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Facing Race 2014 Plenary Livestream: 'The Next Fifty'

Facing Race 2014 Plenary Livestream: ‘The Next Fifty’

by Akiba Solomon on November 15 2014, 3:00PM

This year and next we will celebrate the anniversaries of major racial justice victories like the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. In this plenary, big thinkers will reflect on trends and strategies for the next half century.

Topics: Facing Race 2014, Politics

Facing Race 2014 Livestream: 'Roots and Wings: Southern Histories, Legacies and Innovations for the Future'

Facing Race 2014 Livestream: ‘Roots and Wings: Southern Histories, Legacies and Innovations for the Future’

by Akiba Solomon on November 15 2014, 9:15AM

Leaders from the South will offer their insight on some of the challenges and opportunities facing the region and our movements to achieve racial justice and equity.

Topics: Facing Race 2014, Politics

Facing Race Spotlight: Labor Activist Cristina Tzintzún

Facing Race Spotlight: Labor Activist Cristina Tzintzún

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2014, 7:00AM

The leader of the Austin-based Workers Defense Project on winning battles for construction workers who are mostly undocumented Latinos.

Topics: Facing Race 2014, Politics

Democrats Have a White Women Problem

Democrats Have a White Women Problem

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on November 6 2014, 1:30PM

Progressive strategy often focuses on voter turnout in communities of color, but Democrats seem to be losing on the backs of white-women voters. Can they do anything about it?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Politics

Forget Congress. Who's Running Your Statehouse? Play

Forget Congress. Who’s Running Your Statehouse?

by Carla Murphy on November 6 2014, 12:30PM

Statehouses passed more than 24,000 laws this year compared to Congress’ 185 since January 2013.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

So How Much Did Obama's Immigration Delay Hurt Latino Turnout?

So How Much Did Obama’s Immigration Delay Hurt Latino Turnout?

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2014, 6:03PM

It didn’t help Latino voter turnout.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

Alabama Bans Sharia Law and Other 2014 Ballot Measures

Alabama Bans Sharia Law and Other 2014 Ballot Measures

by Carla Murphy on November 5 2014, 4:41PM

Minimum-wage hikes, legal weed and sentencing reform were among the measures in play.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Federal Inaction on Immigration May Affect Latino Voter Turnout

Federal Inaction on Immigration May Affect Latino Voter Turnout

by Julianne Hing on November 4 2014, 11:50AM

Organizers say federal inaction on immigration may mean that many Latinos stay home today.

Topics: Politics

Economic Justice Will Make or Break Today's Elections

Economic Justice Will Make or Break Today’s Elections

by Imara Jones on November 4 2014, 11:30AM

Lack of economic progress may lead to poor voter turnout.

Topics: Economic Justice, Politics

In Georgia, Immigration Frustration May Test Latino Voters' Impact

In Georgia, Immigration Frustration May Test Latino Voters’ Impact

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2014, 3:18PM

Latino voters may voice their frustration by staying home from the polls. Is this more than an election-season threat?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

Kris Kobach, in for Political Comeuppance?

Kris Kobach, in for Political Comeuppance?

by Julianne Hing on October 17 2014, 6:03PM

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, with his penchant for hardline anti-immigration policy and reputation for picking, and winning, fights against the invented bogeyman of voter fraud, is in an unexpectedly heated race for re-election against Democratic challenger and former state Sen. Jean Schodorf.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Karen Lewis Pulls Out of Chicago Mayoral Race

Karen Lewis Pulls Out of Chicago Mayoral Race

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2014, 12:55PM

The teachers union leader will step aside while she fights serious illness.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Schools & Youth

For the Supreme Court, New Term Means Renewed Attacks on Civil Rights Legislation

For the Supreme Court, New Term Means Renewed Attacks on Civil Rights Legislation

by Julianne Hing on October 13 2014, 7:00AM

Brace yourself.

Topics: Politics, Voting Rights Act

Infographic Shows White Men's Outsized Hold on U.S. Elected Offices

Infographic Shows White Men’s Outsized Hold on U.S. Elected Offices

by Julianne Hing on October 9 2014, 1:57PM

Ninety percent of U.S. elected office holders are white, while people of color make up 37 percent of the country.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Eric Holder's Racial Justice Legacy

Eric Holder’s Racial Justice Legacy

by Brentin Mock on September 29 2014, 7:00AM

Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation late last week. Here, a review of his work on voting rights, mass incarceration and police brutality.

Topics: Politics

Following Ferguson: Residents Head to State Capitol as Street Protests Continue

Following Ferguson: Residents Head to State Capitol as Street Protests Continue

by Carla Murphy on September 11 2014, 12:06PM

Meanwhile, new eyewitness testimony of Mike Brown’s final moments surfaces.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Politics

Following Ferguson: Outrage at Last Night's City Council Meeting

Following Ferguson: Outrage at Last Night’s City Council Meeting

by Carla Murphy on September 10 2014, 10:51AM

Protesters plan to block I-70 today.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Politics

How To Do Activism Now: Grace Lee Boggs and Rosa Clemente

How To Do Activism Now: Grace Lee Boggs and Rosa Clemente

by Carla Murphy on September 5 2014, 10:35AM

Two generations discuss everyday activism

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Eric Holder's Civil Rights Surge

Eric Holder’s Civil Rights Surge

by Kai Wright on August 20 2014, 1:44PM

Holder came into office with the explicit mission of restoring the Civil Rights Division. In Ferguson, he seems eager to show his progress.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Politics

Why the GOP's Black Voter Outreach Won't Stick

Why the GOP’s Black Voter Outreach Won’t Stick

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2014, 10:20AM

Don’t they remember birtherism? The Voting Rights Act?

Topics: /NOW, Politics