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After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.

Bill Maher

What is brave about expressing an opinion that’s already held by a plurality of Americans?

Protestors confront police

History suggests that progress in racial justice comes only when American leaders see it as crucial to US geopolitical interests.

The protests that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown created a network of youth in revolt.

Ida B. Wells

Black women have made connections between their struggles and those of black men since the 1800s.

Solidarity protest

We all have different places in the racial hierarchy. But we can still work together for justice.

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

Blogs

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

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

President Obama gave a nod to women and girls of color, but critics say his racial justice initiative still misses the mark.

September 28, 2014

The Nation and the Center for Community Change partnered together for an essay contest in which young people were asked to submit a photo they found meaningful and an essay explaining the significance of the photo in 500 words.

September 17, 2014

There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014