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Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

MLK Mural

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

Guest-hosting The Rachel Maddow Show, Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes speaks with Arizona Representative Raúl Grijalva about the ongoing assault on civil liberties in his state and the racial basis for the infamous new immigration law.

Ari Melber debates the legality of SB 1070 with Eliot Spitzer, guest-host of The Dylan Ratigan Show.

The Nation's sports correspondent, Dave Zirin, appears on Democracy Now! giving a history lesson of protest and sports and the recent news of "Los Suns" protesting Arizona's anti-immigration law.

Ari Melber discusses immigration reform and Crist’s switch to Independent on The Dylan Ratigan Show.

In Brooklyn, a beleaguered Arab-American community copes with bigotry
and heightened government scrutiny post-9/11.

Though promoted as an antiracist event, the rally lamented the state of the corporate music industry generally.

Blogs

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

President Obama gave a nod to women and girls of color, but critics say his racial justice initiative still misses the mark.

September 28, 2014

The Nation and the Center for Community Change partnered together for an essay contest in which young people were asked to submit a photo they found meaningful and an essay explaining the significance of the photo in 500 words.

September 17, 2014

There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014

The release of a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate has opened up a bipartisan conversation around punitive justice in North Carolina.

September 11, 2014

More than 450 voters did not have their ballots counted in the state’s May primary as a result of the country’s harshest voting law.

September 10, 2014

What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

August 22, 2014

Protesters share many residents’ opinion that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch harbors a pro-police bias.

August 19, 2014

The mistrust in Ferguson is being deepened in real time by local officials’ selective release of information. 

August 19, 2014