May 4, 2020 -
The decision is the first time the court has ruled against prosecutors on a claim of discrimination against black jurors. The court's only Republican justice dissented.
April 10, 2020 -
The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission was created in 2008 to provide economic development assistance to Black Belt states but has never received its full appropriation from Congress — even while its counterpart covering whiter, richer Northern states has. With Black Belt communities being ravaged by the pandemic, it's past time for action.
March 9, 2020 -
Some Democratic voters in Texas waited as long as six hours to cast ballots on Super Tuesday. Observers blamed the delays on widespread poll closures, misallocation of voting machines, and one local GOP refusing a joint primary because it didn't want its voters to have to "wait in Democrat lines."
January 17, 2020 -
It's been a decade since the Supreme Court ruling opened a new era of Big Money influence in politics, heightening concerns over corruption and creating new barriers for lower-income candidates and candidates of color. But democracy advocates and their allies have responded by building a movement that links anti-corruption measures with broader reforms.
November 6, 2019 -
Four decades have passed since police in Greensboro, North Carolina, stood aside while Klansmen and Nazis gunned down marchers at an anti-Klan protest organized by the Communist Workers' Party. Survivors of the massacre, their families, and the broader community are still asking for an official apology that acknowledges the police department's role.
October 25, 2019 -
A lawsuit challenging Mississippi's unusual system for electing statewide offices, imposed to disenfranchise African Americans after Reconstruction, could still be working its way through the courts when voters cast ballots next month in the state's first competitive gubernatorial race in years.
September 12, 2019 -
The more intense hurricanes now developing due to human-driven global warming are causing widespread pain throughout the U.S. South. But current policy choices mean some communities suffer more than others — and that environmental injustice will be among the topics addressed during this month's climate strike and U.N. climate summit.