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Sam Levine

Ferguson Protests Reach White House Doorstep With Call For Prosecutor To Resign

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Danielle Cadet

Still Climbing: The Progress And Promise Of Black America

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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.

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.

Make No Mistake, Color of Change Does Not Represent Black Interests

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

The Internet advocacy organization Color of Change is not as focused on the needs and interests of African Americans and communities of color as they ...

Rush Address at Minority Telecom Council's 2011 Broadband and Social Justice Summit

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

In terms of the media, communications and technology industries, minority businesses and entrepreneurs risk falling even farther behind their white counterparts. If we don't take aggressive measures we'll continue to fall behind.

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.

An Open Letter to James Rucker

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

The FCC has spent significant time hearing from a wide range of interested parties and it has diligently worked to develop a plan that takes all of those points of reference into account.

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.