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Ota Benga

What the ugly history of a 1906 Bronx Zoo exhibit tells us about ourselves today.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson’s trial for HIV exposure was a “perfect storm” of homophobia, racism, and the criminalization of black bodies.

Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.

Billy Graham speaks on Honor America Day, July 1970

Kevin Kruse’s new book explores how “Christian America” was invented to fight FDR’s New Deal.

Baltimore

The right to a lawyer is a key protection against unjust prison sentences, but public defenders are overwhelmed and under-resourced.

Afghan women's rights activists carry the coffin of Farkhunda

Farkhunda was murdered on the streets of Kabul while thousands looked on. Now Afghan women are rising up.

Mural depicting the United States Colored Troops, Massachusetts 54th Regiment

The African American Civil War Memorial & Museum will honor black soldiers who were not welcome at the original Grand Review celebration.

Valerie Bell

As a mother, I feel that it is my responsibility to support others whose children have fallen victim to police violence, and to be a voice for my son Sean Bell.

Gary Younge

Gary Younge pokes some major holes in America’s faith in “eternal progress,” then lays out next steps for racial justice with M Adams, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, and Mandela Barnes.

Blogs

A conversation about building an inclusive movement, the importance of identity, and how to shift the narrative of justice away from jailing killer cops.

June 2, 2015

Bad retail jobs compound the deeper economic and social barriers that disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos.

June 2, 2015

Especially when their cartoons are so dreadfully unpleasant.

May 19, 2015

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

I was a Wire fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I’m starting to see all that it was missing.

May 4, 2015

Black women have been labor movement faithfuls and today scramble to be unionized. So why aren’t there more in labor leadership?

May 1, 2015

Can we talk about the economic devastation of American cities and black communities before someone else is killed?

May 1, 2015

If you want to understand what is happening in Baltimore, listen to Makayla Gilliam-Price and learn about her family.

May 1, 2015

The issue is the cartoons—and what they mean to ordinary French Muslims.

May 1, 2015

The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015