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When inmates at Attica took over the prison in September of 1971, they were fighting for their basic rights. But their demands were ultimately met with tear gas and bullets.

When inmates at Attica took over the prison in September of 1971, they were fighting for their basic rights. But their demands were ultimately met with tear gas and bullets.

We will be an equal society when we can all celebrate and criticize our country together.

Did the Poverty Tour succeed in dramatizing the magnitude of poverty’s impact on America—or simply draw attention to its organizers' criticisms of Obama?

Anders Behring Breivik

What is the link between the Norway killer’s actions and the ideas he espoused?

Why has Obama been cautious in arguing for what’s right? Westen misses the profound impact of race-based attacks on the president.

 There was a time—not too long ago—when black players were not allowed to play on "white" teams.

Athletes need to realize that they can shape their own image much more successfully than athletes of previous generations.

As the Obama administration tries to salvage the Secure Communities program, governors and advocates alike are calling it what it is: racial profiling.

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The controversial governor says he should be judged by his inner circle. Fair enough.

February 25, 2014

Witnesses say Yvette Smith was unarmed when a police officer shot and killed her on Sunday.

February 20, 2014

Just by virtue of being born black in America, young men like Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin face violence daily.

February 18, 2014

Dealing with the deaths of black youths is exhausting, but is the necessary work of undoing American racism. 

February 18, 2014

Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager, in 2012 during a dispute over loud music. He was found guilty on three charges of attempted murder.

February 15, 2014

At age 27, I know I have a future. At 19, I didn’t.

February 11, 2014

Shame on all of us for allowing Trayvon's life and death to be turned into a spectacle.

February 5, 2014

A rally for the young trans woman who was murdered in Harlem hoped to shed light on the world trans people navigate, full of hate and violence.

February 3, 2014

One of the more inflammatory voices in the minimum wage debate will be making a special appearance tonight.

January 28, 2014

Individual racism may be hurtful, but the systemic carries much more ruthless consequences.

January 27, 2014