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Hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (S.1696)
July 16, 2014 | Blog

For years the pro-choice movement has had to battle a wide array of restrictions passed on the state level. Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses supporters and volunteers at his runoff election victory party Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss
July 12, 2014 | Blog

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, advocates continue to push a bill to restore a key Voting Rights Act protection. Their latest target is Thad Cochran. Continue reading

Dr. Martin Luther King displays pictures of three civil rights workers,who were slain in Mississippi the summer before, from left Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/JL, File)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

We must remember the courage of the people of Mississippi and other Jim Crow states and that the civil rights movement was an endeavor of white and black bonding. Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses supporters and volunteers at his runoff election victory party Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss
June 26, 2014 | Perspectives

Since Barack Obama’s election, GOP-controlled states have embarked on the most significant effort to restrict access to the ballot since Reconstruction. Continue reading

Voting Rights -- Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder
June 25, 2014 | Perspectives

Voting restrictions motivated by partisanship and race continue to be in place half a century after the Freedom Summer and one year after the Shelby decision. Continue reading

this Aug. 23, 1964 file photo, Bruce Solomon, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, teaches a class for young black students about arts, African American history and rights at a "Freedom School" in Jackson, Miss.
June 24, 2014 | Blog

Fifty years ago, hundreds of young people headed south to fight racial injustice. A new PBS American Experience film captures the events of that historic summer. Continue reading

Graduate Frederick Anderson stands in the pouring rain as President Barack Obama acknowledges him during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 23, 2014 | Blog

Despite a rich history of “new” economic ideas and practice in communities of color, why is there still such racial divide in today’s “New Economy” movement? Continue reading

Supporters of Americans For Prosperity and other TEA Party members rally at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
April 10, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Governor Chris Christie talks to a reporter following a visit to Fort Lee Borough Hall Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Fort Lee, NJ, to apologize to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich about the governor's staff allegedly closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge last September. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 8, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

People stand in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C.,on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, to hear arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC.
April 2, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Chokwe Lumumba,
March 21, 2014 | Blog

The mayor of Jackson, Miss., believed that economic development and the creation of jobs must be a collective rather than individual effort. Continue reading

Photo by Peter Blanchard.
October 11, 2013 | Blog

We need to rethink our economy in fundamentally new ways. Continue reading

Sea foam is seen amongst dead mangrove, formerly dense, green and a nesting sight for brown pelicans, egrets and roaseate spoon bill, which was directly impacted by oil from the nation's worst offshore oil spill, is seen as it erodes into Barataria Bay at Cat Island in Plaquemines Parish, La., Thursday, April 18, 2013. Underneath the surface, environmentalists and scientists fear there may be trouble, from tiny organisms to dolphins. Yet the long-term environmental impact from the spill is still not fully known and will likely be debated for years to come. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 21, 2013 | Blog

After paying out for the cleanup for three years, the petroleum giant is tired of footing the bill. Continue reading

Alivia Terry looks nervously at the adults waiting for she and her classmates from the Anderson Grove Head Start program in Caledonia, Miss., to ring their hand bells to accompany several patriotic songs, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., at the conclusion of a rally by early childhood education supporters, childcare providers and supporters who called for support of the Mississippi Pre K Collaborative Act before this year's legislature. The groups lobbied their lawmakers to support the legislation that provides funding for local partnerships between public, parochial and private schools and licensed child care programs in some parts of the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 5, 2013 | Blog
Many low-income mothers are faced with a no-win choice in trying to find child care that they can afford.
FILE - In this May 16, 2012 file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, long opposed President Barack Obama's remake of the health insurance market. After President Obama won re-election, the Republican governor softened his tone. He said he wanted to "have a conversation" with the administration about implementing the 2010 law. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
Updated August 15, 2013

See which governors with high numbers of uninsured constituents opted out of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, and which — like Florida’s Rick Scott — reluctantly jumped on board. Continue reading

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