Mara Willaford and Marissa Johnson Talk Bernie Sanders Interruption In New Q&A

by Sameer Rao on Oct 8, 2015 2:31PM

In their first in-depth interview together since shutting down a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle, Black Lives Matter-affiliated activists Mara Willaford and Marissa Johnson spoke to a Seattle publication about that moment, their quibbles with leftist establishment and the aftermath of that moment. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Politics

POLL: Young People Overwhelmingly Support Expanded Immigrant Rights

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 7, 2015 1:04PM

A Fusion poll finds that younger someone is, the more likley they are to have progressive views on immigration.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Immigration, Politics

Student Activists for Palestinian Justice Discuss Ejection from Bernie Sanders Event

by Sameer Rao on Oct 6, 2015 4:47PM

Members of Boston Students For Justice In Palestine were ejected from a Bernie Sanders rally this weekend. Now, they've released a statement on the matter. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Schools & Youth, Media, Politics, Global Affairs

New California Law Designed To Guard Against Racial Profiling

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 5, 2015 4:36PM

A new California law will require police to report details (including perceived race and gender, as well as the reason for the stop) on every civilian stop.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Criminal Justice

Laverne Cox Challenges Census to Honor Mission and Count Transgender Americans

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 2, 2015 2:09PM

Laverne Cox on the Census: “What message are we sending to young people who are trans and gender nonconforming when we don’t even count them?”

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics, Gender & Sexuality

Federal Government Still Operating, Planned Parenthood Still Kicking

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 1, 2015 1:59PM

House Republicans had vowed to hold government funding hostage unless Planned Parenthood was defunded, but the bill passed with 

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Health

Colin Powell On Why He's a Republican: 'Because It Annoys Them'

by Sameer Rao on Oct 1, 2015 11:43AM

The former secretary of state and prominent black Republican spoke during the Washington Ideas Forum about his party's racism. 

Topics: /NOW, Immigration, Media, Politics

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Ahmed Mohamed's Former Teacher: 'He Was A Weird Little Kid'

by Sameer Rao on Sep 30, 2015 4:39PM

A telling, if occasionally tone-deaf, interview with one of Ahmed Mohamed's junior high school teachers paints a portrait of a ferociously bright student with a knack for confronting authority. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Schools & Youth, Immigration, Politics

Jamaica Renews Calls for Reparations from United Kingdom

by Sameer Rao on Sep 30, 2015 12:08PM

Jamaican officials are renewing calls for reparations from the United Kingdom to coincide with British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to the former British colony. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Politics, Global Affairs

ICYMI: Elizabeth Warren Talks About Structural Racism and Black Lives Matter

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 29, 2015 4:36PM

Elizabeth Warren: “Black lives matter. Black citizens matter. Black families matter.”

Topics: /NOW, History, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice