Politics

Neon sign reads "bail bonds."

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Dismantle Money Bail System

Bill supporter Color of Change: “When taxpayers foot the bill for needlessly locking up poor people before trial, the government is essentially subsidizing a racist, unnecessary and outright dangerous industry.”

Protesters outside. Brown woman in front wears red shirt, white and black sign behind her reads "No human is illegal. #DeportTrump."

Department of Justice Instructs Agency Press Officers to Call Immigrants 'Illegal Aliens'

From the directive: “The word ‘undocumented’ is not based in U.S. code and should not be used to describe someone’s illegal presence in the country.” But the referenced code does not include the word “illegal,” either.

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Kamala Harris Examines 'The Truths We Hold' in New Book

The California Senator will detail her upbringing and core beliefs as they relate to her political work.

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LIVESTREAM: Barack Obama Gives Speech on Legacy of Nelson Mandela

The former president is live from Johannesburg, South Africa to commemorate what would be Mandela’s 100th birthday.

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Book Q&A: How the Government Constructed An Anti-Immigrant Machine

In her new book, “We Built The Wall,” author Eileen Truax unravels how the United States’ economic and political interests stirred the violent conditions immigrants flee from and the policies that shut them out.

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10 Advocates On Why Brett Kavanaugh Should Be Blocked From Supreme Court

“To each and every senator, we say: This is the civil rights vote of your career. We will be watching closely. Make no mistake—we are in the fight of our lives, and we hope you are prepared for battle.”

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READ: Immigrant Children Sent to Juvenile Detention Centers, Psychiatric Facilities

In a lawsuit filed against the federal government, immigrant youth say they are fighting violent and abusive conditions in juvenile detention centers and psychiatric facilities.

John Lewis. Black man holds small booklet with "The Constitution of the United States" on the front.

An Education: Today Marks 150th Anniversary of 14th Amendment

As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court nominee, here’s why the amendment’s promise of “equal protection of the laws” still matters.

READ: Why Overturning Roe v. Wade Is An Assault On More Than Abortion Rights

Though women of color stand to be hardest hit, reproductive rights activist Nancy Northrup argues that overturning the law would negatively impact everyone living in America.

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Army Officials Are Discharging Immigrants

Thousands of immigrants were recruited via the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program, which promised a path to American citizenship. Now dozens of immigrants say they have been discharged for no valid reason.

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Government to Test DNA of Nearly 3,000 Detained Migrant Children

The move comes on the heels of a federal court ruling that the Trump administration must end its practice of separating families and reunite children with their parents.

Brown people protest outside. One board cardboard sign reads, "I believe in affirmative action."

Trump Administration Reverses Education Affirmative Action Policy

“This is a wholly political attack.”

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Civil Rights Act of 1964 Turns 54 Amid Threats to Justice

Read the act, which put in place protections against discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”

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ICYMI: 3 Black Senators Seek to Make Lynching a Federal Crime

Senator Kamala Harris: “Lynching is a dark, despicable part of our history, and we must acknowledge that, lest we repeat it.”

A Brown man holds up a sign that says "Right to work. We all lose."

Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Public Labor Unions With 'Janus v. AFSCME' Decision

The case addressed whether public-sector workers who refuse to join the union should have to pay “fair share” dues to support the union’s collective bargaining on behalf of all employees.

Anthony Kennedy and Neil Gorsuch. Two White men stand outside, one in a dark suit, the other in a black robe.

Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires From Supreme Court

The departure of the swing voting justice could impact the make-up of the Supreme Court for decades.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Socialist Latina From the Bronx, Ousts 10-Term Representative

The Bronx-born and raised organizer is on track to represent her community in the House of Representatives—and become the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress.

Asian woman holds sign that reads, "Deport racism."

Supreme Court Upholds 'Muslim Ban'

Advocates pledge to continue fighting the discriminatory ban, which denies nationals from several majority Muslim countries from entering the United States.

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ICYMI: Charleston Officially Apologizes for Role in Trade of Enslaved Africans

Nearly half of all Africans sold into bondage in the United States came through Charleston. The city council aimed to account for that history with a resolution passed on Juneteenth.

Brown young woman with two French braids wearing a maroon shirt holds a neon green sign that reads "Free the children."

Why Trump's Move to 'Address' Border Separations Isn't a Victory [OPINION]

“For Trump to claim he is saddened by the family separation policy he created and to offer family detention as a benevolent act reeks of cynicism and hypocrisy.”