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DIG INTO COLORLINES' INVESTIGATIONS CHANNEL FOR IN-DEPTH REPORTING ON THE 2012 ASSAULT ON VOTING RIGHTS.

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

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

Obama and Holder to Expand Clemency for Unfair Prison Sentences

Obama and Holder to Expand Clemency for Unfair Prison Sentences

by Brentin Mock on April 21 2014, 1:44PM

The Obama Administration wants to free more people unfairly imprisoned from jail

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

by Brentin Mock on April 18 2014, 10:01AM

Anyone with drug felony convictions in Virginia will now be eligible for automatic voting rights restoration.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW

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

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

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

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

by Brentin Mock on March 4 2014, 2:32PM

The budget includes targeted funds for programs to reduce racial disparities in courts and prisons.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Economy, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

EPA Pays Tribute to Rep. John Lewis and Environmental Justice

EPA Pays Tribute to Rep. John Lewis and Environmental Justice

by Brentin Mock on February 27 2014, 10:58AM

Rep. John Lewis is honored for his role in bringing civil rights principles to environmental protection.

Topics: Voting Rights, Environment, Politics

The White Supremacy of 'House of Cards'

The White Supremacy of ‘House of Cards’

by Brentin Mock on February 25 2014, 7:00AM

A thread of white supremacy helps shape this political drama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Voting Rights, Politics

Civil Rights Leaders React to Meeting With Obama Today

Civil Rights Leaders React to Meeting With Obama Today

by Brentin Mock on February 18 2014, 6:25PM

Civil rights leaders pick Obama’s brain on wages and criminal justice reform

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

What's Good--and Bad--About the New Voting Rights Act

What’s Good—and Bad—About the New Voting Rights Act

by Brentin Mock on February 13 2014, 7:00AM

The new amendment to the Voting Rights Act explained

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics, Voting Rights Act

AG Holder Calls for Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons

AG Holder Calls for Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons

by Brentin Mock on February 11 2014, 11:00AM

Holder calls for the restoration of voting rights to all who’ve formerly been convicted of felonies.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Politics

'Moral March' in North Carolina Draws Thousands

‘Moral March’ in North Carolina Draws Thousands

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2014, 10:30AM

The Moral March in N. Carolina this weekend touched hearts and nerves, with tens of thousands showing up for justice.

Topics: Voting Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Immigration, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

Why I'd Rather Hear Eric Holder Deliver the State of the Union Tonight

Why I’d Rather Hear Eric Holder Deliver the State of the Union Tonight

by Brentin Mock on January 28 2014, 1:46PM

What issue has Obama been addressing inadequately that Holder has confronted more forcefully?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, State of the Union, Voting Rights Act

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