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Taraji P Henson as Empire's Cookie

Fox’s Empire made TV-ratings history by letting a black woman be her multidimensional self. 

Bronson Koenig

Bronson Koenig is using his newfound national platform to speak out against mistreatment of Native Americans.

We can, and should, support trans men and other gender-non-conforming people without erasing women from the fight for reproductive rights.

NYU graduate student protest

Rank-and-file organizing pays dividends for the nation’s only private graduate student union.

New legislation in the Senate is a first step to giving the more than 70 million Americans with criminal records a second chance.

Eric Holder discusses Ferguson findings at the DOJ

Cities nationwide are criminalizing black people to pay the bills.

The Fox News anchor’s war stories have been exposed as lies. And it’s all good.

Blogs

"The decisive confrontation between the constitutionalists who want peace and the militarists who want war is close at hand."

April 28, 2015

Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015

The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."

April 27, 2015

The decision by Baltimore’s mayor to lock baseball fans inside a stadium to “protect” them from protestors sent a message to the world built on a lie.

April 27, 2015

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

"It was as if all South Africans, black, white and “coloreds” alike, were voting for the first time in their lives."

April 27, 2015

“Are there no gentlemen left in in American public life?”

April 25, 2015

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The devastating migrant boat wreck in the Mediterranean reveals the failure of the EU's refugee policy.  

April 24, 2015