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In Baltimore, “effort and excellent is trumped by inheritance and access,” Jackson says. 

Police in Baltimore (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Now is the time for Mayor Rawlings Blake to put an end to Baltimore police militarization.

Toni Morrison

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1991 to 2015.

(Photo by Lynne Graves/Sojourner Truth Memorial - Florence, CC BY-NC 2.0)

No economic opportunity agenda for women can be complete without Black women’s needs, experiences and dreams at the forefront.

Ella Baker

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1957 to 1968.

Rosa Parks

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1919 to 1956.

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1865 to 1919.

James Baldwin

Baldwin yielded to nobody in his quest to weed racism out of the American garden—root and branch.

Blogs

The unrest in Baltimore is about more than a single death—it’s about the structural racism, inequality, and poverty that have plagued our society for too long.

May 5, 2015

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

Pressed by GOP mayor and state’s largest paper, governor moves to rework law condemned by LGBT groups.

March 31, 2015

Jonathan Capehart dares to ask, and too many on the left don’t want to hear about it.

March 20, 2015

The right to vote is under the greatest threat since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

March 5, 2015

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

February 26, 2015

In the wake of nationwide cop-on-civilian violence, there is hope for criminal-justice reform.

February 24, 2015

The shooting of a civil rights activist by an Alabama state trooper led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

February 19, 2015

This Saturday, progressive activists in North Carolina are holding a major “Moral March on Raleigh.”

February 12, 2015