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Toni Morrison

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1991 to 2015.

The Raines family in 1969

In 1971, I helped burglarize an FBI office and leaked documents that exposed J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses of power. Here’s what that experience taught me.

In his years as a state legislator, Walker repeatedly pushed for higher incarceration and a bigger role for the private prison industry.

The issues that matter most to Americans won’t be adequately explored by a coronation of Hillary Clinton.

Ella Baker

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1957 to 1968.

Rosa Parks

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

Blogs

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

The Senate's proprosal to replace the failed law would shift the public education battleground more fully to the states.

April 16, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

The widespread protests Wednesday offered a critical test for politicians on whether to support the growing low-wage-worker movement.

April 16, 2015

The Democratic front-runner would be wise to go all in for this necessary reform.

April 14, 2015

As trade legislation finally proceeds to a vote, a top Democrat announced he cannot support fast-track authority.

April 14, 2015