaign. Joining Sen will be bloggers Adia Harvey Wingfield (Racism Review), Joshua Busch (Double Take 08), and Liliana Segura (AlterNet)….


Black White Whatever

by Jonathan Adams on October 23 2008, 4:16PM

Spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai on underrepresented voices in the election….

Topics: Video & Multimedia

12 Ways You Can Safeguard the Vote

by Jonathan Adams on October 23 2008, 10:38AM

Our friends at YES! Magazine gives us simple ways you can protect your own vote—and the fairness of the system, based on the recommendations of leading voting integrity advocates. BEFORE ELECTION DAY 1. Check your registration. Even if you think…


Asian Americans Flex Political Muscle

by Jonathan Adams on October 22 2008, 1:18PM

Today’s Washington Post says Asian voters in Virginia have become energized during this election season and will play a pivotal role in determining the state’s winner in the presidential race. There are more than 160,000 Asian American citizens of voting…


Anti-Stem Cell Ad Compares Embryonic Research To Tuskegee Study

by Jonathan Adams on October 22 2008, 1:11PM

via ThinkProgress On the ballot in Michigan is Proposal 2, a measure to permit embryonic stem cell research. As the NIH has outlined, embryonic stem cells offer the most promise for medical breakthroughs. Currently, Michigan has some of the nation’s…

Topics: Health

Life on the Border

by Jonathan Adams on October 22 2008, 1:03PM

Using data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, the ACLU has determined that nearly 2/3 of the entire US population (197.4 million people) live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders. Watch Vince Peppard of San…

Topics: Immigration

Wearing an Obama T-shirt to the Polls Illegal in New Mexico

by Jonathan Adams on October 21 2008, 12:02PM

Embedded video from CNN Video Not all states are like New Mexico, but you should be clear about the rules before going to the polls. You can call your state board of elections, call 866-OUR-VOTE or visit Election Protection’s site…