The Nation

on Dec 4, 2014 - 13:16 PM ET
Melissa Harris-Perry

The St. Louis County grand jury that declined to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown failed miserably to uphold justice last week. But as Melissa Harris-Perry says in her heartfelt message to Lesley McSpadden, Brown’s mother, “I want you to know, your son’s life did...

Police Brutality, Society
on Nov 20, 2014 - 19:00 PM ET
Letter of the Week

Last week, the public got a glimpse of the attitude some administrators at the historically black Lincoln University are taking toward sexual assault. In a video shot in September of a convocation delivered to an all-female audience, the university’s president, Robert Jennings, says, “We...

on Nov 12, 2014 - 18:15 PM ET
Dorian Warren

President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in March of 2010, and it’s been dogged by right-wing attempts to reverse it ever since. Last Friday, the Supreme Court announced it would hear another challenge to the ACA, this time in the case King v. Burwell...

on Oct 31, 2014 - 15:00 PM ET

At the onset of Ferguson’s protests, Amnesty International USA deployed observers to monitor police interactions with the demonstrators. On October 24, the human rights organization released...

on Oct 23, 2014 - 10:38 AM ET
Julie Brown

A month ago, Latandra Ellington wrote a letter to her aunt from the Lowell Correctional Institution in Florida, saying, “He told me he’s going to beat me death. He was all in my face, then he grabbed his radio and said he was going to bust me in the head with it.” The 36-year-old...

on Oct 21, 2014 - 11:27 AM ET
Thomas Eric Duncan

Thomas Duncan was the first person to die from Ebola on American soil. He was also a 42-year-old Liberian immigrant, and his nephew Josephus Weeks argued in an open...