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African Americans news and analysis from The Nation
May 23, 2018
Zora Neale Hurston and the Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade’s Last Survivor
Even after Emancipation, Kossula Oluales spent the rest of his life trying to recover what was lost.
May 21, 2018
Are Social Media Normalizing Campus Racism?
University officials must do more—their priority should be the well-being of students of color, not the institution’s reputation.
April 30, 2018
‘There’s No Substitute for Confrontation’: An Interview With Howard Bryant on Today’s Political Black Athlete
Bryant’s new book explores what happens when black athletic struggle is revived, but collides with our post-9/11 world.
April 5, 2018
The Missed Opportunity of the Kerner Report
A new history recovers the forgotten legacy and radical implications of the Kerner Commission.
William P. Jones
April 3, 2018
How the #NeverAgain Movement Is Disrupting Gun Politics
The gun-control movement has never been able to talk about race—until now.
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April 3, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr.: 50 Years Later
Activists today are taking up Dr. King’s mantle and reviving the Poor People’s Campaign.
Michael K. Honey
March 30, 2018
Sacramento Is Seething Over the Police Killing of Stephon Clark
His fate has sent a collective shudder of horror through the city’s African-American community.
March 21, 2018
Selma and the Unfulfilled Promise of Civil Rights
The city’s 20th-century history not only marked a high point in the civil-rights movement; it also captures why America needs more than sporadic intervention if it is to uproot the institutions of racism in this country.
March 9, 2018
Encountering Ghosts in Family Photos, Historical Dolls, and ‘Black Panther’
Mythmaking can connect the past to the present, and reveal a promised future.
Patricia J. Williams
February 16, 2018
Fake News? It’s Nothing New to African Americans.
Fixing it requires the public airwaves to reflect the nation’s true diversity.