Politics

Supreme Court Moves Trump's Trans Military Ban Step Closer to Implementation

In a 5-4 decision split along party lines, the Supreme Court lifted most of the injunctions that were preventing the Trump administration from keeping transgender people out of the military.

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How Do You Feel About Kamala Harris Running For President?

Reactions online range from enthusiastic to cautiously optimistic to displeased.

Black pesron holds blue and white sign the reads, "Keep abortion legal."

How the Promise of Roe v. Wade Left Women of Color Behind [OP-ED]

Roe has never been full of promise for women of color, immigrant women and women with low incomes. But if the Trump administration gets its way, we have the most to lose.

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Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Renews Its Fight For Women's Reproductive Health

Representatives Barbara Lee and Judy Chu introduced legislation that aims to protect the right to choose.

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Indigenous Peoples March to Take Over Washington D.C.

Organizers say the January 18 action will advocate for policies that strengthen Indigenous communities around the world.

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Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Asking About Citizenship on Census

“We must continue to stay vigilant and not let this administration use yet another mechanism to devalue and stifle the voices of people of color.”

Portraits of Latinx, Asian and White women and men in front of grey and blue backgrounds set in front of red and white and blue graphic background and underneath black bars with white text spelling "2020 CAMPAIGN REPORTERS" and "2020 ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS"

CBS News Called Out for Lack of Black Folks on Election Team

“Naw. This ain’t it. Try again.”

Lucy McBath in Congress

Representative Lucy McBath Co-Sponsors Legislation to Curb Gun Violence

McBath, the mother of slain teen Jordan Davis: For my son, my family and the countless others impacted by gun violence—we will fix this broken system.

Razor wire stretches out in the morning fog near the U.S.-Mexico border in Donna, Texas, on November 5, 2018 .

Just 12 Non-U.S. Citizens on Terror Watchlist Apprehended at Southern Border

As the Trump administration struggles to justify the need for a border wall, Vice President Mike Pence makes misleading claims about the number of “known or suspected terrorists” trying to enter the United States.

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Policy Experts Say Kamala Harris Pivots on Criminal Justice in New Memoir

The senator reckons with her past as an attorney general in “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Latinx woman in white suit jacket with right hand over her heart, surrounded by other people and brown leather seating

A Shimmer of Political Hope From Today's Newly Sworn-In Congress

The 116th Congress includes many historic firsts and progressive women.

The moon sets over sandstone formations near Round Rock December 5, 2002, on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona. A third of the nation lacks access to running water.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Native Americans

As federal money owed to Indian Country under treaties goes unpaid, esesential services are being shut down.

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Trump Administration Ignores How Laws Are Made to Deny People Food Stamps

The USDA proposed rule changes could affect more than half a million people.

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Watch the U.S. Senate Finally Vote to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

It’s 2018, y’all.

Five incarcerated people in orange jumpsuits are locked in a cell. There is an American flag hanging above the cell.

Civil Rights Orgs Cautiously Optimistic About Senate Vote on FIRST STEP Act

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: “This bipartisan bill offers some important improvements to the current federal system, but it falls short of providing the meaningful change that is required.”

ICYMI: Poll Says Green New Deal Enjoys Bipartisan Support

Championed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the plan seeks to eliminate income inequality and support communities of color.

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Civil Rights, Criminal Justice Orgs Call Out AG Nom William Barr's Racism

President Donald Trump will nominate Barr to run the Department of Justice. His track record proves he will be bad for people of color.

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Viola Davis Stars As Shirley Chisholm in New Movie

“The Fighting Shirley Chisholm” follows the first Black congresswoman and her trailblazing 1972 run for president.

Stage with brown wood laminate podium, red, white and blue sign on it reads "Cindy Hyde-Smith for United States Senate." Three American flags on poles behind it.

Mississippi Sends Cindy Hyde-Smith Back to Senate

She did little to conceal her racism while running against her Black opponent, former Representative Mike Espy.

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Washington D.C. On Course To Pass Historic Climate Bill

As the federal government doubles down on denying climate change, the nations capital is moving toward using 100 percent renewable energy.