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Obama

What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise?

If it’s all about handing out gold stars and scarlet letters to CEOs and celebrities, then I’ll pass.

Conservatives are suddenly very unhappy to see moral judgments about sex and families invading the corporate realm.

Scaffold Brigada

In the London neighborhood of Forest Gate, the spark of a soccer revolution is brewing.

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Blogs

For families torn apart, Obama’s failure to reform deportation procedures is a matter of life and death. 

April 17, 2014

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 16, 2014

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

The UK seems keen on abandoning its most vulnerable workers to the rule of the master of the house.

April 4, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014

Northeastern University's decision to suspend Northeastern's SJP provoked a response that spread outside the university's borders.

April 1, 2014

Wisconsin and Ohio are the latest GOP-controlled states to limit access to the ballot.

March 28, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014