Politics

Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. Black man and woman dressed in black suits lean close and talk.

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.

Viola Davis. Black woman with black afro in black top and sparkling black blazer smiles in front of white wall with black text; Shirley Chisholm. Black-and-white image of Black woman with black afro in patterned shirt and glasses in front of grey wall

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.  

A man carries personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. The severity of the storm was felt throughout the state with flooding just as bad in Princeville, N.C.

Trump Administration Downplays Damning Climate Change Report

Produced by 300 scientists, it shows that global warming—which disproportionately impacts people of color—will wreak havoc on the United States’ economy, public health, coastlines and infrastructure.

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'They Can Only Stretch the Bond. They Can't Break It.'

Michael Africa Jr. was born behind bars in 1978, right before his political prisoner parents were sentenced to 30 to 100 years. In 2018, for the first time in his life, Africa saw his mom and dad free and in the same space. Here’s a family story, 40 years in the making.

Small child in stroller looks at camera as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers check the IDs of pedestrians crossing into the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on November 19, 2018.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Asylum Ban

The ruling comes after President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to refuse asylum earlier this month.

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Trump Administration's Contraception Proposal Hijacks Program for Women in Poverty

The government wants women whose employers object to paying for contraception on religious grounds to rely on a program aimed at keeping lower-incoming earning women healthy.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, wearing a red sweater and gold necklace, leads a "March To The Polls" In Atlanta on October 28, 2018.

Midterms Update: Georgia's Abrams Ends Her Bid for Governor. Florida Is Still in Play

While Abrams acknowledged that there were no legal means to surmount what she calls irregularities, she refused to concede to her opponent.  

Ronald D. Vitiello, nominee to be assistant Homeland Security secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testifies at a hearing held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on November 15, 2018.

Acting Head of ICE Denies Family Separation Policy

Ronald Vitiello, the Trump administration’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also refused to rule out the possibility that it could happen again.

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Facebook Slammed After Report of Attacks Against Hate Speech Critics

A new article alleges that the social media giant fought criticism by discrediting its opponents. 

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Comcast Fires Proud Boy Employee After Activist Outcry

The Media Mobilizing Project and allies called on Philadelphia’s biggest corporation to fire Andrew Kovalic.

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Facing Race Livestream: Watch Hari Kondabolu, Tarana Burke, adrienne maree brown and Many More!

Check out the keynotes and plenaries from Facing Race 2018.

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

Voter Suppression: Did it Work?

Republicans attempted to silence voters of color in midterm races across the country.

Ayanna Pressley. Black woman in green dress stands behind wooden podium with sign that says, "Ayanna Pressley Democrat for Congress."

The Women of Color Who Made History on Election Night

So many progressive women taking office!

A Black Somali woman waves and smiles at the camera after winning election with three Black supporters standing behind her in a room with a black curtain in the background

Toolkit: How to Successfully Raise Funds for Progressive Candidates

As the political machine ramps up for 2020, The Collective co-founders Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James discuss five key fundraising strategies progressive candidates should replicate if they want to win big.

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Midterms 2018: Progressive Prosecutors Elected to Reshape 'Lock-em-up' Mentality

Several reform-driven district attorneys won seats on Tuesday on pledges to revamp a criminal justice system that disproportionately targets people of color.