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How Trayvon Martin’s Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism

A host of new groups are reviving the grassroots fight for racial equality.

by Mychal Denzel Smith

A vote for Teachout is a demand for a more progressive, ideas-driven politics.
Posted Aug 27 2014 - 2:03pm
We all have different places in the racial hierarchy. But we can still work together for justice.
Posted Aug 27 2014 - 6:11pm
Despite his best efforts to be the embodiment of respectability, it turns out Barack Obama is a role model for resistance.
Posted Aug 27 2014 - 1:44pm

News and Features

Hobby Lobby Protest

The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.

Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis. 

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Girls for Gender Equity

Black girls face daunting odds, too. Why does My Brother’s Keeper neglect their struggles?

Special issue cover

Read all the pieces in The Nation’s special issue on the new wave of racial justice organizing.