On Nov. 8, 2016, Crystal Mason, an African-American mother of three, went to the polls and voted. What Crystal didn't know was that in Texas, you can't vote while on parole or supervised release.
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According to reports, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering allowing federal education funds to be used to buy guns to arm teachers in the classroom.
Around the U.S., people are resisting racism amid a rising white supremacist movement emboldened by the election of President Donald Trump.
Forty years ago this week, Philadelphia police launched a massive attack on the house of MOVE, a radical, back-to-nature, anti-police-brutality and largely African-American organization.
Emilio Gutierrez Soto, a journalist who fled certain assassination in his native Mexico, has just been released from an immigrant detention center in Texas.
The Swedish government officials accompanying a refugee to Afghanistan tried to force Elin Ersson away from them. Turkish Airlines flight attendants tried to take her phone. But she persisted.
ISP corporations are trying to control the internet, to restrict the free flow of information, to restore their historical role of for-profit arbiter of what we can and cannot read, watch or hear.
Juxtapose the outpouring of compassion and solidarity in Thailand with the catastrophe facing millions of children in Yemen, and the ongoing debacle created in the United States.
Detention of immigrant families in the U.S. has been happening for years. But, on May 7, the cruel triumvirate of Trump, Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions enacted by fiat the "zero tolerance" policy.
This week the U.S. Supreme Court gave Trump the green light to make his racist ban permanent.