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How J. Edgar Hoover’s paranoid view of literature led him to target African-American writers.

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

In 1950, Baltimore was the sixth-most-populous city in the country. Today, it is 26th, and its remaining poor black residents are cut off from their more affluent neighbors.

There’s a world of urgent discourse beyond Dyson, West, and Gates.

NYC Protest

After a more permissive approach to protests in the fall, de Blasio’s NYPD has returned to Occupy-era tactics of violent repression.

Palestinian flags

In this increasingly confined land, art is a vital escape—if you can get the instruments past the checkpoint.

Baltimore protests

We cannot turn away from police murders, but nor can we see them.

Zoraster holds the celestial sphere in Raphael’s School of Athens (1509–11)

Is the promotion of violence inherent to any religion?

Baltimore Police

The emotional distance between Freddie Gray’s moving funeral and the chaos that followed isn’t as wide as it may seem.

It doesn’t stop with Ferguson—common underlying problems create conflict and tension across the country.

The death of Freddie Gray in police custody has sparked outrage over the conduct of the Baltimore Police Department.

Blogs

Especially when their cartoons are so dreadfully unpleasant.

May 19, 2015

The unrest in Baltimore is about more than a single death—it’s about the structural racism, inequality, and poverty that have plagued our society for too long.

May 5, 2015

I was a Wire fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I’m starting to see all that it was missing.

May 4, 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

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

The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015

Rendering the oppressed invisible is a prerequisite to explosions like we have seen in Baltimore.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015