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Taraji P Henson as Empire's Cookie

Fox’s Empire made TV-ratings history by letting a black woman be her multidimensional self. 

Bronson Koenig

Bronson Koenig is using his newfound national platform to speak out against mistreatment of Native Americans.

We can, and should, support trans men and other gender-non-conforming people without erasing women from the fight for reproductive rights.

NYU graduate student protest

Rank-and-file organizing pays dividends for the nation’s only private graduate student union.

New legislation in the Senate is a first step to giving the more than 70 million Americans with criminal records a second chance.

Eric Holder discusses Ferguson findings at the DOJ

Cities nationwide are criminalizing black people to pay the bills.

The Fox News anchor’s war stories have been exposed as lies. And it’s all good.

Blogs

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

"We know we are beautiful. And ugly too."

May 22, 2015

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

“Boy, what you got to smile about? You in jail, you know.” “Sheriff,” he answered, “you just wouldn’t understand. I’m smiling because I’m free.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

In this week's Altercation Eric honors the completion of the AMC's hit show Mad Men.

May 20, 2015