Politics

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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.

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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.”

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Law Will Make Filmmakers Disclose Diversity Info for Tax Credits

After it’s signed into law, California’s SB 871 will requires movie and television execs to provide diversity statistics, an anti-harassment policy and information about inclusion programs if they want to claim state tax credits.

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Trump on Stopping Border Separations: 'I'll Be Signing Something In a Little While'

President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to sign an executive action that reverses his own directive to separate immigrant children from their families.

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Digital Justice Experts Answer Your #NetNeutrality Rollback Questions

Representatives from the Center for Media Justice, Fight for the Future and other organizations leading the fight for internet freedom hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything session to address the rollback of net neutrality rules. 

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Reject Racism Campaign Pressures Tech Giants to Skip North Carolina

“One way Amazon and Apple can demonstrate a real commitment to espoused values of diversity is by making it clear that they won’t move their headquarters to a state that is rapidly sliding backward on racial oppression and voting rights.”

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Cavs, Warriors Agree On One Thing: Skipping White House

LeBron James: “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”

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How You Can Make the Most of the 2018 Midterm Elections

From registering to voting to advocating for the rights of others, these tools have you covered.

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Philly Players, Mayor and Allies Call Out Trump's Attack on Eagles

President Donald Trump said he scrapped the Super Bowl champion team’s planned White House visit because players would not “proudly stand for the national anthem.” Eagles players and supporters quickly told the truth.

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Author Q&A: Understanding Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Through Marx, Monsters and a Queer Decolonial Lens

Colorlines talks to Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera about their new book, “lo terciario/the tertiary,” which revisits Karl Marx’s “Capital” to examine Puerto Rico’s debt crisis from a queer decolonial lens.

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Kaepernick Depositions Reveal Trump Influenced NFL's Protest Rule

President Donald Trump to Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones: “Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.”

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WATCH: Stacey Abrams Accepts Party's Nomination for Georgia Governor

“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia’s future, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired,” said Abrams, the Democratic candidate who is on track to become the nation’s first Black female governor.

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EPA, White House Blocked Release of Study on Widespread Water Contamination

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show the decision was driven by politics, not health.

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GOP Moderates Attempt to Force Immigration Vote in the House

Reps facing tough re-election races mount last ditch effort to create protections for “Dreamers.”

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This New Database Lets You Track Islamophobic Bills

“The scrutiny of U.S. state legislation intentionally targeting Muslims is vitally important to understanding a new wave of Islamophobia sweeping the country.”

Immigration Activists Rally Against President Trump's Decision To End DACA Program

Federal Judge Rules Trump Administration Must Accept New DACA Applications

The ruling forces the federal government to accept new applications for deportation protection unless the Department of Homeland Security can produce sound reasoning for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program within 90 days.

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Senate Leader Backs Marijuana Decriminalization

Chuck Schumer to introduce measure that would decriminalize the drug at the federal level, says he’s “seen too many people’s lives ruined” due to marijuana-related incarceration.

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'Our Country is Being Stolen': Trump Renews Attacks on Immigrants

His accusations were met by bipartisan condemnation.

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#BootPruitt Campaign Aims to Oust EPA Administrator

The Hip Hop Caucus and Green Latinos are two of the organizations working to pressure the administration to fire Scott Pruitt.

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Trump Tells 4,000 Liberian Immigrants To Leave or Face Deportation

President denies extension of legal immigration status for Liberians, many who have lived in the U.S. for decades.