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Flint Water Crisis
Black Lives Matter
Civil Rights Movement
April 14, 2016
A Radical Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World
But first the two movements will have to rediscover their shared roots in a fundamental critique of an economy and a society that value things more than lives.
James Gustave Speth
J. Phillip Thompson III
March 14, 2016
North Carolina’s Voter ID Law Could Block 218,000 Registered Voters From the Polls
The controversial restriction takes effect for the first time in the March 15 primary.
February 10, 2016
Is New York State About to Create a Blacklist of BDS Supporters?
A new bill would create an official list of people who support the campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel for its abuse of Palestinian human rights.
January 18, 2016
Martin Luther King’s Final Year: An Interview With Tavis Smiley
The author and TV host on King’s most important year.
January 15, 2016
How Progressives Can—and Must—Regain the Moral High Ground
In the South, we’re building a broad, new movement rooted in right and wrong, not left and right.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
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December 8, 2015
Donald Trump’s Bottomless Bottom
The GOP front-runner is tapping into a brutal xenophobia that’s at once un-American and uniquely American.
December 2, 2015
Alabama’s Controversial Voter-ID Law Is Challenged In Court
One day after the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott, civil-rights groups charge Alabama with violating the Voting Rights Act.
December 1, 2015
Rosa Parks Wasn’t Meek, Passive, or Naive—and 7 Other Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in School
Much of what students are taught, and much of what most Americans think they know, about Parks’s activism is wrong.
December 1, 2015
December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks Is Arrested
“This dramatic display of unity may well inspire the Negro residents of other Southern cities to similar action.”
November 3, 2015
Congressional Democrats Launch a New Strategy to Restore the Voting Rights Act
The 2016 election is a year away, and many states are holding local elections today, but not everyone will be able to vote.