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Rev. William Barber at a press conference

A Voting Rights Story

article icon 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.

Sen. Grassley at a town hall

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.

Protesters march

When Words Fail Us

Practical policy reforms—not just more conversation—are needed to address the recent violence between police and the African American community.

Representative John Lewis speaks.

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.

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The Ongoing Battle to Protect the Precious Right to Vote

Americans are sick and tired of being sick and tired of waiting on Congress to act and ensure the right to vote for all.

Protestors hold sign

Continuing Inequalities Blur the American Dream

While racial gaps in the U.S. income cost are old news, revitalized versions of these statistics are no less significant for the nation’s economic recovery.

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Economic Security for Black and Hispanic Families

book_alt2 icon Report Black and Hispanic families face unique economic pressures, and conservative policies and obstruction continue to harm families of color.

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In the Media, Homogenized Gatekeepers Beget a Uniform Message

The lack of diversity in newsrooms not only hurts our understanding of history—it harms our country.

Muhammad Ali holds his autobiography.

The Greatest of All Time

Muhammad Ali stood 6 feet 3 inches with a 78-inch reach—but that is only the tale of the tape. In truth, his reach was immeasurable.

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In Response to the Unknown and Faceless

A recent “Race and Beyond” column about Pat Buchanan got the attention of readers from all corners of the Internet, and many of the responses, while negative, are nonetheless eye-opening.

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President Obama’s Legacy for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

President Barack Obama has been a leader in supporting and advancing AAPI communities.

Pat Buchanan

Buchanan’s Fantasy Past Isn’t Prologue to America’s Future

Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan is pushing an outdated vision of America—one that fails to take into account the many contributions of people of color, immigrants, and LGBT people.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks

At Long Last, A Wrong Righted for Disenfranchised Virginians

Virginia should be commended for restoring voting rights to 210,000 felons who have lawfully served their time.

Flint River

5 Things to Know About Communities of Color and Environmental Justice

The Flint, Michigan, crisis is just one example of the many environmental injustices that communities of color are facing.

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