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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

Facing Race Spotlight: Organizer Alicia Garza on Why Black Lives Matter

Facing Race Spotlight: Organizer Alicia Garza on Why Black Lives Matter

by Jamilah King on October 9 2014, 7:00AM

The longtime activist talks about why it’s crucial that black people not be lost in America’s organizing.

Topics: 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

'Free Palestine' Demonstrators Gather Outside White House

‘Free Palestine’ Demonstrators Gather Outside White House

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 12:14PM

Rally billed as the largest pro-Palestinian march in the United States.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby's Favor Over Birth Control

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor Over Birth Control

by Julianne Hing on June 30 2014, 11:42AM

In a 5-4 ruling.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Politics

Rethinking Racial Justice Law a Year After the Gutting of the Voting Rights Act

Rethinking Racial Justice Law a Year After the Gutting of the Voting Rights Act

by Terry Keleher on June 25 2014, 1:15PM

One year after the Supreme Court found Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, a group of lawyers are learning new ways to protect people of color.

Topics: Politics

Senior Congressman John Conyers' Re-Election in Danger

Senior Congressman John Conyers’ Re-Election in Danger

by Brentin Mock on May 23 2014, 4:05PM

Will John Conyers now needs a massive write-in campaign to continue to rep Detroit.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Only Property Owners Should Vote Says Fla. Congressman

Only Property Owners Should Vote Says Fla. Congressman

by Brentin Mock on May 21 2014, 4:30PM

Fla. Rep. Yoho doesn’t stop with the nonsense, this time: voting.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Watch: Video Teaser for Ta-Nehisi Coates' Case for Reparations

Watch: Video Teaser for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Case for Reparations

by Carla Murphy on May 16 2014, 2:30PM

“White folks created the ghetto.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Newark Wins Ras Baraka; Significant Challenges Ahead

Newark Wins Ras Baraka; Significant Challenges Ahead

by Brentin Mock on May 14 2014, 12:25PM

Ras Baraka win is a referendum on education reform movement.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Racist Wisconsin Voter ID Law Banned For Life (or at Least Until the State Appeals)

Racist Wisconsin Voter ID Law Banned For Life (or at Least Until the State Appeals)

by Brentin Mock on April 29 2014, 3:30PM

Wisconsin becomes the fifth state where courts struck down voter ID laws.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics