Senate Accepts Deal to Kick Formerly Incarcerated Off Food Benefits

If this amendment ends up in the farm bill and passes, it would hit African Americans particularly hard.

Brentin Mock unravels the proposal.

Obamas to Black Grads: Good Job. Now Stop Being Such a Failure

Once again, the president uses his pulpit to browbeat black people for the failings he sees. Kai Wright looks at Obama’s speech delivered to Morehouse graduates.

Immigration Bill Leaps Forward, Heads to Full Senate

Seth Freed Wessler reports on the latest version of the immigration bill

Walmart Security Allegedly Suspected Father of Kidnapping Biracial Kids
The father is white and his wife of ten years is black and according to a Walmart manager that meant their children “didn’t fit.”

New Revelations About NYPD’s Muslim Spying Program
An NYPD informant who was part of the city’s Muslim spying program says the police told him to use a tactic called “create and capture” to start and record conversations about terrorism.

Senators Add Protection for Detainees to Immigration Bill
The Judiciary Committee started a long week of immigration reform markup with a series of amendments to protect the rights of detained and deported immigrants.

Jennifer Lopez Calls New Verizon Deal to Court Latinos ‘No Brainer’
Viva Movil will be ready in a city near you.

Voter Suppression Group Sues IRS For Delaying Their Voter Suppression
True the Vote, a conglomerate of conservative tea party and “Patriot” groups across the nation seeking restrictive voting laws, claimed that their application for 501(c)3 status was wrongfully put through rigorous review by the IRS.

Young Black Women Led 2012 Youth Voter Turnout
While youth voter turnout in the 2012 election was down overall, it was young female voters, and young black female voters at that, who led thd youth turnout in the 2012 elections.

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures
Watch him address the crowds that assembled Monday to protest Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s school closures agenda.

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