Nine months after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and more than three years after the killing of Trayvon Martin, the House of Representatives finally held a committee hearing on the deteriorating relations between police departments and black communities. Based on the grandstanding that ensued in the hearing, no progress whatsoever was made.
The news last year that Somaly Mam was starting a new charity dedicated to fighting human trafficking and sex slavery raises the question of how a damaged icon like Mam can rebuild her charitable brand.
To protect its homeland from climate change, the Dutch nonprofit Urgenda filed a class action lawsuit to limit the country’s emission of greenhouse gases. Experts from around the world await the decision.
Before today’s upcoming announcement of whether the officer who shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson, Jr., will be indicted, the superintendent of the Madison School District paused to give advice to parents of students who may protest.
Nonprofits have long had a stake in reducing the influence of big money on electoral campaigns. In the 2016 presidential election, only candidate Bernie Sanders is willing to make the Supreme Court Citizens United decision into a campaign issue.
The Appeals Court ruling that the NSA’s mass surveillance of domestic telephone calls was illegal under the PATRIOT Act should be seen as a victory for free speech groups and a vindication of Edward Snowden.
The long-running federal case about SEEDCO’s falsification of job placements during its implementation of New York City government contracts has come to an end with a relatively minor judgment against the last of the SEEDCO defendants. What does the SEEDCO imbroglio teach the nonprofit sector about ethics and accountability?
The struggle within the Democratic Party over President Obama’s plans for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and fast-track trade authority has nonprofit dimensions, exemplified by President Obama’s comments about TPP opponents at the summit of the Organizing for Action network.
In North Carolina, a legislative committee rejects funding for charter capital expenditures, while in South Carolina, the state attorney general says local school districts must treat private and charter schools the same as public ones.