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Black Lives Matter
150th Anniversary Events
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A Holiday Reminder: Give Thanks for the Groups Who Resettle Refugees, and Live Up to American Ideals
On this holiday that celebrates gratitude, be thankful that religious and nonprofit refugee-aid workers are also fighting Islamophobia.
November 24, 2015
Is a Medicaid Turnabout Coming to the Deep South?
An election in Louisiana and a surprising recommendation from an Alabama task force are the latest cracks in red-state resistance to insuring the poor.
November 16, 2015
The University of North Carolina’s New President Should Scare Anyone Who Cares About Higher Ed
Margaret Spellings is a Karl Rove protégé who calls students “customers,” and now she’s in charge of the state’s prestigious public university system.
November 11, 2015
Why Isn’t Yale As Radical As Mizzou?
University of Missouri students pulled all the right levers for structural change. Why hasn’t Yale done the same?
November 5, 2015
Reform Wins: Ohio Bans Gerrymandering While Maine and Seattle Bust Big Money
Billionaires are buying the old politics—but state and local activists are building a new politics that puts democracy first.
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October 20, 2015
If You Thought the Reproductive-Health Crisis in Texas Couldn’t Get Worse, Well…
The state’s move to cut Planned Parenthood off Medicaid funding will further limit poor women’s access to care.
September 29, 2015
Why Are So Many Women Behind Bars in Oklahoma?
With twice as many women in prison as in other states, Oklahoma is the female-incarceration capital of the United States.
September 9, 2015
Tennessee Higher Education Talks Big, Acts Cheap
Statewide austerity measures leave campus workers doing more work for less pay.
September 2, 2015
The Rebellion Against Standardized Tests Is Exploding
But New York State is cracking down on “opting out.”
August 31, 2015
What a Band of 20th-Century Alabama Communists Can Teach Black Lives Matter and the Offspring of Occupy
On the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking history,
Hammer and Hoe
, author Robin D.G. Kelley discusses the lessons Alabama’s forgotten black communists can offer today’s activists.