The debate over reparations highlights the dual purpose of the holiday: celebrating emancipation but also demanding accountability for historical and present wrongs.
In his latest film, the comedian turned director continues to reinvent how the genre uses fear to comment on humanity’s evil.
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is unveiling a proposal to combat disenfranchisement, which he says is one of the “three biggest issues” the country faces going into 2020.
The party hopes to restore and extend key provisions of the Voting Rights Act.
The president has somehow proved resilient to accusations that he is a racist.
White, black, and Hispanic people hold distinctly different views of American identity and values.
Scandals reveal a party beset by infighting and whispers of conspiracies.
In her response to the president’s State of the Union address, the former Georgia legislator pushed voting rights to the heart of her party’s agenda.
The Virginia governor’s main problem is not the particulars of his dalliances with racism, but the fact that they exist—and that they caught black voters unawares.
So far there’s no evidence that anyone on a faulty list of registered voters cast an illegal ballot. That didn’t stop President Trump from decrying “voter fraud.”
The decision to tap Abrams for their State of the Union response reflects the importance of this year’s address to the party.
Republican lawmakers don’t want to fully implement a ballot initiative passed in November. One health-care advocate called it “trampling on … representative democracy.”
What began as an impasse over the border wall became a warning sign of creeping instability.
The civil-rights leader is now celebrated as a modern founding father, a celebration that gives those who oppose his policy agenda a claim to his legacy.
A federal judge held that the Trump administration’s desired change to the census violates the law, but the Supreme Court could review the decision.
With black votes in the balance in the Democratic primary, would-be candidates are already developing aggressive policies to target inequality.
In the history of Puerto Rico, the president’s name will be tied closely to the story of Hurricane Maria.
The epidemic is an integral part of the president’s anti-immigration rhetoric, but it otherwise hasn’t become an urgent part of his policy agenda.
Opponents fear that the end of state waivers won’t increase employment among low-income people—but will send deep poverty soaring.
After a federal judge in Texas declared the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, the health law faces yet another trip through the courts, and more possibilities for destabilizing coverage.