April 15, 2010 ColorLines Direct. News and commentary from ColorLines magazine and RaceWire blog.

An Interactive History of the Tea Party’s Many Co-ConvenersJohn McCain. Newt Gingrich. CNBC. Fox News. Even poor old Michael Steele. It’s taken a whole lotta leaders to keep this party going. Click your way down memory lane.

ALSO: Daisy Hernández on The Media-Savvy Racist.





Arizona Legislature Passes Racist Immigration Bill, Advocates Urge Governor’s Veto
Advocates in the state of Arizona are streaming into Phoenix today to urge Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to veto what might be the most draconian state immigration law ever passed.

Reid Plays Political Football with Latinos, Makes U-Turn on Immigration Reform Promise
Just three days after promising immediate action on an immigration bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that reform will have to wait.

Mississippi Ordered to Stop Segregating Its Schools
The Department of Justice announced that a federal judge ordered a Mississippi county to stop the illegal practice of allowing white students to transfer out of their assigned high schools to the county’s only white-majority high school.

NCAA’s Mandatory Sickle Cell Testing Could Impact Black Athletes
Last year, ColorLines reported on a proposed new rule from the NCAA that would require sickle cell testing for all Division I athletes. This week The NY Times reports that NCAA member conferences are set to vote sometime this week in Indianapolis, and it’s uncertain whether the controversial rule will pass.

Jobs Creation’s Winning Formula = Green Equity + Grassroots + Good GovernmentWe have to stay fired up to push our government to do its job… namely, putting millions of people into good jobs and answering the urgent needs of our communities. Check out our video profiles of successful Green Case Studies in New York City, Los Angeles and the Navajo Nation.


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