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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

Justice Department to Begin Collecting Racial Profiling Data

Justice Department to Begin Collecting Racial Profiling Data

by Brentin Mock on April 28 2014, 1:00PM

The Justice Department will start tabulating stop-and-frisk frequency and racial bias.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Politics

Meet the Preacher Behind

Meet the Preacher Behind “Moral Mondays” in NC

by Carla Murphy on April 16 2014, 10:01AM

Rev William Barber is inspiring a lot of people

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Following Lumumba's Death, Jackson, Miss. Votes Today

Following Lumumba’s Death, Jackson, Miss. Votes Today

by Carla Murphy on April 8 2014, 9:31AM

Will the new mayor continue Chokwe Lumumba’s progressive legacy?

Topics: /NOW, Politics

FBI Arrests Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

FBI Arrests Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

by Brentin Mock on March 26 2014, 3:16PM

Charlotte mayor is facing a lot of years for bribery and extortion charges.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

by Brentin Mock on March 26 2014, 2:40PM

If you started purchasing Obamacare through the website, but didn’t complete by March 31, no worries … ‘til April.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, Obamacare, Politics, Politics

Is It Time To Finally Stick a Fork In the Tea Party?

Is It Time To Finally Stick a Fork In the Tea Party?

by Brentin Mock on March 20 2014, 2:53PM

Tea Party may be down, but not out.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Paul Ryan Knows Your Inner City

Paul Ryan Knows Your Inner City

by Carla Murphy on March 13 2014, 12:34PM

He learned about it from old people.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Alex Sink Fails to Turn Up Voters of Color in Florida ... Again

Alex Sink Fails to Turn Up Voters of Color in Florida … Again

by Brentin Mock on March 13 2014, 8:05AM

Alex Sink just can’t get the vote out for black and brown Floridians.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics, Politics

Arizona's Jan Brewer Won't Seek Reelection

Arizona’s Jan Brewer Won’t Seek Reelection

by Aura Bogado on March 12 2014, 2:51PM

The governor makes clear that she won’t run on November’s ballot.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Ann Coulter Suggests Creating 'Death Squads' if Immigration Reform Passes

Ann Coulter Suggests Creating ‘Death Squads’ if Immigration Reform Passes

by Von Diaz on March 10 2014, 12:29PM

At the recent CPAC convention, Coulter makes several outrageous comments about immigrants and those who support immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW, Politics