December 21, 2011 -
We're in the final hours of the Facing South holiday fundraiser -- and just $1,897 $1,147 $872 $722 $372 $0 to go before our midnight deadline. Help us get the job done with a donation today!
November 29, 2011 -
In two of the country's biggest and most influential political states, battles over how communities will be represented in new state and Congressional districts have escalated -- and may not be resolved in time for next year's primaries.
November 17, 2011 -
In the ongoing wars over immigration and redistricting, Louisiana filed a lawsuit this week which challenges the very idea of counting undocumented residents as "persons" in drawing up Congressional maps.
November 10, 2011 -
North Carolina powerbroker Art Pope is often described as a "libertarian," but he's veered from libertarian views on gay marriage, pouring nearly $1 million into anti-gay marriage organizations -- including the group spearheading an anti-marriage amendment campaign in North Carolina.
September 20, 2011 -
This week, the Department of Justice rejected the new Texas political maps drawn up by Republican state lawmakers, largely on the grounds that they failed to ensure representation for the state's burgeoning Latino population.
July 5, 2011 -
It was reading Malcolm X that convinced Chokwe Lumumba to go to law school. Malcolm X had wanted to be a lawyer, but his teachers discouraged him. As an undergraduate student at Kalamazoo College in Michigan in the late 1960s, Lumumba decided to be the lawyer that Malcolm X might have been.