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May 20, 2022
“We Are Not Terrified. We Are Tenacious.”
Life against death in Buffalo.
April 28, 2022
What Can Ketanji Brown Jackson Do for Abortion Access?
Reproductive justice organizers in Texas know that, alas, the newly confirmed justice can’t save them.
April 18, 2022
Cedric Robinson’s Radical Democracy
Rejecting the resignation of the 1970s and ’80s, Robinson found hope and resistance in the ruins of the American city.
March 22, 2022
The Secret Black History of LSD
Research on psychedelics, then and now, has been riddled with medical racism and exclusion. But that hasn’t stopped Black people from finding creativity and solace through such drugs.
March 22, 2022
The War on Weed Decimated My Community—Will There Be Restitution?
Legalization offers a chance to restore a fragment of what was lost by Black and Afro-Latinx communities pummeled by prohibition, but so far, white business are claiming the spoils.
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March 7, 2022
My Norman Mailer Problem—and Ours
Digging down into the roots of white America’s infatuation with Black.
March 4, 2022
Yes, Black Voters Feel Let Down by Biden
From police reform to voting rights, Black voters are still waiting for action from the administration they helped put in power.
February 28, 2022
Let’s Talk About the Taking of Black Land
From Seneca Village to “urban renewal,” the government has claimed Black property—rarely with the “just compensation” promised by the Fifth Amendment.
February 14, 2022
The Root Cause of Voter Suppression
How SCOTUS’s brazen decision subverts democracy for all.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
February 8, 2022
The Black Migrant Trail of Tragedies
Immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean who make the dangerous trek across the Americas to the US face racist policies and practices everywhere they go.