Image Caption: A protest held this week outside the North Carolina governor's mansion over Duke Energy's recent coal ash spill into the Dan River made the connection between the environment and racial and economic justice. (Photo by Alex Kotch.) Given its tendency to contaminate water, coal ash is an obvious environmental issue. But its disproport […]
Image Caption: (Image from Joelle Hatem, racing-thoughts.com.) The restaurant industry is the largest source of sexual harassment claims, while Florida's Coalition of Immokalee Workers says harassment of women farmworkers is pervasive. read more
Image Caption: Duke Energy contributed generously to the Republican State Leadership Committee, and that super PAC in turn funneled money back into races for North Carolina courts that are key battlegrounds for the company. In the wake of a massive coal ash spill, Duke Energy's influence with North Carolina lawmakers has drawn heightened scrutiny. But […]
Image Caption: Rev. William Barber, center, of the N.C. NAACP and Forward Together Movement behind Moral Mondays spoke at a March 5 rally across the street from the governor's mansion demanding Duke Energy be held accountable for its coal ash spill into the Dan River. (Photo by Alex Kotch.) With a new poll finding North Carolina voters overwhelmingly w […]
Image Caption: Lawsuits filed in a number of states aim to protect voters from discriminatory changes to election laws. (Photo by Ken Zirkel via Flickr.) In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states and local governments with a history of discrimination no longer needed to submit new voting laws for federal approval. Now, voting rights advocates are tr […]
Watch our extended interview with the world-renowned author, activist and scholar Angela Davis about the significance of the Oscar-winning film, 12 Years a Slave , the use of solitary confinement in prisons, and the global movement to challenge the expansion of immigrant detention. "If we are going to mount an effective campaign against what we call the […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Marshall “Eddie” Conway walked free from prison this week, just one month shy of 44 years behind bars. He was convicted of the April 1970 killing of a Baltimore police officer. Conway has always maintained his innocence. At the time of his arrest and trial, he was a prominent member of the Baltimore chapter of the Black Pan […]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the 2014 Oscar winners on March 2 at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Democracy Now! has featured extended interviews with filmmakers behind three of the five films nominated for best feature documentary. A record 147 films had originally qualified in the category. Watch our interviews with three o […]
The world lost a visionary activist this week, with the death of Chokwe Lumumba, the newly elected mayor of Jackson, Miss. Lumumba died unexpectedly at the age of 66 of an apparent heart attack. Last June, he won the mayoral race in this capital of Mississippi, a city steeped in the history of racism and violence. He was a champion of human rights, a pioneer […]
Local officials confirm the tragic news that longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney Chokwe Lumumba has died. Watch our interview with Lumumba just after he was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi last June, when he said, "we’re about to make some advances and some strides in the development of human rights and the protection of human rights […]
Episode 293: BOOM! Another week and another fantastic show! Dave, Coach, and Mark debate what is harder to deal with in sports today: sexuality or mental health in light of recent happenings involving Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Royce White. Their joined by journalist Shereen Ahmed to discuss the lifting of a headscarves ban by FIFA. Jeff Pearlman, autho […]
Episode 292: BAM! We have one heck of a show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark break down the NFL’s plan to penalize players for using the N-Word. Then meet the Edge of Sports crew at the intersection of sports, politics and comedy with Jamie Kilstein, comic and host of Citizen Radio, and comedian Hari Kondabolu as they talk about race and masculinity […]
Episode 291: BOOM! Dave, Mark, and Coach recap talk about Joe Philbin and the fallout from the Ted Wells report. The guys get you up to date on the NBA season at the All-Star break with NBA guru, Sekou Smith by touching on the MVP race and 2014 Draft Class. The guys talk to Kate Fagan, ESPNW Writer and author, about the difficulties for female athletes when […]
Episode 290: BOOM! It’s the Mt. Rushmore of shows! Dave, Coach, Mark, and Daniel tell you who their top-4 basketball players of all-time are and who they’d love to see from any era. More importantly, Dave and Coach respond to everything that has happened to Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and what it all means in the big picture. Speaking of big pi […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.