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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.

Ari Melber discusses immigration reform and Crist’s switch to Independent on The Dylan Ratigan Show.

In Brooklyn, a beleaguered Arab-American community copes with bigotry
and heightened government scrutiny post-9/11.

Blogs

College campuses are places for challeging intellectual debate, but racist ideology is neither challenging or intellectual. 

October 30, 2013

Finally, Native American voices are being heard by the media in protest of the name “Redskins.”

September 13, 2013

Representatives of the youth generation were cut from yesterday’s roster of speakers, but that won’t stop them from building a movement on their own. 

August 29, 2013

We remember it as the apogee of democratic idealism. At the time, it was feared as a harbinger of violent chaos.

August 23, 2013

A tour through the magazine's archives confirms Gary Younge’s argument in this week’s cover story.

August 23, 2013

Is the American understanding of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech “wrapped in the flag?”

August 21, 2013

Trayvon Martin rallies were held across the country following the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict.

July 16, 2013

If the new Jackie Robinson biopic follows standard Hollywood procedure, here's the complicated legacy it'll whitewash.

April 1, 2013

As the national debate on comprehensive immigration reform heats up, Georgia activists are fighting racist state-level policy.

February 27, 2013

A trip to Philadelphia, Mississippi, forced me to confront how far I’d go for someone else.

February 7, 2013