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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.
The right to a lawyer is a key protection against unjust prison sentences, but public defenders are overwhelmed and under-resourced.
The African American Civil War Memorial & Museum will honor black soldiers who were not welcome at the original Grand Review celebration.
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 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.
Rather than promoting mobility, the broken college financing system is ensuring that inequality gets passed down from one generation to the next.
How J. Edgar Hoover’s paranoid view of literature led him to target African-American writers.
In 1950, Baltimore was the sixth-most-populous city in the country. Today, it is 26th, and its remaining poor black residents are cut off from their more affluent neighbors.
There’s a world of urgent discourse beyond Dyson, West, and Gates.
After a more permissive approach to protests in the fall, de Blasio’s NYPD has returned to Occupy-era tactics of violent repression.