Right now many states are attempting to put new voting restrictions in place that parallel all the old tricks and turn back the clock on civil rights to the days when voting was used as a tool for political control and exclusion.
A decision by a federal appeals court to block two major provisions of Alabama's immigrant law is a significant victory not just for immigrants but for the rights of all residents of Alabama.
It is imperative that we not only understand the fight against restrictive voter ID laws , but that we also acknowledge that racist, anti-immigration laws, like Alabama's HB56, is an assault on the very values that civil rights marchers stood for nearly 50 years ago.
Huntsville is a nice community filled with a ton of aerospace brainiacs, rich history and some great healthy food options.
Today, when voter ID laws have crept into dozens of states, and one of the toughest and most reprehensible anti-immigration bills passed in Alabama, we will gather once again in the deep South and march.
For the first time, local elected officials are talking about default or delay on loan payments, and about bankruptcy as a legitimate way out of their fiscal messes.
It's Leap Day! The date when by tradition, women can propose marriage to the men in their lives. Of course, women have been disregarding this for years, but today is a perfect excuse to buy a gift for your favorite guy.
Constitutional questions aside, the anti-immigrant laws in Georgia and Alabama are increasingly viewed as a failed experiment exacting intolerable human tolls, alarming economic costs and genuine political risks.
In contrast to The Help, The Long Walk Home shows African-American maids as active participants in the civil rights struggle -- and remains a much more uplifting and hard-hitting movie about the plight and pluck of black domestic servants confronting racism.
D.T. lived in hopeful expectation, but even today, it's stunning to think that the life of this one-time slave overlapped with that of his great-granddaughter, Marian, who now resides in the White House.
In 2003, Jeffrey Cain, formerly of Remy Zero, met one of his music idols, Steve Kilbey. The two subsequently teamed up as "Isidore." Isidore's long-awaited second album, Life Somewhere Else, comes out this week.
Solving the illegal immigration problem requires solving the legal immigration problem. If a quick and legal pathway to immigrate similar to Ellis Island were revived, unauthorized immigration would virtually disappear.
People think of Florida beaches or Bourbon Street in New Orleans when they think of holidays in the southern US, but there are plenty of options.
Alabama legislators chose to trample on the civil rights of state citizens, enacting a law that encourages racial profiling, punishes innocent children, and jeopardizes the entire economic well-being of the state.
In the absence of any Congressional action on immigration reform, states have stepped into the void.
Caroline's story is not unique. Tragedies like her's occur so often, in fact, that they rarely make the news anymore. But it is precisely because they are an everyday occurrence that health care reform was so urgently needed.