Racial and Gender Diversity Sorely Lacking in America’s Courts
Voters of color in Alabama and Texas are suing their states, claiming that they have no representation in judicial elections.
Americans Must Understand that a Bullet Has All of Our Names on It
For political leaders to find the humanity and will to do the right thing, Americans must recognize that gun violence is an issue that affects everyone.
Underpaid and Unequal
Report The early childhood workforce as a whole is grossly underpaid. New CAP analyses suggest that female African American teachers who work full time earn even less than their white counterparts.
Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters
Wage equality is a key issue for Millennials. But for young black women, it is not only a concern, it is a determining factor in their quality of life.
Police Gone Wild
The U.S. Department of Justice’s report on Baltimore chronicles yet another police department that routinely abused its power and violated the civil rights of African Americans.
Black Families Work More, Earn Less, and Face Difficult Child Care Choices
While the child care crisis means all families have poor choices, African American families have even fewer options.
Voting Rights Victories Are Pyrrhic but Worth Celebrating
Courts have overturned several state-level voter suppression laws, but the cases should never have been necessary in the first place.
Broadening Our Policy Awareness to Include Urban Native Americans
Much of the United States’ policy support is currently reserved for tribal members living on reservations, leaving Native Americans who live in urban areas without much recourse.
A Voting Rights Story
Issue Brief Over his nearly 50 years in the North Carolina state legislator, Rep. Mickey Michaux helped increase voting rights and participation. However, recent efforts in the state are putting these advances at risk.
The Need for a Reflective Judiciary Demands a Return to Normal Order
Fifty-two federal judicial nominees are currently waiting for Senate action, underscoring congressional gridlock and the need to put people before politics.
The Hyde Amendment Has Perpetuated Inequality in Abortion Access for 40 Years
Issue Brief For 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has perpetuated inequality by blocking access to safe, legal abortion for low-income women and women of color on Medicaid.