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Child receives polio vaccine

Bill Gates and a corps of Western donors are on a mission to rid Nigeria of the crippling virus, but the last cases have been hard to stamp out.

Angry protesters are seeking justice for Michael Brown—and much more.

Immigration sign

The hard-won relief arrived only after undocumented workers and their families took huge risks to step forward and lead.

Eve Ensler

A conversation with the feminist playwright and One Billion Rising leader, whose new play, O.P.C., opens in Cambridge on November 28.

Stop abortion sign

They aren’t very interested in compromise, or birth control—or, for that matter, in engaging much with pro-choicers.

Ferguson riot police

It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police.

Leslie Feinberg

Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues is best understood within the genre of American revolutionary fiction that linked oppressions, forged solidarity and expressed utopian longings.

Black Pete protest

Hundreds of white Dutch dress up in blackface to celebrate the nation’s treasured “Sinterklaas” holiday. A growing movement says it’s time for that to change—but many Dutch don’t want to hear it.

Jay Leno

Violence-prevention groups are urging the comedian to cancel an appearance at an upcoming industry trade show.

Hamilton Fish remembers legendary film director and creative force behind 'The Graduate', Mike Nichols.

Blogs

Ferguson teaches us that in elections for local law-enforcement posts the most fundamental choices are made.

November 26, 2014

Black athletes are expressing views across social media about the killing of Michael Brown. It’s past time white athletes took some of this weight. 

November 25, 2014

Black youth are perceived as adults, and their behaviors criminalized at every turn. Can this moment help change that?

November 25, 2014

Personal privacy is so twentieth century.  

November 25, 2014

Unrest kept Michael Brown’s memory alive, and unrest is the key to justice.

November 24, 2014

From New York to Ferguson to Santa Cruz, a generation rises.

November 24, 2014

The death of four-time mayor Marion Barry sent shockwaves through the District.

November 23, 2014

Are some Fox hosts going soft on immigration?

November 21, 2014

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

And still, the will to protest has not died.

November 21, 2014