Politics

Relive Kanye's Real-Talk 'George Bush' Moment, 10 Years Later

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 2, 2015 12:01AM

Never forget: Kanye West's speech at NBC's Katrina telethon started with a condemnation of the media's subtle racism and ended with his indictment of then-president George W. Bush.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Media, Politics

Black Lives Matter, ACLU Call out LAPD for Trampling First Amendment Rights

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 1, 2015 1:43PM

Plus, LAPD officers started wearing body cameras yesterday.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Politics

Black Lives Matter Refuses Democratic National Committee Endorsement

by Sameer Rao on Sep 1, 2015 12:01PM

“We do not now, nor have we ever, endorsed or affiliated with the Democratic Party, or with any party.”

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

Maryland College Student Launches 'Ready For Kanye' Political Action Committee

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 1, 2015 12:00PM

Says chair Eugene Craig III, a Republican: “A party that can openly accept Donald Trump has room for Kanye West.”

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media, Politics

Obama Administration Restores Mountain’s Native American Name, Continues Beef

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 31, 2015 2:18PM

The highest point in North America is returning to its roots with a controversial name change.

Topics: /NOW, History, Politics, Native Affairs, Environment

Chris Christie Says Immigrants Should be Tracked Like FedEx Packages

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 31, 2015 12:48PM

The New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate said that if he wins the election, he'll hire FedEx founder to train immigration officials.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration, Politics

LISTEN: 'Hell Y'All Ain't Talmbout' Stands Up For Black Trans Lives

by Sameer Rao on Aug 28, 2015 3:58PM

The song by musician and activist Vita Elizabeth Cleveland reworks Janelle Monaé's protest anthem in honor of black trans people killed. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media, Politics, Gender & Sexuality

10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't On

by Words by Rosana Cruz. Graphics by Aura Bogado on Aug 28, 2015 1:17PM

For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Labor, Immigration, History, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

INFOGRAPHIC: Race and Recovery 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

by Infographic by Miriam Zoila Pérez. Introduction by Akiba Solomon. on Aug 27, 2015 2:34PM

A stark, by-the-numbers look at race and recovery in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Politics, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

'Bloody Sunday' Survivor Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at Age 104

by Sameer Rao on Aug 26, 2015 4:34PM

Boynton Robinson lived long enough to demonstrate on Selma's infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge twice—once in 1965 and once in 2015 with President Obama

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Politics