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African Americans news and analysis from The Nation
June 1, 2017
Even LeBron James Can’t Escape This Toxic Wave of Racist Hatred
Athletes have long been the targets of white supremacists—but they are also part of the resistance.
May 25, 2017
Why I Called the Murder of Richard Collins III a Lynching
How we define a “racist mob” in 2017 matters.
May 17, 2017
Georgia Can Elect the First African-American Woman Governor in History
Democrats, please don’t mess this one up!
May 15, 2017
‘I Wouldn’t Be Able to Sleep at Night if I Closed My Mouth on Social Issues’
Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad speaks to
about why being a representative figure is more often a blessing than a burden.
April 20, 2017
The Problem With How Jeff Sessions Talks About Crime
He’s making unfounded claims about the relationship between crime rates and scrutiny of law enforcement.
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March 16, 2017
Letters From the April 3, 2017, Issue
A note on words and images… New Jersey state of mind… The Dreyfusses reply… Birthing equality…
Bob and Barbara Dreyfuss
March 9, 2017
Letters From the March 27, 2017, Issue
Belafonte right on time… Unnatural selection… What are we for?… The fire last time… Snow job…
February 16, 2017
49 Years Ago, Harry Belafonte Hosted the Tonight Show—and It Was Amazing
He interviewed RFK and MLK months before their deaths. Fifteen of 25 guests were African American.
February 9, 2017
The Rise and Resilience of Black Lives Matter
Wesley Lowery’s new book charts the origins of a movement
February 2, 2017
Barack Obama Radically Expanded Our Appreciation of African-American History
By preserving sites that have been central to the black experience, Obama helped revitalize our civic religion.
Robert Greene II