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Navajo Election Administration

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.

In The Expendable Man, the story of an innocent under suspicion is given a racial twist.

Polling station

A former voter ID supporter realizes the real racial motive behind supposedly “common sense” reforms. 

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Stop-and-frisk victim

An audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD's cross hairs.

Artur Davis

The former black congressman became a star among tea partiers after coming out in support of Voter ID laws.

The hand of Barack Obama

This election has posed a challenge of self-control for Republicans raised on a diet of welfare queens and Willie Horton.

Barack Obama and Timothy Geithner

While preventing a Republican triumph is imperative, we should have no illusions about Obama.

Senate floor

In four close Western races, the tribal population could tip the balance.

Why the liberation of African-Americans serves as the key to the liberation of all people of color in the United States.

Blogs

Texas Republicans are responding to demographic change by trying to limit the power of an increasingly diverse electorate 

June 5, 2013

An unarmed 14-year-old black teenager was choked by police because they considered him a threat. Of course they did. 

May 31, 2013

Whether black children value education or not isn’t the issue. It’s more important to ask why they grow up in a world that tries to prevent them from learning.

May 28, 2013

Republicans may want to turn to an unlikely source for clues on how to sell conservatism to black voters. 

May 21, 2013

Avoiding calling racism for what it is only prolongs the problem. 

May 16, 2013

The mainstream media is using a deeply racist caricature to describe the passing of Malcolm X’s grandson.

May 11, 2013

The Heritage Foundation wouldn't stand behind it.

May 11, 2013

The former Black Panther has become the first woman placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list and reminds us that the struggle for freedom is far from over. 

May 7, 2013

The big man—a cultural tycoon and a friend of the Fraternal Order of Police—just went big-bully on a widely acclaimed film about political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jahmal.

April 25, 2013

After Boston, are the Senate Judiciary Hearings on immigration actually helping us get closer to reform?

April 25, 2013