How an outdated practice is undermining voting power for people of color

In the spring of 2013, a coalition of progressive groups led by the NAACP’s North Carolina chapter united to protest a string of regressive laws enacted by the state’s Republican-dominated legislature. Over just a few months, North Carolina’s legislature rejected Medicaid expansion, cut unemployment benefits, raised…

I'm black, and I just went to a reunion at my Confederate flag-loving high school

My ten-year high school reunion happened this past Saturday in Florence, KY. That's in Northern Kentucky — near Cincinnati, Ohio — close to what many consider the physical border between the North and the South. I didn't even understand how racist the school was until I was on the plane and I suddenly remembered that…