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Afghan women's rights activists carry the coffin of Farkhunda

Farkhunda was murdered on the streets of Kabul while thousands looked on. Now Afghan women are rising up.

Sterling conviction

It’s a warning shot—not only against whistleblowing but against basic communication with journalists by government employees.

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. 

Blogs

"In time much is sure to be written of Franz Kafka, for he is inevitably sure of a place...among the foremost writers of our time."

June 3, 2015

Sepp Blatter’s reign of error is over. But speculation about his and FIFA’s future has just begun.

June 2, 2015

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

A conversation about building an inclusive movement, the importance of identity, and how to shift the narrative of justice away from jailing killer cops.

June 2, 2015

Bad retail jobs compound the deeper economic and social barriers that disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos.

June 2, 2015

"America is a reckless squanderer where small racial units are concerned, and the cause of any Indian race seems a priori a lost cause."

June 2, 2015

The Wisconsin governor positions himself as the exact opposite of Rand Paul—and privacy advocates in both parties.

June 1, 2015

“Perhaps the best thing about it all is that Miss Keller has come through to middle age a liberal in spirit. The injustices of our society weigh heavily upon her.”

June 1, 2015

In a twist worthy of le Carré, Deep Throat was assigned the mission of unearthing—and stopping—Deep Throat.

May 31, 2015

"Like the Jews of Harlem or the Asians of East Africa or the Chinese of Southeast Asia, the Ibos were the prominent outsiders in the economic life of the dominant population and, like the others, they were hated."

May 30, 2015