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Voter ID

Judge Blocks Native Americans’ Request to Stop North Dakota Voter ID Law

A federal judge shot down a request that would prevent North Dakota’s strict voter ID…

Black Lives Matter

#BlackLivesMatter Wants to Bail Out Jailed Memphis Moms for Mother’s Day

Black Lives Matter’s Memphis chapter is trying to give a Mother’s Day gift to both…

Bail

Black Lawmakers Stand Up, Push Back on Unfair Bail Bill

At least one group of legislators in this country is responding to the harm caused…

Holding Court: How to Win for Those Who Cannot Fight

Although he has an array of honors to his credit, Bryan Stevenson isn’t your typical…

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Denial of Right to Wear Locs Means Denial of Black Freedoms

White norms win again thanks to a recent ruling that employers can force workers to choose…

MLK’s Children Finally End Legal Fight Over Artifacts

Despite a lengthy legal battle that ensued for years between the surviving children of Rev.…

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Is Prince the Daddy? Inmate Files Paternity Claim

A Kansas City, Mo., man who is serving time in federal prison is claiming to…

Do Public Defenders Spend Less Time on Black Clients?

Earlier this year, when San Francisco public defender Mark Jacobs addressed a group of potential…

What It’s Like to Almost Get Executed

I was supposed to be executed one minute after midnight on February 10, 2004. In…

Despite Court Fight, Baltimore Cop in Freddie Gray Case Suffers Serious Loss

After months of questions, the Maryland Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that Baltimore Police…