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civil rights

African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.

Billie Holiday

Joshua DuBois makes an unconvincing argument against the criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

Nicholas Wade

In a guise of scientific seriousness, Nicholas Wade’s new book revives the discredited ideas of history’s most notorious racists.

Hagar school

This latest evidence of hatred is an alarming reminder of how a wonderful educational project continues to stand on precarious ground.

Syringes

Do white pundits, reporters and TV producers have a no-snitch policy on exposing crises in the white community?

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Trayvon protest

Schools are resegregating, it’s getting harder to vote, too many are incarcerated—America is becoming more separate and less equal.

Classroom

Sixty years after Brown, whiter, wealthier communities are breaking away from racially and economically diverse school districts.

Jackson Rising

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

Blogs

With the presidential election less than a month away, eligible voters in swing states are fighting to make sure that they’ll be counted on November 6.

October 12, 2012

Why does Lena Dunham really inspire so much charged debate?

October 9, 2012

The recent spate of voting laws clearly aren't about fraud. They're about keeping young, minority voters away from the polls. 

October 5, 2012

The right-wing political group hopes blatant tokenism—and not progressive policies—will be enough to win over youth, women and minority voters. 

October 4, 2012

As many as one-in-four African-Americans will be affected by laws barring ex-felons from voting in the state.

October 1, 2012

Kentucky makes it nearly impossible for former felons to vote, but a grassroots group is fighting back.

September 18, 2012

Eight of eleven states in Dixie have passed restrictive voting laws since the 2010 election.

September 4, 2012

Instead of being commended for her bravery in speaking out, she’s called a liar.

 

August 29, 2012

Michelle Obama's visit Thursday to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin came as activists, senators push for bolder response to violence and hatred.

August 23, 2012

This week’s updates on early voting, voter ID and the power of marginalized voters.

August 17, 2012