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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.

NYC Protest

After a more permissive approach to protests in the fall, de Blasio’s NYPD has returned to Occupy-era tactics of violent repression.

Peace activists

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the efforts of the anti-war movement are being erased from history.

Palestinian flags

In this increasingly confined land, art is a vital escape—if you can get the instruments past the checkpoint.

Lemon Andersen

Andersen first heard about the Attica uprising during a stint on Rikers Island. His new play brings the rebellion to life at the Public Theater.

The powerful US Attorney insists he’s not interested—but even if he changes his mind, recent legal setbacks may foil his chances.

A Nation investigation looks at the shuttering of needed trauma centers, beginning with those on Chicago’s violent South Side.

Fairytales about the health of our democracy disguise the corrupting influence of top donors.

Baltimore protests

We cannot turn away from police murders, but nor can we see them.

Blogs

"Swell packages aside, the ultimate thing about James Brown is the contradiction-healing groove," a Nation critic once observed. "It’s like a brief return to paradise."

May 3, 2015

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 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

Each generation seems condemned to have to prove the obvious anew: slavery created the modern world, and the modern world’s divisions are the product of slavery.

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

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

“Hollywood will for a long time be in debt to Mr. Welles,” The Nation’s review predicted.

May 1, 2015

"Hoover was not only the nation’s police chief; he filled a far more important post—he was its minister of internal security, an office of tremendous, if unacknowledged, power."

May 1, 2015