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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.

Jacob Lawrence

The painter’s migration series was a first draft of history for one of black America’s defining moments.

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.

Colombia Soccer

On the field at the most ambitious indigenous sporting event in Colombian history.

The APA’s collusion was crucial because other physicians were increasingly reluctant to participate in the interrogations.

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. 

Police in Baltimore (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Now is the time for Mayor Rawlings Blake to put an end to Baltimore police militarization.

The deaths of Jodi and Randy Speidel illustrate how weak our safety net really is.

Blogs

"We know we are beautiful. And ugly too."

May 22, 2015

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

“Boy, what you got to smile about? You in jail, you know.” “Sheriff,” he answered, “you just wouldn’t understand. I’m smiling because I’m free.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

In this week's Altercation Eric honors the completion of the AMC's hit show Mad Men.

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

"A marvelous achievement was accomplished in a faultless manner by a young American who embodies within himself the finest American characteristics."

May 20, 2015

Who could have predicted that Brazil’s World Cup buildup would have disastrous results—other than everyone not financially vested in its success?

May 19, 2015

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015