COLORLINES: 5 MILLION VOTERS MAY LOSE VOTING RIGHTS

Five Million Voters May Lose Rights in the 2012 Elections

Brentin Mock looks at two states in the Super Tuesday primaries—Georgia and Tennessee—that are part of a wave of states that created troubling voting laws following the tea party Republican victories of 2010.

Follow Brentin Mock’s voting rights blog throughout election season.

How Can We Help Kids Define What Is and Isn’t Healthy Sexuality?

Akiba Solomon offers some starting points to help you have healthy sexuality discussions with youth in the age of video games that promote rape.

Robert Glasper Talks About Making Jazz for a New Generation

The pianist and producer sat down with Jamilah King to talk about how he’s successfully blended jazz with hip-hop.

Also: Will you be at SXSW? Connect with Colorlines.com

There Are Lies, Damned Lies and Andrew Breitbart The rightwing hitman’s post-humous attack on President Obama has proven a dud. So his cronies are trying to smear the late, revered race studies scholar Derrick Bell instead.

How a Racist Email Reveals the Grand Old Party Has Become a Petty Affair It’s no great insight to point out it’s a tough election year for the Republican Party. But for all the hours of analysis spent sussing out how the GOP arrived in this place, a federal judge in Montana offered this week what is perhaps the most succinct explanation.

Why More Americans Can’t Access Healthy Food Why don’t more people have access to healthy food? In a new book, journalist Tracie McMillian looks beyond fast food restaurants to untangle a web that’s proven deadly for people living in poverty.

The Unique Importance of This Year’s International Women’s Day As we celebrate, we’re taking a look at how women around the world fight from places of fury, and love.

As Election 2012 Nears, Hate Groups at Record HighThe rise of hate groups is believed to be fueled by antagonism toward President Obama, resentment over changing racial demographics and the slumped economy.

Lakota Indians Block ‘Keystone XL Pipeline’ Trucks in Six-Hour Standoff Five Lakotas on Pine Ridge Indian land in South Dakota were arrested Monday after attempting to block two tar sands pipeline trucks from entering their land.

Race in the News–All Day, Every Day, Right /NOW

News happens all day, every day–so we’ve launched a breaking news blog to help you keep up.

Colorlines.com/NOW follows the latest developments in everything from politics to pop culture, from the economy to the latest viral videos–all while facing the reality that race matters to today’s news.

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