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Toni Morrison

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1991 to 2015.

The Raines family in 1969

In 1971, I helped burglarize an FBI office and leaked documents that exposed J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses of power. Here’s what that experience taught me.

Prison block

And what happens when the problem escapes from behind bars.

Washington is providing equipment and training to compromised agencies—at the same time that it’s tracking their close ties to organized crime.

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that.

The romance in the film isn’t perverse—and that’s the problem.

Ella Baker

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1957 to 1968.

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