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President Obama

Obama Is Responsible for the Protests in Ferguson—but Not in the Way You Think

Despite his best efforts to be the embodiment of respectability, it turns out Barack Obama is a role model for resistance.

by Melissa Harris-Perry

“Like Nelson Mandela, we must be willing to embrace the long walk toward freedom.”
Posted Aug 27 2014 - 1:58pm
Black women have made connections between their struggles and those of black men since the 1800s.
Posted Aug 27 2014 - 6:14pm
Can the killing of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, spark a new kind of conversation about choice, parenting and family?
Posted Aug 13 2014 - 12:10pm


News and Features

Sex work protest

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

Why the Children Fleeing Central America Will Not Stop Coming

At the root of the border crisis is a wave of violence that the United States helped to create.

Abortion Clinic Protest

The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.

Hobby Lobby Protest

The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.


As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.