Politics

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Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Delayed

Treasury Secretary confirms that the note will not be updated until the current White House occupant leaves office.

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Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's Mother, Runs for Office

The activist who gave voice to grieving parents after losing her son to gun violence is running for Miami-Dade county commissioner.

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Alabama Passes Bill That Effectively Bans Abortion

The nation’s most restrictive law was drafted with the hope that it will lead to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Baby in stroller waits as midterm election voters cast their ballots at Atlanta, Georgia's Grady High School polling station on November 6, 2018.

New Report Shows Historic Turnout Despite Voter Suppression in 2018 Midterms

More than 122 million people cast a ballot, according to findings from Pew Research Center.

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MSNBC Special Tackles Race and Politics as Election Season Heats Up

Hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton, “Not Just Black and White: Race and the 2020 Election” will feature an interview with Stacey Abrams and 13 of the people running for president.

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WATCH: New Doc Takes You Behind Scenes of AOC's Campaign

Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House” follows the grassroots campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other women who ran for Congress in 2018.

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Election 2020: Ignore Women of Color at Your Own Peril [OP-ED]

The women behind Intersections of Our Lives say that if there’s one thing that can be learned from the last election, it’s that the votes of women of color should not be taken for granted.

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House Democrats Prepare Bill to Counter Restrictive Immigration Policies

The measure is expected to increase federal resources to meet the needs of refugees.

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10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity

From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit.

Lori Lightfoot. A Black woman with short hair stands with her hands up whle wearing a red blazer and white shirt. She is surrounded by celebrating Black people.

Chicago Elects First Black Lesbian Mayor—But Not All Progressives See It As a Victory

Various activists, including online movement #StopLightfoot, say Lori Lightfoots record is harmful to members of the Black, immigrant and LGBTQ communities.

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Senate Rejects Bill That Would Send Relief Money to Puerto Rico

Democrats say the bills aid package is another sign of Republican disregard for the island.

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Jeffrey Wright-Narrated Doc 'Rigged' Highlights Voter Suppression Tactics

Wright: “I hope ‘Rigged’ sounds an alarm that wakes America up.”

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Trump Administration Expands Reach of Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'

Foreign groups that provide or discuss abortions will lose American funding under a directive that administration officials have championed as “decent” and “right.”

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Maryland Aims to Leave Title X Program to Protect Abortion Providers and Patients

If approved, the state will refuse nearly $4 million in funding to create its own family planning program.

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Studies Show the Dangers of Proposed Changes to Food Stamps

The Trump administration wants to impose stricter work requirements on recipients while cutting billions from SNAP.

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House and Senate Dems Introduce Bill That Recognizes Reproductive Rights as Human Rights

The Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act was announced in both houses of Congress ahead of International Womens Day.

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House Dems Pen Resolution Rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar's Criticism of Pro-Israel Lobbies

Activists and supporters say the congressperson is being unfairly targeted for being a Black Muslim woman.

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Support Growing for Restrictive Abortion Bill in Texas

The fetal heartbeat bill would prohibit the procedure for people who are more than six weeks pregnant.

Planned Parenthood to Lose Millions in Funding Under New Federal 'Gag Rule'

The Trump administration will now withhold family planning funding if a clinic provides abortion referrals to patients.

Close-up of several black guns displayed at a gun show in Naples, Florida on November 24, 2018.

Congress Advances Significant Gun Control Legislation

The House Committee on the Judiciary just passed a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in the United States.