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Rosa Parks

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1919 to 1956.

A one-year old receives the MMR vaccine

As the most contagious disease on earth roars back, it’s time to embrace the most effective public health intervention we have.

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

Missed American Sniper? That’s okay—you’ve probably already seen it.

US Army soldiers in Afghanistan

The domestic arms race in America is a one-way street—and the question is what awaits us up the road.

Bob Simon

Longtime CBS News correspondent Bob Simon died in a car accident at 73.

Once a beacon of progressive programming, the network is now beset by financial woes and infighting.

A new generation of civil rights activists depends on a free Internet.

Blogs

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015

Black women have been labor movement faithfuls and today scramble to be unionized. So why aren’t there more in labor leadership?

May 1, 2015

Each generation seems condemned to have to prove the obvious anew: slavery created the modern world, and the modern world’s divisions are the product of slavery.

May 1, 2015

Can we talk about the economic devastation of American cities and black communities before someone else is killed?

May 1, 2015

If you want to understand what is happening in Baltimore, listen to Makayla Gilliam-Price and learn about her family.

May 1, 2015

The issue is the cartoons—and what they mean to ordinary French Muslims.

May 1, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

“Hollywood will for a long time be in debt to Mr. Welles,” The Nation’s review predicted.

May 1, 2015

"Hoover was not only the nation’s police chief; he filled a far more important post—he was its minister of internal security, an office of tremendous, if unacknowledged, power."

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015