Politics

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#TBT: 144 Years Since Reconstruction's Deadliest Massacre

White supremacist paramilitary members killed dozens of Black militia members in the 1873 Colfax Massacre.

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Hasan Minhaj to Headline Trump-less White House Correspondents Dinner

The comedian and "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" star is the first South Asian American to host the annual dinner. 

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Trump Launches Missiles at Syria, Legislators of Color Respond

Representative Tulsi Gabbard: “Trump’s military strikes in Syria are reckless and short-sighted.”

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Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Case Against Trump For Inciting Violence at Rally

The lawsuit will continue in federal court.

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New Tool Helps Activists Take Resistance to State Capitols

OurStates aims to help communities advocate for their rights at the state level.

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W. Kamau Bell Talks Surprising Success of 'Politically Re-Active' Podcast, Season 2 Return

Bell and Hari Kondabolu just brought their politics-and-humor podcast back for a second season. We caught up with Bell to discuss what to expect this time around.

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Despite Its Reputation for Elitism, Artists of Color Say the National Endowment for the Arts is Worth Saving

If passed, Trump's "America First" budget will eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. How will this affect already-marginalized artists of color?

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HBCUs Prepare for Day of Action on Capitol Hill

“We’re here to make sure our elected officials see and feel the importance of HBCUs—and we’re here to hold them accountable for their support.”

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3 Major Takeaways From New Survey on Trump and Millennials of Color

The new GenForward survey says: people of color are not here for President Donald Trump or his policies.

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WATCH: Jussie Smollett Attacks Oppressive Political Climate in New Music Video

The "Empire" star directed the video for his song, which pleads for love and justice in the face of police violence, xenophobia and attacks on reproductive justice.

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READ: South Asian Americans Must Unite to Fight Trump Policies

In a new op-ed in The Washington Post, rapper Raj "Lushlife" Haldar reflects on some Hindu Americans' embrace of Trump's political agenda, discrimination against South Asian Americans and the need for cross-religious Desi organizing to fight new anti-immigrant policies and violence.

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Release of Trump's 2005 Tax Return Prompts Mixed Reactions

“Trump tax returns distract from White nationalist advisor, distracts from Trumpcare, distracts from crimes with Russia distracts from…”

Regarding January 18, 2017 Coverage of The Cordish Companies

We removed a January 18, 2017 piece aggregated from a since-discredited Daily Beast article on March 14, 2017.

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Chicano Batman is Here to Get Us Free

The SoCal quartet just dropped their latest album, “Freedom is Free." We spoke with bassist Eduardo Arenas about the band’s unique name, bigotry on the road and why making joyous music is an act of protest. 

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Trump's HBCU Executive Order Criticized for Oversight, Funding Issues

Trump signed the executive order after meetings with HBCU presidents and Republican lawmakers earlier this week.

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Obamas Ink Mammoth Book Deals with Penguin Random House

The former president and first lady signed book deals that reportedly total nearly $65 million.

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What You Need to Know About R. Alexander Acosta, Trump's New Labor Secretary Pick

Trump nominated Acosta just one day after his previous nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration in the face of widespread protest and lack of Republican support.

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Rep. Ted Lieu May Introduce Bill That Requires a Mental Health Pro in the White House

“Clearly, to me, when you have a president that lies pathologically, that believes in alternative facts, it suggests to me there is a problem.”

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Chance the Rapper and Jimmy Butler Say Trump Doesn't Know Chicago

The Grammy-winning musician and Chicago Bulls player discuss Chicago stereotypes and celebrity activism in a new interview for ESPN The Magazine and The Undefeated.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Courts Controversy

The newly-appointed Indian-American FCC head says he wants to bridge the digital divide and connect low-income people to high-speed internet. But critics say his latest actions are proof of other priorities.