Politics

Tanya Walker. Black transgender activist holds black megaphone while wearing grey shirt behind brown podium with pink and light blue transgender transgender pride flag with letters reading "RESIST" and surrounded by other people with multicolored signs

Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Activists and Allies Vow to Fight Legal Erasure

Social media responds to a new federal report that seeks to rigidly define gender as determined by biology at birth. 

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Michelle Kwan, Kristina Wong Urge Asian-Amerian Community to Vote

Just 49 percent of eligible Asian American and Pacific Islanders voted in the 2016 presidential election. These entertainers want to change that this fall.

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Amendment 4 Could Restore Voting Rights for Millions of Formerly Incarcerated People in Florida

People with felony convictions in the Sunshine State face some of the harshest voting laws in the nation.

Large group of Hondurans march north as part of mass migration march. Young man wearing red shirt holds a small child and is surrounded by women and men as hey walk on a Central American road.

Mass Migration March Continues As Roughly 3,000 Hondurans Head for U.S. Border

March of the Migrant grows in strength despite warnings from the Trump administration that the group won’t be allowed in the country.

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Republicans Attack 'Dangerous' Immigrants As Midterms Approach

A new report finds that Republican politicians are relying on fear tactics and lies to rally voters in the most competitive midterm races.

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Senate Votes to Place Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

Activists disrupted the proceedings as Vice President Mike Pence called for the vote.

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This Is a Defining Moment for Women of Color Who Survived Sexual Violence [OP-ED]

“We saw an educated White woman with financial, legal and familial support testify about being sexually assaulted, and then face the emotionally exhausting experience of being cross-examined for hours and disbelieved by many Senators. We got the message: If they won’t listen to her, it will be even worse for us.”

Alicia Keys. Black woman in black shirt and blouse with pink flowers and blue and red lines on sleeves smiles while holding onto black piano in front of black light stand and blue lights and brown building

Alicia Keys, Esperanza Spalding to Perform at Brett Kavanaugh Protest

Artists and activists will gather outside the Supreme Court to protest Kavanaugh’s advancing candidacy for SCOTUS justice.

Rosario Dawson. Latinx woman with black hair in white t-shirt with red stripes and blue QR code in front of grey wall

Watch Rosario Dawson and Chadwick Boseman Describe Their 'First Time'...Voting

Celebrities and youth activists appear in “My First Time,” a new public service announcement that encourages viewers to register to vote in the midterm elections.

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Department of Justice Sues California for Passing #NetNeutrality Protections

The Golden State passed a bill with the strictest net neutrality rules—and as Black and Brown activists consider it a victory, the federal government disagrees. 

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Advocacy Groups Vow to Continue Fight as Brett Kavanaugh Advances

Republicans in the Senate Committee on the Judiciary ignored sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh to push their party’s nominee a step closer to the Supreme Court. Now the nation’s fate lies in the hands of the full Senate.

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Watch as Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford Testify Before Senate

Three women have now come forward with allegations against President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

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Activists to FCC: Investigate Maria's Impact on Puerto Rico's Telecom Infrastructure

A coalition including Defend Puerto Rico, Free Press and the Center for Media Justice wants the FCC to account for how Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s telecommunications and to map out how to fix it.

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WATCH: Yara Shahidi Promotes Civic Engagement in 'Voting Avenue'

The “Grown-ish” star joins “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon for a “Schoolhouse Rock”-style animated segment about the importance of voting.

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Time's Up on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford says the Trump nominee sexually assaulted her. The Time’s Up movement says the judge should not be appointed to the highest court in the land.

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REPORT: The Urgent Need to Dismantle School Policing in Communities of Color

A new report from Advancement Project and Alliance for Educational Justice amplifies the voices of students of color who are demanding police-free schools.

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People Of Color Are Still Being Locked Out of the Democratic Process

A new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reinforces what many already know: the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act made it easier for states to discriminate at the voting booth.

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ICE Requests Millions of North Carolina Voting Records

State officials say complying with the request will prevent them from preparing for the general election. Critics say the request is brazen attempt to suppress voting rights for people of color.

Cory Booker. Black man with bald head close to the camera.

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.

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

Ayanna Pressley Earns Stunning Victory in Race to Rep Massachusetts

She will be the first woman of color to serve for her state in the U.S. House of Representatives.