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21st Century Black Giving: 10 High Impact Principles for a New Year

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 03.13.2015 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

A New Year has begun. But Black Philanthropy Month continues with #BPM365--a call to remember, mobilize and celebrate our giving and self-help traditions.

Private Prisons Are Losing

Rashad Robinson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

Over the past 20 years, the number of people locked up for-profit has increased by 1,664 percent, but the horrors of the industry have not been experienced evenly.

A Reason to Watch Saturday Night Live Again

Rashad Robinson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

Just a day after Saturday Night Live announced the addition of Sasheer Zamata to the cast, and still weeks prior to her scheduled debut, at least one Hollywood critic was already scribbling an asterisk by Sasheer's name.

An Open Letter to Jay-Z: One Thing You Could Say About Barneys That Might Matter

Rashad Robinson | Posted 12.25.2013 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

To be honest with you, I couldn't care less whether you keep Barneys' money. It won't change a reality of more than 700,000 people -- mostly Black and Latino -- stopped and frisked by the NYPD in a single year.

Activists Push Back Against 'Gun Appreciation Day'

Posted 01.18.2013 | Impact

By Sean J. Miller, Take Part Activists are scrambling to mobilize support for the gun-control initiatives proposed by President Obama on Wednesday ...

Dan Froomkin

ALEC's Strategy Shift May Yet Bring Corporate Gains | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The capitulation by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to a grassroots campaign denouncing its positions on gun laws and v...

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...

Dan Froomkin

Move To Shame Corprations Funding Right-Wing Social Agenda Notches 2 Victories | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Succumbing to pressure from public interest groups, Coca Cola and Pepsico have severed their ties to the American Legislative Exchange C...

The Trayvon Martin Tragedy: Pop Culture Plays a Role

Rashad Robinson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
Rashad Robinson

Movies routinely portray the American black experience as poor, violent and terrifying. When black men appear in the news, the stories are almost completely restricted to sports or crime coverage. Our society views young black men as inevitable criminals.

Progressive Groups Demand Obama Launch Investigation Into Housing Crisis

Simon McCormack | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

With big banks inching closer to a settlement over allegedly improper foreclosures -- one that critics call too lenient -- progressive groups are call...

Michael Calderone

Will Pat Buchanan Return To MSNBC After Book Tour? | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.08.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Pat Buchanan, the longtime conservative pundit, has been making the TV rounds in recent weeks promoting his latest book, "Suicide of a Sup...

White Supremacists Show Support for MSNBC's Pat Buchanan

Rashad Robinson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Media
Rashad Robinson

White nationalists see Buchanan as a mainstream champion of their beliefs. Their goal? Make sure he maintains his position on MSNBC so that divisive, racially inflammatory ideas continue to circulate.

Troy Davis Is Dead; the Movement Continues

Rashad Robinson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Rashad Robinson

Before he died, Troy told us that this was about more than him -- and he called on those of us who have fought against his execution to continue fighting for justice, even if we weren't successful in saving his life.

Will Arkansas Officials Support Black Student Achievement?

Rashad Robinson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
Rashad Robinson

Kymberly Wimberly was forced to share a "co-valedictorian" designation with a lower achieving White student. This after a staffer worried aloud that having her in that role would cause "a big mess."

Tell Fox: Fire Eric Bolling

Rashad Robinson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Media
Rashad Robinson

Commentators at Fox News and Fox Business have long stoked the racial anxieties that some segment of their viewers surely harbor. The latest incarnation is Eric Bolling.

Victory! ColorOfChange Campaign Helps Drive Beck Off of Fox News

James Rucker | Posted 06.07.2011 | Media
James Rucker

Beck's lack of advertisers made him a financial liability for Fox, and it's clear that this was a driving factor in his departure from Fox. This is an incredible and unprecedented victory.

Accountability: Who Else Will Go the Way of Congressman Bobby Rush?

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

No member of Congress is beyond reproach. Every member of Congress should be open scrutiny of their record, and every member should be judged by his or her record. It's critical to an effective democracy.

A Key Victory for Net Neutrality

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Rucker

While the White House and FCC sold us out on net neutrality, yesterday produced an important victory in the fight for an open internet. Congressman Bobby Rush was denied the position after ColorOfChange members opposed his candidacy.

A Key, Unknown Player in Civil Rights Groups' Attack on the Open Internet

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Rucker

For over a year, several of the most prominent civil rights groups have been aligned with AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast -- whether knowingly or not -- in those companies' efforts to end net neutrality. But they have not acted alone.

Congressman Rush Avoids the Real Issue

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

Last Thursday I wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asking that she not endorse Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) in his effort to become Rankin...

Civility -- and Why Bobby Rush Should Be the Ranking Communications Subcommittee Member

David Honig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Honig

Congressman Bobby Rush has supported five of the six Open Internet principles, but he's quite properly concerned about the FCC's proposed economic non-discrimination principle on jobs.

It's Time to Be Bold: Democrats and Black America

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

In the eyes of black Americans, Democrats have not fought hard enough to truly distinguish themselves from Republicans on issues like criminal justice reform and unemployment.

Victory -- ABC News Drops Andrew Breitbart

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Rucker

ABC News just announced that they've rescinded their invitation for Andrew Breitbart to be part of their election night coverage. The network had already said Breitbart won't be appearing on the air; now they've told him he's not welcome to appear online either.

Help Turn Off Fox

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Rucker

Have you ever looked up at the television at a local business -- your gym, an auto shop, a bar or restaurant -- only to find Glenn Beck or Bill O'Reilly shouting down at you? It's time to turn them off.