Last week, the nation was poised for the House of Representatives’ historic passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, a step towards remedying the harms of the War on Drugs on Black and Brown communities. …


Lawmakers Respond To Trump’s Racist Comments: We Are Here To Stay

In a stunning act of xenophobia and outright racism, President Trump told four Congresswomen of color to “go back” to the countries they came from, disregarding the fact that all four are American citizens.

In a series of Sunday night tweets, Trump told the women “go back and fix the…


It’s time for a change in marijuana policy.

The 600,000 people arrested last year for the possession of marijuana are ready for a change. Over 65 percent of the American population has responded to surveys asking for a change. …


By Kevin Vo

Over the past few years, white supremacists have increased in numbers in the United States. In fact, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the amount of active white nationalist groups grew by nearly 50 percent last year alone, expanding from 100 chapters in 2017 to 148…


“The decision that nobody wanted” was the theme of the Congressional briefing held on June 10th to discuss the additional of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

At any moment, the Supreme Court will decide if adding a question to the census asking if the respondent is a citizen…


Sitting alongside some of the leading advocates for the Paid Family Leave Act, Carolyn “Cat” Davis spoke about her experience as a black working mother during some of her 12-year time span of being a Walmart Associate. Davis detailed the crisis she found herself in when she became pregnant with…


June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, commonly referred to as the birth of the LGBT+ rights movement in the United States. At the forefront of the riots and the early movement were transgender and gender non-conforming women of color, like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera…


Jemele Hill, John Carlos and Damion Thomas speak at the inaugural Athletes and Activism event last week.

Standing on the victory podium with his fist defiantly held in the air in the Black Power salute, African-American sprinter John Carlos knew his action would spark outrage around the world.

But as an athlete who just won a bronze medal in track and field at the 1968 Olympic games…


Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), and the Washington, D.C., office of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are excited to announce the 2019 FirstGEN Fellows summer class: Lara Adekeye, Berenice Davila, Melissa Denizard, Tauheed Islam…


In October 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created the Payday Loan Rule, which protects low-income consumers and consumers of color from expensive, predatory loans aimed at those particular populations. In January 2018, the bureau announced that it would be rolling the rule back after only three months.

On May…

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