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Baltimore protests

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

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.

#BlackLivesMatter demonstration

Minorities confront prejudice and barriers to success in almost every aspect of their lives, but right-wing pundits prefer to blame the victims and the welfare state.

The opening ceremony for the Center for Workforce Innovation

Richmond, Virginia, is the eleventh-most-unequal big city in the country; its leaders finally want to change that.

Here’s another reminder that “personal responsibility” is a principle relevant only to the poor and the black.

It’s too easy to condemn the right’s populist attacks on Muslims—especially with so many left-wing atheists and liberal hawks joining the party.

Bronson Koenig

Bronson Koenig is using his newfound national platform to speak out against mistreatment of Native Americans.

Blogs

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

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 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

Fox and friends are gearing up for a replay of the 1968 riots that helped bring us Richard Nixon.

April 29, 2015

Camden Yards can be seen as a symbol of what ails urban America, and it’s hardly alone.

April 28, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015

Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015