Writer Maya Angelou once offered this sage advice: "If someone shows you who they really are, believe them." With his latest misogynistic attack on Alicia Machado, Donald Trump dives into the gutter to show us once again who he really is.
Little Zianna Oliphant, speaking through her tears at a city council meeting in Charlotte, said more about what’s really happening with policing in black communities than Donald Trump did in 90 minutes at Monday nights debate.
Native American youth are making their voices heard in the movement to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, and demanding a hearing in the Senate.
This week, a Donald Trump supporter managed to somehow surpass even Donald Trump himself in sheer, unadulterated ignorance of our nation’s history regarding race.
Leave it to Donald Trump to stand in black church, before a somehow still overwhelmingly white audience, and promise to implement New York City’s racist, unconstitutional stop-and-frisk policing nationwide.
For all his bloviating about “law and order,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has yet to express any serious outrage over police killings of unarmed African Americans.
After Hillary Clinton went a bit wobbly at the 9/11 memorial, the internet went off the deep end with speculation about her health, and whether she’s even the real Hillary Clinton.
This election isn’t just about whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be president. Ballot initiatives will give voters the chance to raise the minimum wage for workers in four states.
This weekend we learned that Hillary Clinton has been doing something that millions of other Americans also do: going to work sick. The difference is that too many American workers don’t have much of a choice.
If Donald Trump wasn’t the Republican nominee, what would it take for his words and actions to be labeled treason? In fact, why does no one dare call it treason?
Voter ID laws like North Carolina’s “monster law” have very little to do with “voter fraud,” and everything to do with conservatives' willful failure to win through persuasion the votes of black and brown people.
Donald Trump reverted to type with his immigration speech, delivered shortly after his visit to Mexico. After flirting with “softening” his position, the old Trump-style xenophobia was a hit with some, not with others.
High on decibels, low on policy details and devoid of anything new, Donald Trump’s latest immigration speech was still a chilling reminder of why he must not become president.
The racial healing the country needs can’t begin until we address the residue of racial trauma that has haunted African-American communities for generations.
This week, Hillary Clinton linked Donald Trump to white supremacists and white nationalists in the alt-right movement, and laid bare his own history of racial discrimination. Republicans responded with deafening silence.
Hillary Clinton could have stuck to a bit of time-honored advice in online circles: don’t feed the trolls. Instead, Clinton reminded Americans that hatred must be called out and exposed for what it is.
Contrary to recent headlines, Donald Trump isn’t reaching out to African-Americans. He isn’t even talking to us. He’s talking past us, and saying exactly what his alt-right base wants to hear him saying to black folks.
Donald Trump’s campaign shake-up completes the process of bringing white supremacists and white nationalists from the extreme fringe into the mainstream of American conservatism and the GOP.
After years of campaigning and organizing, domestic workers in Illinois are celebrating victory as Gov. Bruce Rauner signs the Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights into law, guaranteeing basic workplace protections.
The lack of convictions in Freddie Gray’s death was not a vindication of Baltimore police. The Justice Department's scathing report of the Baltimore police laid bare the structural racism that led to Gray's death.
Is suggesting that Second Amendment advocates assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton enough for Republicans to finally renounce their endorsements of Donald Trump? You already know the answer.
Depending on the outcome, when the history of the 2016 presidential election is written, this will be known as the week the wheels fell off of Donald Trump’s campaign.
Donald Trump has not sown the seeds of anger and hatred so much as he has reaped their fruits in a bumper crop. Their roots go very deep, and they will blossom anew in the wake of a Trump defeat.
Like a slug in the nation’s political “garden,” Donald Trump leaves destruction in his wake, and a trail of slime that we will have to contend with long after he’s slithered off the scene.
Donald Trump’s response to a well deserved rebuke form the parents of a Muslim-American war hero should lead Republicans to ask whether their candidate has, at long last, no sense of decency.
While Hillary Clinton was shattering that glass ceiling, Donald Trump pulled off a first of his own: the first presidential candidate to invite a cyber attack against the United States.
Donald Trump seriously thinks he can woo LGBT voters with empty rhetoric about “protecting” us from terrorist attacks. But who’s going to protect us from his religious extremist friends, and his party’s anti-LGBT platform?
The Mothers of the Movement brought the audience at the Democratic National Convention to its feet, and hushed it with the staggering losses that brought them there. It was one of the most powerful moments of the convention.
Tonight, the mothers of seven African-Americans who died at the hands of police, in police custody, or in extra-legal killings will leave no doubts about to which party black lives truly matter.
For four days, the Republicans convened in Cleveland, officially nominated Donald Trump for president, and wingnuttery abounded.
The ouster of Fox News chief Roger Ailes, brought on by a long history of sexual harassment, portends big changes for the network he created — and the party it has consumed.
What Rudy Giuliani did for New York City, and what Donald Trump promises to do for America, will only make things more dangerous for Americans — both for the police, and for those being policed.
The same week that Democrats advanced the most progressive platform in the party’s history, Republicans crafted a platform that effectively rejects the 21st century.
In appeasing the extreme right by choosing Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump reveals how he hopes to secure enough votes to win the presidency — and how he may have to govern to satisfy the GOP base.
In the three years since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin and the Black Live Matter movement was born, so many more have been lost even as so much progress was made.
More than 400,000 Americans signed a petition calling on Donald Trump to release his tax returns. On Tuesday, progressive activists delivered those signatures to Trump Tower.
On the eve of the Republican National Convention, thousands of progressive volunteers are going door-to-door to counter politics of hate, and build support for economic and racial justice.
The horrors we witnessed in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas are rooted in racism that has haunted our families for generations, and is perhaps at its deadliest when embodied in law enforcement and embedded in our communities.
Three shootings made national news this week. Most Americans were outraged by all three. However, conservatives were outraged by one, and silent about the other two.
It happened again this week, as it’s happened more than 100 times so far this year. Police in Louisiana and Minnesota shot and killed two more black men.