Civil Rights

Targeted by white supremacists, lawmaker seeks solidarity

Early last week, Rep. Manny Espitia’s friend – Nashua Alderman Tom Lopez – told him that white supremacists had left a tag on a...

Commentary: Pass the For the People Act to fight voter suppression,...

The late congressman John Lewis once said: "The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have...

Senate passes bill to release ‘Laurie List’ of police officers cited...

The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill Thursday to gradually release one of New Hampshire’s most secretive documents: the list of police officers whose...

Commentary: It’s time revoke law enforcement’s status as a ‘super constituent’

The most powerful player in electoral politics is the constituent, or so we are led to believe by every elected official ever.  Ask a state...

Commentary: Declaring racism a public health crisis brings more attention to...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has joined hundreds of cities and counties across the country in declaring racism a public health threat....

Commentary: Celebrating Earth Day with a gender justice lens

As we look toward Earth Day 2021, we’re paying special attention to the intersection of climate and gender justice. We believe there is no...

Commentary: State shouldn’t silence conversation on race and gender equity

We’ve seen it across the country, and now we’re seeing it here in New Hampshire: an attempt to silence important conversations about race and...

Commentary: Let’s normalize court reform

Government is not a stagnant entity. Over time, our government has evolved to meet history’s challenges. Today, there is a movement to make the...

Support for closing Sununu Center stops at jail as an alternative

State lawmakers and juvenile advocates have long wanted to close the Sununu Youth Services Center, believing a youth detention facility is the wrong place...

Commentary: Denial doesn’t change the truth about racism in New Hampshire

“I don’t see race.” How many times have you heard this phrase from well-meaning white people?  It sounds ideal, doesn’t it? A person saying this...

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