Politics

Senate Health Care Plan Panned by Critics

From former President Barack Obama to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the people are not pleased with the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

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CBC Response to Trump Administration's Meeting Invite: Nah

The Congressional Black Caucus says Trump’s policies will “devastate Black communities.”

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3 Things to Watch on C-Span

No, really. Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sean Spicer just might be full of...information.

Puerto Ricans Vote Overwhelmingly for Statehood

But some local critics say it would be “devastating” for residents.

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The Growing Alliance Between Neo-Nazis, Right Wing Paramilitaries and Trumpist Republicans

In anticipation of Saturday’s March Against Sharia events nationwide, researcher and journalist Spencer Sunshine chronicles the major moments of a violent new movement he's dubbed “Independent Trumpism.”

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REPORT: Black Women Should Be Thriving, But Racism and Sexism

Contributor and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: “Ultimately, we aim to contribute to that movement by ensuring that Black women are at the center of an economy and a democracy that works for all of us.”

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LIVESTREAM: James Comey Senate Intelligence Hearing

Also: This Twitter thread from attorney and writer Seth Abramson will help you understand what's going on during the former FBI director's hearing on what he knows about the Trump Administration and Russia.

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Activist Chokwe Antar Lumumba Wins Jackson Mayoral Race with 93 Percent of Votes

The son of late mayor Chokwe Lumumba ran on a progressive platform that demanded law enforcement and education reform.

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Black Leaders Fight to Remove Arizona's Confederate Monuments

Part of the state was a Confederate territory with legalized slavery. Black community activists want to remove monuments commemorating that history.

REPORT: An Economics-Only Approach to Achieving Justice Will Leave Women of Color Behind

"Racism and sexism, like many other forms of discrimination, have been baked into our social and economic systems and will not simply fall away as a fairer economy emerges," says a new report.

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These Three Federal Civil Rights Offices Are in Trouble

The proposed 2018 budget continues the Trump Administration’s trend of devaluing—and defunding—federal civil rights enforcement.

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Trump Returns From Abroad Without a Decision on Paris Agreement

The international agreement would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent further climate catastrophe.

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READ: Black Female Political Leaders Demand DNC Invest in Their Leadership

"Like civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, who testified at the 1964 Democratic convention demanding Blacks have a seat and voice within the Party, we are 'sick and tired of being sick and tired.'"

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rules that the Muslim and refugee ban is less about national security and more about anti-Muslim bias.

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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.