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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.

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.

Keith Raniere

The lawsuit filed by the NXIVM company against a Vanity Fair writer and a local reporter invokes the same computer hacking law used against Aaron Swartz. 

Detroit skyline

The Detroit of wealthy enclaves and private guards looks nothing like the other Detroit, which is becoming more uninhabitable every day.

Bloody Egyptian Flag

A sense of malaise plagues activist circles, with energies largely spent supporting the thousands in prison.

Blogs

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

Advocates pushing to expand My Brother's Keeper say it’s good to see their concerns acknowledged and keep their eyes on next steps.

November 21, 2014