Right To Vote

Brian Kemp’s Bid for Governor Depends on Erasing the Black Vote in Georgia. It’s Working.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp at an election watch party on July 24 in Athens, Georgia. Photo edited by Slate. Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty …

Law

Trump Twitter target Jeff Sessions is quietly doing exactly what he came to Washington to do

President Donald Trump may think Jeff Sessions is not a “real attorney general,” but the former Alabama senator is quietly molding the Justice Department into an agency that uses the law as a weapon against minorities, immigrants and fair elections.<p>For all his tough talk on Twitter, Trump will …

Donald Trump

Inmates plan nationwide prison strike over forced labor, appalling conditions

Strikes are planned in at least 17 states demanding prison reforms.<p>Incarcerated people across the United States are set to go on strike next week, …

Liberal View

Judge allows California lawsuit over 2020 census to proceed

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled on Friday that California's lawsuit against the Trump administration, which focuses on a citizenship status …

Politics

Florida university to get early voting site after judge strikes down ban

The University of Florida will offer an early voting site on its campus, weeks after a federal judge struck down a ban on college campuses being used …

University of Florida

Judge allows California to sue Trump administration over census question

A federal judge says California and its local governments can sue to stop the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 …

Trump Administration

Bernadette McAliskey calls for Stormont to be ‘bulldozed’

Former civil rights leader Bernadette McAliskey has called for Northern Ireland’s suspended parliament to be “bulldozed”.<p>She criticised what she said …

Civil Rights

Amelia Boynton Robinson (1911–2015) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Amelia Boynton Robinson (in Blue) at the 50th Anniversary of<br>the Selma to Montgomery March, 2015<p>"Image Ownership: Public Domain"<p>Although mostly known …

Black History

Mic Daily: Steve Bannon’s taxpayer-funded trip to Hungary — and other top stories of the day

Welcome to Mic Daily: <i>Mic</i>’s newsletter that cuts through the noise and lands in your inbox every weekday. We carefully curate each edition to send you …

Steve Bannon

Georgia election board plots Jim Crow-like assault on black voting

And if Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, they could get away with it.<p>A Georgia election board proposed shutting down seven of the nine polling locations …

Justice

This Website Just Made it Even Easier to Pressure Your Senator to Save Roe v. Wade

In a last-ditch effort to block the Supreme Court confirmation of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and save <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health advocates are using the viral hashtags #StopKavanaugh and #DearSenators to draw attention to a website that is making it even easier …

Planned Parenthood

Groups push back against efforts to disenfranchise voters of color in Florida and Georgia

As the November midterm elections approach, groups in Florida and Georgia are fighting against efforts to potentially disenfranchise voters of …

Florida

Voting Rights Roundup: GOP floats impeaching N. Carolina Supreme Court in growing war on democracy

Democrats have filed lawsuits to remove these misleading amendments from the ballot, and a judge has temporarily halted the printing of any ballots …

Government

Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality.<p>"She not only provided the …

Black History

Hey, Is Closing All But Two Polling Places In A Mostly Black County Racist? Asking For Georgia.

The ACLU is seriously pissed at a Georgia county that's planning to shut down most of its polling places before this fall's elections. Why, yes, the …

Government

The Assault on Minority Voting Rights Is Loud and Proud in Georgia

The Day of Jubilee strikes again.<p>Winfred Rembert is a remarkable artist who lives in Connecticut. He creates his art out of leather, having learned his leather working skills in a Georgia prison in between shifts on a chain gang. Born in 1945, Rembert grew up in Cuthbert, the county seat of …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Madigan court foe Gonzales backs Pritzker, says speaker and Rauner must go

The man suing Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan in federal court for allegedly helping to put “sham” candidates on the ballot says he’s no plant of …

Chicago

Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing federal judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies.<p>Sessions …

Donald Trump

Democrats' dilemma post-Nancy Pelosi

Much debate has taken place over whether it is time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to be replaced by a younger member of Congress. Some think …

Republicans

OMNIVORE: No way around it

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Donald Trump

Is the Black Vote Still Being Treated Like a Political Piñata?

When it comes to politics in this country, there is one thing that seems to be a constant—the Black vote is important and always tends to make a …

African-American News

Jacques: A straight ticket to discrimination?

Forty states have banned straight-ticket voting, yet a Michigan law doing just that has been blocked by the courts

Voting

Florida lawsuit seeks Spanish translation of ballots, alleges voting rights violations affecting Puerto Ricans

Civil rights organizations have asked a federal judge to order the state of Florida and local election officials to provide Spanish-language ballots, literature and translators for voters of Latino descent in time for the midterm election.<p>In a lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for …

Florida

Why it's time to relook the RBI policy on bank ownership

<b>JN Gupta</b><p>The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected Kotak Mahindra Bank’s proposal to dilute promoter holding through an issue of non-convertible …

Rights & Freedoms

Public Sector Unions Win Big at the California Supreme Court

Quite simply, it was an assault on the constitutional right to qualify initiatives for the state or local ballot. Union demands have now officially …

Public Sector

If Republicans face a choice between democracy and power, well, guess what?

The thought experiment for today is how much Republicans actually care about representative democracy. But don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking it over, because it’s more than a thought experiment, and the results are already in.<p>It has been reported many times that overall, voters prefer the …

Opinion

Air France-KLM appoints first foreign CEO over union objections

Air France-KLM named Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith as its new boss on Thursday, opting for an outsider to steer the airline group through a …

Air Canada

IEX drops proposal for startup LTSE to run listings on its exchange

© Reuters. IEX drops proposal for startup LTSE to run listings on its exchange<p>By John McCrank<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock exchange operator IEX Group …

Stock Markets

Democrats’ Crusade Against Voter ID Is Barely Masked Racism

Voter ID laws may strike the overwhelming majority of Americans as nothing more than common sense, but to Democrats, they are an assault on voting …

Conservative View

Alabama Dem leader Joe Reed on Doug Jones' failed power move: "George Wallace tried it, too"

<i>This is an opinion column.</i><p>Joe L. Reed has seen the power move before; he didn't like it then, either.<p>It was 1974 and the perpetrator was none other …

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