Politics

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Election 2020: Ignore Women of Color at Your Own Peril [OP-ED]

The women behind Intersections of Our Lives say that if there’s one thing that can be learned from the last election, it’s that the votes of women of color should not be taken for granted.

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House Democrats Prepare Bill to Counter Restrictive Immigration Policies

The measure is expected to increase federal resources to meet the needs of refugees.

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10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity

From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit.

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Chicago Elects First Black Lesbian Mayor—But Not All Progressives See It As a Victory

Various activists, including online movement #StopLightfoot, say Lori Lightfoots record is harmful to members of the Black, immigrant and LGBTQ communities.

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Senate Rejects Bill That Would Send Relief Money to Puerto Rico

Democrats say the bills aid package is another sign of Republican disregard for the island.

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Jeffrey Wright-Narrated Doc 'Rigged' Highlights Voter Suppression Tactics

Wright: “I hope ‘Rigged’ sounds an alarm that wakes America up.”

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Trump Administration Expands Reach of Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'

Foreign groups that provide or discuss abortions will lose American funding under a directive that administration officials have championed as “decent” and “right.”

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Maryland Aims to Leave Title X Program to Protect Abortion Providers and Patients

If approved, the state will refuse nearly $4 million in funding to create its own family planning program.

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Studies Show the Dangers of Proposed Changes to Food Stamps

The Trump administration wants to impose stricter work requirements on recipients while cutting billions from SNAP.

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House and Senate Dems Introduce Bill That Recognizes Reproductive Rights as Human Rights

The Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act was announced in both houses of Congress ahead of International Womens Day.

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House Dems Pen Resolution Rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar's Criticism of Pro-Israel Lobbies

Activists and supporters say the congressperson is being unfairly targeted for being a Black Muslim woman.

Planned Parenthood Rallies For Pro-Choice Supreme Court Nominee

Support Growing for Restrictive Abortion Bill in Texas

The fetal heartbeat bill would prohibit the procedure for people who are more than six weeks pregnant.

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Congress Advances Significant Gun Control Legislation

The House Committee on the Judiciary just passed a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in the United States.

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Teens from Parkland and Chicago Ask: 'How Many More Must Die?'

Student organizers Brandon Dasent and Amina Henderson unite to push for gun control that will keep kids in their communities safer.

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People of Color Benefit From New Public Lands Protection Bill

With bipartisan support, the Senate passed a measure that includes provisions aimed at Indigenous and African Americans. 

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WATCH: House Hears Advocates' Demands for Net Neutrality

Representatives of Free Press and other digital justice groups testify before the House of Representatives on the FCC’s repeal of open internet protections.

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Read Nathan Phillips' Story, In His Own Words

The media hype around the Covington Catholic boys couldn’t stop this Indigenous activist from speaking his truth. 

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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: Rashida Tlaib on Why All Legislation Must Protect LGBTQ Rights

The new member of Congress spoke at the National LGBT Task Force’s Creating Change Conference.

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.