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Kristen Clarke is a brilliant lawyer and Americans would be lucky to have her working for us.  President Joe Biden has nominated Clarke to lead the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Justice Department. The U.S. Senate is now considering her nomination. In a just world, there would be no question about her confirmation. Clarke […]

The murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has begun, 10 months after George Floyd died in the street with Chauvin’s knee on his neck. Americans, especially Black Americans, are watching closely to see if justice will be done.    The beginning of the trial made me profoundly sad, but also profoundly hopeful.    It made […]

President Joe Biden has nominated extraordinary women of color to high-level jobs in the Biden-Harris administration. Many of them are being attacked and smeared by the far right. That’s why People For the American Way has launched the #HerFightOurFight campaign. We cannot let far-right forces silence and smear these trailblazing women who are eager to […]


A higher percentage of Black women are fulltime minimum wage workers than any other racial group. More than one-third of Black women have been in frontline jobs during the pandemic, where they are still paid less than white men. It is time for a maximum push for a new minimum wage. The federal minimum wage […]