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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.

Baltimore Girl

Rather than promoting mobility, the broken college financing system is ensuring that inequality gets passed down from one generation to the next.

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

How J. Edgar Hoover’s paranoid view of literature led him to target African-American writers.

Blogs

Out in the Night tells the story of the New Jersey Four, women who faced felony charges after defending themselves against an attacker.

June 30, 2015

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

And the GOP presidential contenders are leading the charge.

June 26, 2015

If the Confederate flag is seen as poisonous, then products bearing the Washington football team name should be regarded in similar fashion.

June 24, 2015

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

The Nation’s coverage of an earlier Confederate flag controversy—from 1887—shows the real reason the flag still flies in South Carolina.

June 22, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

In 2007, University of South Carolina Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier called for the Confederate flag to come down. He was right then and he should speak out now.

June 22, 2015

Guns aren't a problem in this country! Also there's no global warming.

June 19, 2015