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“Like Nelson Mandela, we must be willing to embrace the long walk toward freedom.”

We believe it is because not nearly enough capable people with resources in this region have heeded our pleas that we have reached this crisis point of complete breakdown. We need peace. But first, we need justice.

Obama

What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise?

Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

MLK Mural

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

Guest-hosting The Rachel Maddow Show, Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes speaks with Arizona Representative Raúl Grijalva about the ongoing assault on civil liberties in his state and the racial basis for the infamous new immigration law.

Ari Melber debates the legality of SB 1070 with Eliot Spitzer, guest-host of The Dylan Ratigan Show.

The Nation's sports correspondent, Dave Zirin, appears on Democracy Now! giving a history lesson of protest and sports and the recent news of "Los Suns" protesting Arizona's anti-immigration law.

Blogs

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign rings false as cases of police brutality multiply.

March 19, 2015

We need decriminalization, not just data.

March 6, 2015

The tragic death of Trayvon Martin inspired a new generation of activists who fight to make black lives matter.

February 26, 2015

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

When the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.

February 6, 2015

The formation of the NYPD’s new Strategic Response Unit raises disturbing questions about police brutality.

February 6, 2015

Service, without activism, doesn’t capture King’s true radicalism.

January 19, 2015

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014