The media coverage and governmental responses to the protests in Minneapolis are missing the message that the community is protesting that the police shot Jamar Clark before he had his day in court as someone facing domestic violence charges.
African-American civil rights leaders and members of Congress are harshly criticizing Republicans and Mitch McConnell for making Loretta Lynch wait longer than any attorney general candidate in the last 30 years to get a vote.
A federal lawsuit claims the Ferguson-Florissant School Board election process blocks Black voters out of the political process.
Minority caucuses in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday, the 49th anniversary of the enactment of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, aiming to improve health outcomes for communities of color.
Racism is the best explanation for the debate surrounding Debo Adegbile’s nomination to the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. It was precisely because Adegbile is such a good pick to head the division that the right wing launched a vicious smear campaign that, sadly and predictably, worked.
Much of the defense of the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act has focused on the public benefit to making contraception widely available and affordable. But there are a lot of reasons to uphold the mandate that have nothing to do with birth control.
The crowd, and the speakers, reflected a commitment to environmental and economic justice, to labor rights and immigrants’ rights, to public education. One hand-made sign summed up the spirit of the march: “I stand with so many groups here, I couldn’t pick just one.”
The right woman could help the NAACP ensure that reproductive rights, as well as voting rights and civil rights, are couched as human rights.
Wendy Davis wouldn’t have won re-election if she hadn’t challenged GOP gerrymandering under the section of the VRA that was gutted by the Supreme Court this week.
There’s a new trend emerging that deserves to be documented. Here we find ourselves – it is the summer of 2012 and the season of hip hop taking the lead in expanding support for LGBT equality.