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HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Billie Holiday

Joshua DuBois makes an unconvincing argument against the criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

Saba Ahmed

Last week Saba Ahmed became yet another Muslim punching bag for the right, who refuse to listen to her game-changing plan to fight extremism.

Nicholas Wade

In a guise of scientific seriousness, Nicholas Wade’s new book revives the discredited ideas of history’s most notorious racists.

LGBT Flag

The religious exemption in the current version of ENDA would enshrine the idea that LGBT equality is incompatible with the free exercise of religion.

Hagar school

This latest evidence of hatred is an alarming reminder of how a wonderful educational project continues to stand on precarious ground.

Syringes

Do white pundits, reporters and TV producers have a no-snitch policy on exposing crises in the white community?

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Muslim students

A new report documents incidents of bigotry and suggests fighting bad speech with counter speech.

Blogs

Residents of Canfield Green Apartments have been faced with tremendous challenges in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown—many a direct result of actions taken by the police.

August 27, 2014

A step-by-step guide from your friends at the Ferguson Police Department.

August 26, 2014

The rise of the all African-American little league from Chicago has revealed a great deal in the wake of Ferguson, about what we choose to see and not see with regards to race.

August 24, 2014

What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

August 22, 2014

Labor activists are deepening the conversation about what “justice for Mike Brown” should mean for the impoverished community that now grieves for him.

August 20, 2014

It’s business as usual for police to kill black people. So why did Michael Brown’s death elicit such a strong reaction?

August 20, 2014

The mistrust in Ferguson is being deepened in real time by local officials’ selective release of information. 

August 19, 2014

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

The streets of Ferguson are not safe for those who would report the chaos. 

August 18, 2014