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The Top 13 Women of Color to Watch in 2013

These 13 women of color are leaving their mark on everything from politics to entertainment to health.

By Sandra Shaker | Friday, March 8, 2013

Infographic: The Growth of the Latino Electorate in Key States

Latino voters made a remarkable difference in the 2012 elections, and given the Latino population's rapid growth, its political influence will likely be greater in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

By Patrick Oakford and Vanessa Cárdenas | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

Nancy Pelosi, Nikita McFarlandSequestration will have a particularly harmful effect on communities of color, who were hit first and worst by the Great Recession and have yet to significantly feel the effects of the recovery.

By Sophia Kerby | Friday, February 22, 2013

Sharing Love and Ideas on Valentine’s Day

Immigrant rights marchPolls show that Americans as a whole agree more than disagree on controversial issues—and on this day of love, let’s embrace this emerging trend.

By Morriah Kaplan | Thursday, February 14, 2013

Who Can Afford Unpaid Leave?

FMLA and women of colorIt is in our nation’s best interest to make sure that all of our workers can be productive members of our country’s workforce and also take care of their own health or the health of their loved ones.

By Julie Ajinkya | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Why the Fight for Reproductive Justice Isn’t Over

Bettina Hager, Jeff FosterThis week marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, but there’s still work to be done to ensure reproductive justice for all women.

By Sophia Kerby and Morriah Kaplan | Friday, January 25, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Why Communities of Color Should Care About Stricter Gun-Violence Prevention Laws

Gun violenceCommunities and families of color disproportionately suffer from gun violence, and any comprehensive legislation to prevent gun violence should attempt to bring down its causes in these areas.

By Morriah Kaplan and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, January 17, 2013

What Is at Stake for Communities of Color in the Fiscal Showdown Debate?

Nancy Pelosi, Sander Levin, Steve IsraelIf Congress and President Obama cannot come to an agreement to avoid the fiscal showdown, there will be significant cuts to programs that keep many people out of poverty, in the workforce, and able to pursue the American Dream.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Monday, December 3, 2012

The Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About the Fiscal Showdown

Speaker of the House John BoehnerIf Congress and the president cannot agree on a budget deal by the end of the year, the resulting economic slowdown will have a big impact on communities of color.

By Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 29, 2012

Battleground States Go Blue Thanks to Multiracial Coalitions that Supported President Obama

Miami votersCommunities of color in swing states who supported President Obama helped him get re-elected by turning out in droves.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Infographic: Women of Color and Political Leadership

Women of color continue to vote in increasing numbers, despite their lack of representation in elected office.

By Sophia Kerby | Monday, November 5, 2012

Understanding Why Latino Voters Are Key in Virginia

Latinos supporting ObamaLatino voters are flexing their political muscle in Virginia and nationwide, particularly around issues of immigration and the economy.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, November 1, 2012

High Court Ruling on Affirmative Action Will Determine Our Futures

U.S. Supreme CourtCollege admission policies that embrace diversity and expand opportunities benefit all Americans.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Asian Americans Benefit from Diversity in Higher Education

Affirmative action rallyThe conservative strategy of attempting to pit Asian Americans against other communities of color fails to recognize overwhelming support for affirmative action by Asian Americans.

By Julie Ajinkya | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Video: The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

play_alt icon Video Two executive employees at large corporations explain why workforce diversity is very important and fosters a positive work environment.

By Progress 2050 and LGBT Progress | Tuesday, October 9, 2012