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by Jamilah King on March 19 2013, 11:15AM
Sure, there are plenty of things to critique about the institution and politics of college basketball. But that doesn’t mean March Madness isn’t exciting to watch. Here, some fun, slightly random facts about this year’s tournament, which starts today.
by Jamilah King on March 18 2013, 11:03AM
As the department’s stop-and-frisk program heads to court this week, the scene in Flatbush reveals just how tired many communities have become of the city’s policing style.
by Seth Freed Wessler on March 18 2013, 9:30AM
Fifty years ago today, “Gideon v. Wainwright” locked in poor peoples’ right to court-appointed counsel. Too bad the public defense system it wrought has failed to keep pace with drug-war policies that have led to the mass incarceration of black and brown people.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Pramila Jayapal on March 18 2013, 9:05AM
The U.S. immigration system boxes women out in several ways, from the type of work it recognizes to the pressure it places on families. Here’s how Congress can make reform work for everybody.
by Brentin Mock on March 14 2013, 10:21AM
As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson was explicit about protecting people of color and low income communities from excess pollution and waste. This made her unpopular in some corners. Will her EJ legacy survive her exit?
by Seth Freed Wessler on March 13 2013, 10:09AM
Despite the alleged wall between African Americans and black immigrants, the CBC has made immigration reform a priority this year. The caucus has joined grassroots advocates in their demand for a new migration system and an end to the prison-to-deportation pipeline
Topics: Immigration Reform
by Seth Freed Wessler on March 12 2013, 8:48AM
A new report documents the human impact of the NYPD’s sprawling Muslim surveillance program. Though there’s no evidence that the spying stopped acts of terrorism, the report found that it has stoked fear and mistrust in schools, neighborhoods—and mosques.
by Nia King on March 11 2013, 8:16AM
Are New York’s controversial new ads to stop teen pregnancy racist? Colorlines readers sound off.