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MLK Mural

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

March on Washington

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges.

Moral Mondays

An inspiring grassroots movement is fighting back against the GOP’s outrageous budget cuts and attacks on democracy.

Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Proposition 8 opponents

Gay rights advocates were hoping that the Court would issue a broad ruling, but the justices seem most concerned with issues of standing.

Rosa Parks

The memorial to Parks turned her into a meek and redemptive figure—instead of the radical freedom fighter she was until the end of her life.

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

Those claiming Occupy has failed already forget what other social justice sucesses have taught us: change is slow. 

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

Blogs

If the anti-abortion movement could rouse itself to oppose spraying a civilian population with miscarriage-causing chemicals, it might actually make a difference.

August 19, 2014

Protesters marched to Governor Jay Nixon’s downtown office building, demanding that he withdraw National Guard troops from Ferguson.

August 18, 2014

Why has the response to Michael Brown’s murder been to crack down on dissent and arrest journalists?

August 14, 2014

According to a new report, the city’s collusion with immigration authorities has led to the unjust detention and deportation of noncitizens. 

August 13, 2014

A federal judge denies a preliminary injunction against North Carolina’s harsh new voting law. 

August 9, 2014

Representative Keith Ellison wants to make forming a union a civil right.

July 28, 2014

Civil rights groups seem willing to sell out their own members for a buck.

July 25, 2014

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights. 

July 2, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

A new letter signed by 1,000 women of color calls on the president’s initiative on boys and men to include girls and women.

June 18, 2014