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John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

J. Edgar Hoover

The files obtained during the break-in in Media, Pennsylvania, revealed that African-Americans didn’t have to have radical ideas, or engage in violence, to merit surveillance. 

The text of Harry Belafonte’s inaugural remarks, with additional commentary by Carl Hart.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.

The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.

Tarek Mehanna supporters

As the government embraces a “counter-radicalization” approach to counterterrorism, prosecutors are turning radical beliefs into criminal acts.

O’Reilly wants us to put Christ back in Christmas. In that case, economic inequality should take center stage on December 25.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

Blogs

A TV debate over Muslims and violence and America's own terror practices.

May 13, 2013

The mainstream media is using a deeply racist caricature to describe the passing of Malcolm X’s grandson.

May 11, 2013

The Heritage Foundation wouldn't stand behind it.

May 11, 2013

The former Black Panther has become the first woman placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list and reminds us that the struggle for freedom is far from over. 

May 7, 2013

The big man—a cultural tycoon and a friend of the Fraternal Order of Police—just went big-bully on a widely acclaimed film about political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jahmal.

April 25, 2013

After Boston, are the Senate Judiciary Hearings on immigration actually helping us get closer to reform?

April 25, 2013

Why not just recognize the non-white voices that are already out there?

April 19, 2013

Social Security hasn't contributed to this deficit and won't add to future debt—and it's journalistic malpractice for the mainstream press to suggest otherwise.

April 11, 2013

What is "independent media," and why is it so important?

April 10, 2013

Without a mechanism to ensure equality of access in all Boston communities, it's inevitable that wealthier communities will have access to the good schools.

April 8, 2013