The tides are turning on voter ID. Within the past week, a federal judge in Wisconsin and a state judge in Arkansas invalided their states' strict voter ID laws, and a Pennsylvania judge refused to reconsider his January decision striking down Pennsylvania's voter ID law.
Liberty and equality don't just happen: They must be valued and protected by law.
An African-American presidency does not make a post-racial society, but creates a racial backlash. Black men are the perennial defendants, guilty until proven innocent of no crimes in particular, and everything in general.
With Tuesday's decision by the NBA to ban prune-faced bigot Donald Sterling from the NBA and to fine him a whopping $2.5 million--his net worth runs around $2 billion, so that fine's going to hit him where he lives: right in his beer money--we have seen the end of racial discrimination in our time.
Activist Robert Davis filed a challenge with the Wayne County Elections Commission to remove my name from the August 5th Primary Election ballot as a ...
There were two political stampedes this week, both towards and then back away from the same man: rancher Cliven Bundy. So, at least for the spectators, it was an amusing week in politics.
Of course, no one can say that any of these people are or were themselves racists, at least intentionally. But they certainly appealed to racists. And so we arrive at Cliven Bundy, the deadbeat government-denier who wonders if "black people were better off as slaves."
The real shame here, the burning shame that should sting the face of all politicians as they ignore calls for extended unemployment benefits, reduce food stamps for the poor, or ignore the need for massive student loan revision is this: They would have to watch uncomfortably and listen to the reality of life for their constituents.
As we enter a new election cycle, the important question is whether we as Latinos will leverage the full extent of our political power?
Recently, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer, approved the Elections Preparedness Requires Early Planning , which would require each state to develop contingency plans to address emergencies or natural disasters that threaten to disrupt the administration of federal elections.
Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, there are modern schemes to try and take away your vote. Well we at National Action Network will not sit by idly and watch as the fundamental rights so many fought and died for are being eliminated -- and neither should you.
Adding a photo to Social Security Cards would satisfy the voter ID requirement in states like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia, but it would not fix the problem in other states where the laws are more narrowly drawn.
I pay taxes like an American. I should be able to vote like one.
Government advocates have watched with dismay as the Supreme Court has systematically dismantled campaign finance laws, all while making it harder for individual Americans to secure their right to vote. This pattern isn't just the result of the conservative justices' misreading of the Constitution.
It is unfortunate that, even as we celebrate the end of black slavery in the capital of what purports to be a world-class democracy, the descendants of those slaves, along with their families, neighbors and friends, are still denied a democratic voice in government.