Politics

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People on March 19, 2017, in Beijing, China.

State Department's 'Climate Change' Page Dramatically Altered Online

The revision happened within a day of Secretary Rex Tillerson's confirmation.

New San Francisco Ordinance Keeps the City From Cooperating With Any Religion-Based Registry

In response to President Trump toying with the idea of a Muslim registry, Bay Area groups pushed for the ordinance to block city from creating or implementing a a database based on religion, national origin or ethnicity.

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Trump Budget Shows How Much Black People Have to Lose [OPINION]

From affordable housing to college loans, Trump's proposed budget could mean serious reductions in services and programs vital to many Black lives. 

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3 Major Takeaways From New Survey on Trump and Millennials of Color

The new GenForward survey says: people of color are not here for President Donald Trump or his policies.

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WATCH: Day One of Senate Confirmation Hearing for SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Gorsuch is President Trump’s nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

A stop sign stands outside the Environmental Protection Agency building on May 24, 2013, in Washington, DC.

EPA Gives $100M Grant to Flint So It Can Fix Its Water Infrastructure

Yet critics doubt the money can save the city from the president's proposed cuts to the agency.

 Tracey Tong, left, and woman who was harassing Muslim subway riders to the right.

Tracey Tong Showed Us All What Solidarity Looks Like

In an interview she reveals why she stood up for two Muslim subway riders being harassed in New York City.

Donald Trump, wearing a dark jacket and striped tie, speaks at the House chamber

How Trump's Proposed Budget Will Impact People of Color

We went through the budget line by line, so you don’t have to.

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15 Beautiful Moments From Native Nations Rise [PHOTOS]

Thousands of Indigenous people and allies descended on Washington, D.C., last week for the three-day Native Nations Rise convening and mass march. Photographer and digital storyteller Ayşe Gürsöz captured the whole thing.  

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READ: South Asian Americans Must Unite to Fight Trump Policies

In a new op-ed in The Washington Post, rapper Raj "Lushlife" Haldar reflects on some Hindu Americans' embrace of Trump's political agenda, discrimination against South Asian Americans and the need for cross-religious Desi organizing to fight new anti-immigrant policies and violence.

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Release of Trump's 2005 Tax Return Prompts Mixed Reactions

“Trump tax returns distract from White nationalist advisor, distracts from Trumpcare, distracts from crimes with Russia distracts from…”

Defense Secretary James Mattis attends a joint briefing with his South Korean counterpart Han Min-Koo at the headquarters of the Defense Ministry on February 3, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea.

Defense Secretary: 'Climate Change Can Be a Driver of Instability'

James Mattis says climate change poses a national security risk—in sharp contrast to the administration's general stance on the issue.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Climate Scientists to EPA Head: 'We Face Grave Risks' from Climate Change

Thirty experts responded to Scott Pruitt's assertion that carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to climate change.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the State Department, on March 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Rex Tillerson Allegedly Used 'Wayne Tracker' Pseudonym While CEO of ExxonMobil

A new email controversy from the White House administration.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

EPA Head Says CO2 Isn't Primary Contributor to Climate Change

However, 97 percent of climate scientists agree it is.

 Mustafa Ali, former EPA environmental justice official, speaks on human rights and the environment during an event by the Wilson Center on June 22, 2016.

Senior EPA Environmental Justice Official Leaves Agency, Joins Hip Hop Caucus

Mustafa Ali has been with the agency for 24 years. 

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The GOP Pushed Forward Its New Health Care Plan While You Were Sleeping

Watch how it went down.

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A New Subscription Service Aims to Give White Allies a Way to Do More Than Rocking Safety Pins

Created by two Black women activists, The Safety Pin Box is a monthly service for White allies meant to replace the symbolic gesture of wearing a safety pin with tasks and financial contributions to Black women.

An aerial view of sandstone formations May 2, 2012, in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. This park will be impacted by the repeal of the Bureau of Land Management rule, which oversees all U.S. public lands, including national parks and tribal lands.

Senate Moves to Repeal Another Obama-Era Environmental Regulation

The latest relates to land use planning.

Demonstrators rally near Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

Native People and Allies in D.C. to Launch Week of Anti-DAPL Actions

The week kicks off with open mic and cultural arts events to lead up to the march Friday, March 10.