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On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and
procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting
edge of the movement to compensate African-Americans

In the 1960s it seemed as if the Third World was in flames, fueled by
anti-imperialist struggles from Cuba to Vietnam, Bolivia to Algeria.

Sit in classrooms, eat in lunchrooms, romp on playgrounds and wander the
hallways in randomly selected public schools in America: It's right
here, in the nation's increasingly segregated and as

After nearly two years' absence from politics, Southern California's most popular progressive politician, Antonio Villaraigosa, is back on the stump.

This essay will appear as an introduction in New York Review Books' new
edition of Prisoner of Love (February 2003).

My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
pockets.

Anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, essayist and luminary of the
Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston dazzled her peers and patrons
almost immediately upon her arrival in New York City in 1

In October 1968, at the height of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis, New
York Mayor John Lindsay got heckled off the stage at a synagogue in
Brooklyn.

Affirmative action, so long distorted by its critics, makes an easy political target.

Blogs

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

A Pennsylvania Republican judge refuses to block the state's unjust, unnecessary and discriminatory voter ID law.

August 15, 2012