501(c)(3) nonprofits are not supposed to get involved in supporting or opposing political candidates -- yet such groups spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads criticizing specific candidates during the North Carolina election this year. Are they breaking the law or just pushing it to its limits? Image: Charitable nonprofits are running ads calling ou […]
George Stinney, Jr. did not receive fair trial in a murder case in the Jim Crow South, a judge says. Image: The South Carolina Department of Archives and History released this undated police booking photo of George Stinney, Jr., who was the youngest person executed in the 20th century in the U.S. Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate […]
A new study finds that the racial wealth gap in the U.S. is at its widest in decades. Image: While the wealth gap between black and white U.S. households shrank from 2007 to 2010, it grew over the next three years to the widest it's been in 30 years. Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image […]
After Democrats' dismal showing in the 2014 elections, some pundits were quick to blame the South -- and even called on the party to leave it behind. But here's why that would be a mistake. Image: With the South providing a third of the nation's Electoral College votes and experiencing a period of rapid demographic change, it would be short-s […]
A Tennessee Volkswagen plant that was the site of a fierce union battle has adopted a new policy for recognizing employee organizations -- and it looks suspiciously like something anti-union forces have been angling for. Image: Volkswagen's new approach to employee organizing looks suspiciously like an anti-union policy Tennessee legislators imposed on […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has for more than half a century stifled relations between these neighboring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing. On Wednesday morning, we learned that Alan Gross, a U.S. government contractor convicted in Cuba for s […]
Watch our interview with award-winning journalist, filmmaker, author and professor Saul Landau, who made more than 45 films and wrote 14 books, many about Cuba. He died in 2013 at the age of 77. Scroll down to read the complete transcript of the conversation. In June 2012 , we spoke to him about his most recent film "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand […]
As the United States opens talks with Cuba aimed at restoring full diplomatic relations and has released the remaining members of the Cuban Five, we feature a Democracy Now! exclusive interview with the first freed member of the group. In this October 2013 interview René González, speaks out after a 13-year imprisonment in the United States. Scroll down to r […]
[Note: Below is a video link to President Obama's statement on Cuba and a fact sheet from the White House detailing key components of the new U.S. policy approach to Cuba. Watch all of our past coverage on Cuba here ] Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2014 Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba Today, the United States […]
In a reported prisoner exchange, Cuba has released Alan Gross, a subcontractor for U.S. Agency for International Development, after five years in prison, while the United States is freeing the three remaining members of the Cuban Five — Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labañino. According to news reports, the United States will open talks with C […]
Episode 240: BOOM! Dave, Coach, Mark and special in-studio guest-host Shireen Ahmed discuss another week where sports and politics met head on! From Roger Goodell’s complete mishandling domestic abuse in the NFL to the emergence of athlete activism, especially with the “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts worn by top athletes around the world. ESPN’s Howard Bryant wei […]
Episode 239: Dave and Coach try to do the impossible: Have a conversation about race. Dave explains the difference between something being racist and someone being racist. Something being racialized and someone being racist. They touch on the St. Louis Rams protest and the messages of Deon Long, wide receiver at the University of Maryland, and Ariyana Smith […]
Episode 238: BOOMSHAKALAKA! Dave, Coach, and Mark welcome back Richard Kent to break down UConn’s loss to Stanford. The guys debate whether or not the Kentucky Wildcats could really beat the Philadelphia 76ers. Then, hear what Coach, Mark, and Dave have to say about RGIII and the Washington Football Team. Finally, Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated baseball […]
Episode 327: BOOM! A great show this week for you. Dave and Coach debate Derrick Rose’s latest comments about keeping an eye on the future as he play basketball now. Richard Kent, college basketball guru, previews the Women’s and Men’s NCAA Basketball season. Jamilah King, senior editor of Colorlines.com, explains the importance of the upcoming Facing Race c […]
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.