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Obama

What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise?

If it’s all about handing out gold stars or scarlet letters to CEOs and celebrities, then I’ll pass.

Conservatives are suddenly very unhappy to see moral judgments about sex and families invading the corporate realm.

Scaffold Brigada

In the London neighborhood of Forest Gate, the spark of a soccer revolution is brewing.

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Blogs

The Grinnell College Young Innovator Prize offers a $100,000 prize annually to activists under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in the field of social justice.

September 23, 2013

Concerted pressure from labor, “alt-labor” community, women’s, immigrants, seniors and disability rights groups made change happen after eighty years. A pledge by candidate Obama and the personal commitment of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis helped too.

September 22, 2013

By pressuring universities to cut their contracts, students can put meaningful pressure on international corporations to respond to the demands of workers.

September 17, 2013

The smartest thing about the new film The Butler is its depiction of Ronald Reagan’s inadequacies on civil rights—which is something conservatives can’t stand.

September 17, 2013

As students build new fronts against austerity, some older opponents meet campus uproar.

September 16, 2013

Finally, Native American voices are being heard by the media in protest of the name “Redskins.”

September 13, 2013

Jacob Kornbluth's new film, Inequality for All, reminds us that democracy is not a spectator sport and that divide between rich and poor is growing in the US.

September 10, 2013

Corporate-style education &lquo;reform” has been tried, and it has failed; the path forward is clear.

September 7, 2013

To commemorate the March on Washington, students sat-in, died-in and boycotted school.

September 4, 2013

Representatives of the youth generation were cut from yesterday’s roster of speakers, but that won’t stop them from building a movement on their own. 

August 29, 2013