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On Voter Registration Day, Let's Talk About Restoring Voting Rights

Rashad Robinson | Posted 09.28.2016 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

With the United States' voter registration rate among the lowest in the developed world, there's no doubt we need a National Voter Registration Day. But, if our country wants to work towards a goal of getting more Americans to vote, we also need a Voting Restoration Day.

Here's What Airbnb Is Doing To Fix Its Discrimination Problem

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.08.2016 | Black Voices

Airbnb is starting to take the necessary steps to address the housing discrimination issues its users of color have expressed they often face on the p...

GOP Hate Exacts a Toll

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Corporations are telling Republicans they're not so sure they'll pony up for the 2016 GOP convention because they don't want to be associated with the Republican candidates' hate-mongering.

The Movement for Voting Rights Is a Movement for a Better Future

Rashad Robinson | Posted 02.10.2017 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

We cannot simply call out the dirty tricks, we must mobilize to confront proponents of voter suppression head-on. To keep rising, we need to convert the mass outrage fueled by voter suppression not just into voter turnout but into mass strategic action that's outcomes-driven and focused on political accountability and legislative change.

Celebrating Community Change-Makers

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Life in the progressive movement can be arduous, which is why the Center for Community Change (CCC) takes one night of the year to lift up and celebrate some of the people and organizations that are leading the struggle toward justice in this country.

Jennifer Bendery

Rashad Robinson Is Leading The Social Justice Movement Into The 21st Century | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

(Photo courtesy of Rashad Robinson) This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, looking a...

Freddie Gray's Family Is 'Satisfied' With Charges Against Officers

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices

The family of Freddie Gray on Friday applauded the news that Gray’s death had been ruled a homicide and that criminal charges were being brought aga...

Lilly Workneh

Baltimore Protesters Rejoice Over Charges In Freddie Gray's Death | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.01.2015 | Black Voices

It wasn’t expected -- but it was welcome. Many Baltimore residents applauded Friday's announcement from State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby that Fredd...

12 Things White People Can Actually Do After the Ferguson Decision

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. David J. Leonard

So many of us feel so powerless, unable to affect substantive change, unable to do anything other than hurt. Powerless does not mean there isn't work to be done. It is silence, inactivity, complacency and disconnect that are the enemies of justice, not rage.

'The Movement For Racial Justice Is Bigger Than A Political Party'

Essence | Rashad Robinson | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

The Republican takeover of the Senate signals deep challenges that will gravely impact our families and communities. It’s a reminder that our fight ...

Sam Levine

Ferguson Protests Reach White House Doorstep With Call For Prosecutor To Resign | Sam Levine | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of activists carried 900,000 petitions to the gates of the White House on Thursday afternoon demanding that Attorney General...

Private Prisons: The Case for Divestment

Rashad Robinson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Rashad Robinson

Our criminal justice system is not a business, and people who are incarcerated should not be treated as assets on a corporate ledger.

Disgusting New York Post Front Page Goes Full 'Hey, Where the White Women At?' on Obama

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

In a bodega last week morning, picking up bananas, I saw the man in front of me on line holding a New York Post. Too bad he wouldn't be reading any ac...

Danielle Cadet

Still Climbing: The Progress And Promise Of Black America | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the last in the Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. “Free in 63.” In the la...

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Group Rallies To Restore Weekend Voting Hours In Ohio

Video the Vote | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Video the Vote

Ohio has enjoyed early in-person voting since 2008, which allowed tens of thousands to vote before election day in order to avoid the long lines or po...

Conviction of Black Mayor Overturned by U.S. Court of Appeals in Case Closely Watched by Civil Rights Activists

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 06.25.2012 | Crime
Jordan Flaherty

In a 2-1 ruling today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the conviction of former Waterproof mayor Bobby Higginbotham, and vacated his sente...

NRA Becomes Toxic When Exposed to Light

Daniel Gross | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Daniel Gross

When exposed to the light, the NRA's agenda becomes toxic. And Americans want nothing to do with those who conspire to bring about the gun lobby's dangerous "guns everywhere" vision they saw played out that February night in Sanford, Florida.

Time for Kochs to Resign from ALEC

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

Charles and David Koch appear to be pushing their right-wing ideology to the bitter end. And it's time for Americans to stop helping them. The Koch b...

ALEC Annoyed at Losing Sponsors? It Breaks My Heart

Mark Engler | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Mark Engler

It is always a pleasure to see a worthy target of activism move from disregard or mockery to going on the attack.

Anna Staver

McDonald's Responds To Campaign Against It | Anna Staver | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Under pressure from a progressive campaign to abandon the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), McDonald's is insisting that it left the contr...

Good Guys Win One: With ALEC, Things Go Better Without Coke

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Heads up, Wal-Mart. Know who does a lot of shopping in your stores? People who have been victimized by ALEC policies: Poor people, minorities, and people who are working more and earning less.

Honor Trayvon: Call on Corporations To Quit ALEC, Backer of 'Stand Your Ground' Law

David Halperin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
David Halperin

Many people believe that the large amounts of money that ALEC pours into state legislation hurt ordinary Americans on economic issues like workers rights, health, consumer protection, and the environment.

Gene Demby

Can The Black Church Swing The 2012 Election With New Voters? | Gene Demby | Posted 03.30.2012 | Black Voices

The battle over voter I.D. laws -- which critics say disenfranchise the poor, the elderly and citizens of color -- has been fought in state houses, co...

Ryan Grim

Liberal Donor Network Dumps Progressive Organizations | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democracy Alliance, a private network of major progressive and Democratic donors, has dropped a number of prominent organizations, a...