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Cory Booker Announces Run for President

“I grew up knowing that the only way we can make change is when people come together.”

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

It’s 2018, y’all.

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Cory Booker Risks It All During Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nom Hearing

The New Jersey senator released confidential files, saying his act of “civil disobedience” is necessary so that Americans can know Kavanaugh’s views on race and what is at stake during the hearing.

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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.”

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Senators Confront DHS Secretary About Trump's 'Racially Motivated' Immigration Policy

Cory Booker and Diane Feinstein questioned the decision to terminate deportation relief for some 250,000 immigrants and DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen’s “amnesia” regarding the president’s “shithole” comments.

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WATCH: Senator Cory Booker to Testify Against Jeff Sessions

It’s the first time a U.S. senator has gone on the record against a colleague during a confirmation hearing.

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WATCH: New Trailer for Ava DuVernay's Mass Incarceration Documentary, '13th'

Named for the Thirteenth Amendment, “13th” will premiere at the New York Film Festival on Friday before making its nationwide debut on Netflix October 7.

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Marcia Fudge Replaces DNC Chair as Dems Work to Unite

The Democratic party is on its third chair since Friday’s email leak. The FBI just announced that it will investigate the breach of the DNC’s email server.

New York City’s Fair Chance Law Could Help Ex-Offenders Nationwide

New York City’s “Ban the Box” law is one of the country’s most comprehensive measures aimed at helping ex-offenders secure meaningful employment after they serve their time—and it could encourage the entire nation to board the bandwagon.

WATCH: VICE's Special On Mass Incarceration Is Available On YouTube

VICE’s special, which documents President Obama’s historic visit to El Reno Federal Corrections Institution, is available in full on YouTube until October 12. 

Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools

“Everybody’s getting paid, but Raheem still can’t read.”

Cory Booker's Moneyed Win

Cory Booker raised lots of money for his Senate race, some of it questionably. But that’s the game, and he played to win.

Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary Easily, Despite Criticism

Moderation seems the unavoidable tax for African-American Democratic candidates looking to win statewide offices in states like New Jersey.

Cory Booker Raises Money with Oprah, Misses NAACP Debate

Booker lands Oprah endorsement, but some of New Jersey civil rights leaders are supporting his opponents.

Cory Booker Close to Officially Announcing Senate Run

If Booker wins, there will be three African-Americans serving in the U.S. Senate, the largest number serving at same time.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ) Dies; Cory Booker May Soon Fill His Seat

Sen. Frank Lautenberg leaves a strong legacy behind in New Jersey and on Capitol Hill.

How Far Could You Stretch A Food Stamp Budget? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers advise Mayor Cory Booker how to eat on a food stamp budget.

Cory Booker Feeling 'Hunger Pains' Because He's Under-Eating

Booker started the food stamps challenge on Tuesday and by Wednesday he was already having what he called “hunger pains.”

Cory Booker's First Day on Food Stamps: Can't Afford Coffee and Long Periods Without Food

For the next seven days, and at a time when Congress is considering $16 billion in cuts to the federal program, Booker will put himself in the same position as 850,000 other New Jerseyans who receive food stamps each month.

From Blackface to Food Stamps, Is All Publicity Good Publicity? [Reader Forum]

Some people will do anything for attention. Colorlines readers respond to the latest race- and poverty-related stunts.