Politics

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After 36 Years Behind Bars, Oscar López Rivera is Still Committed to Puerto Rican Independence

The longtime political prisoner and former Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional member pledges to tour the island to "share ideas and promote unity" around Puerto Rican nationhood.

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STUDY: APIA First-Time Voters Turned Out for 2016 Election in Record Numbers

The newest National Asian American Survey reports that 1.1 million new voters of Asian descent cast ballots last November.

UPDATE: U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Nationals For 6 More Months

Temporary protected status will last six more months for 58,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States. The loss of this immigration protection could lead to deportation to a country that continues to struggle with the impact of two earthquakes and a devastating cholera epidemic.

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ICYMI: Criminal Justice Orgs Denounce Jeff Sessions' Mandatory Minimums Directive

Activists and advocacy groups say the attorney general's latest sentencing order fuels the War on Drugs at the expense of communities of color.

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Protestors Embark on 200-Mile March on Illinois Budget Crisis

They begin in Chicago and should arrive in Springfield, Illinois on May 30.

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5 Reasons Why Kris Kobach Shouldn't Lead Trump's Voter Fraud Investigations [OPINION]

The Kansas secretary of state helped create President Trump's border policy and supports voter ID measures. Now, he has a seat on the president's new voter fraud investigation commission.

This Mother’s Day, Let's Honor Our Mamas With Actions That Reflect the Radical Roots of the Holiday

Keeping in mind the spirit of its origins, we offer you a range of ways to do good on Mother's Day.

ICYMI: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signed a Bill to Outlaw Sanctuary Cities in the State

Senate Bill 4, which goes into effect on September 1,  punishes cities, counties, elected officials and campuses that don’t collaborate with federal immigration enforcement. It also makes it a criminal offense for police chiefs or sheriffs to violate the ban.

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No, The Anti-Immigrant Border Wall Isn't the Infrastructure Project Americans Voted For [OPINION]

The United States already has the largest immigrant detention system in the world. Building a wall and expanding the deportation machine is not the infrastructure our country’s working families voted for or need.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a press conference where he addressed issues related to the city's murder rate and the city's Sanctuary City policy on January 25, 2017, in Chicago.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Puts Climate Change Data Trump's EPA Dumped on His City's Website

 “The Trump Administration can attempt to erase decades of work from scientists and federal employees on the reality of climate change, but burying your head in the sand doesn’t erase the problem,” Emanuel said in a statement.

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New Website IDs Corporations Profiting From the Abuse of Communities of Color

BackersOfHate.org documents Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Uber and more companies' ties to the Trump Administration and policies that negatively impact poor people of color.

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Health Care, Human Rights Advocates on Why They Oppose Trumpcare

The latest Congressional Budget Office analysis of the bill estimated that it would take health insurance away from 24 million people.

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#TBT: The First Freedom Ride Headed South 56 Years Ago

Congress of Racial Equality activists boarded buses to New Orleans, risking violence from White mobs and law enforcement to demand an end to legal segregation.

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BREAKING: House Votes to Replace Affordable Care Act With 'Trumpcare'

The vote was 217 to 213.

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Obamas Unveil Design, Goals for New Presidential Library

The former president and first lady envision the Obama Presidential Center as a "hub for the community."

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Chokwe Antar Lumumba Wins Jackson's Democratic Mayoral Primary

If the activist and lawyer wins the general election in November, he will follow the footsteps of his father, who died less than eight months into his term as mayor of the Mississippi city.

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Black Actors Read Steve Bannon's Shakespeare-Meets-L.A. Riots Screenplay

Gary Anthony Williams on "The Thing I Am": "I think Steve Bannon thought he had figured out Black people." 

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Hasan Minhaj's 9 Most-Savage Anti-Racist Attacks from the WHCD

The first South Asian-American to head the dinner took both the administration and cable media to task during his speech.

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Congressional Black Caucus Encourages Americans to #StayWoke

The body created a list of 100 “troubling” actions carried out by the Trump Administration in its first 100 days.

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We're Just Gonna Leave This Trump Quote Right Here

As he approaches 100 days in the White House, President Donald Trump has an interesting outlook on his position.