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Senate Blocks Obama's Pick for New Civil Rights Chief

Senate Blocks Obama’s Pick for New Civil Rights Chief

by Brentin Mock on March 5 2014, 1:12PM

Former NAACP LDF attorney Debo Adegbile is blocked on racial grounds.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics, Politics

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

by Brentin Mock on January 8 2014, 9:38AM

Civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile goes up against Senate conservatives today who may grill him about representing Mumia Abu Jamal

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

How Race Shaped the Senate Filibustering Games

How Race Shaped the Senate Filibustering Games

by Brentin Mock on November 22 2013, 1:35PM

Of 13 of Obama’s judicial nominees who’ve been blocked, seven are African-Americans.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Testimony at Senate 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing Gets Bizarre

Testimony at Senate ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing Gets Bizarre

by Brentin Mock on October 29 2013, 11:16AM

Sen. Ted Cruz tells mothers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis that their sons deaths were not about race.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW

Cory Booker's Moneyed Win

Cory Booker’s Moneyed Win

by Brentin Mock on October 17 2013, 8:12AM

Cory Booker raised lots of money for his Senate race, some of it questionably. But that’s the game, and he played to win.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary Easily, Despite Criticism

Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary Easily, Despite Criticism

by Brentin Mock on August 14 2013, 11:48AM

Moderation seems the unavoidable tax for African-American Democratic candidates looking to win statewide offices in states like New Jersey.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Cory Booker Raises Money with Oprah, Misses NAACP Debate

Cory Booker Raises Money with Oprah, Misses NAACP Debate

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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Obama's New (Good) Cabinet Picks

Obama’s New (Good) Cabinet Picks

by Brentin Mock on July 29 2013, 7:00AM

While we were focused on the Zimmerman trial, the Senate snuck confirmations in for Obama’s administration — and they’re good.

Topics: Economy, Environment, Immigration

Senate Passes Historic Immigration Reform Bill

Senate Passes Historic Immigration Reform Bill

by on June 27 2013, 4:26PM

The US Senate voted to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill today. But the legislation faces an uphill battle in the House.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Cory Booker Close to Officially Announcing Senate Run

Cory Booker Close to Officially Announcing Senate Run

by Brentin Mock on June 7 2013, 12:59PM

If Booker wins, there will be three African-Americans serving in the U.S. Senate, the largest number serving at same time.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Race Drives Jobless Numbers in Worst-Hit Cities

Race Drives Jobless Numbers in Worst-Hit Cities

by Michelle Chen on June 14 2010, 9:29AM

The unemployment rate varies wildly across different regions. But there’s one consistent pattern throughout: to find the people hurting the most, look to the neighborhoods where Black and brown people live. The Economic Policy Institute’s latest breakdown of unemployment looks…

Topics: Economy, Race and Recession

Senate Okays Unemployment Benefit Extension, and Gets Ready to Bungle it All Over Again Next Month

by on April 13 2010, 9:30AM

After an afternoon of long-winded speeches from both sides of the aisle, the Senate voted to move forward with the extension of unemployment benefits. The vote comes after the Senate failed to pass an extension before going on break more…

Topics: Economy, Race and Recession

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