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African Americans news and analysis from The Nation
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.
January 23, 2018
How Democrats Can Mobilize Millions of Non-Voters
If black millenials decide to vote en masse, our politics could be upended.
January 11, 2018
Colin Kaepernick Has Shown That Courage Is Contagious
And sports, of all things, has become an arena of tenacious resistance.
December 19, 2017
The Left Helped Jones Defeat Moore. It Could Help More Democrats in 2018.
The Democrats must work harder to build grassroots infrastructure and offer voters a bolder vision proudly based on progressive values.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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December 13, 2017
Roy Moore Isn’t the Only One Who Thinks Dating Kids Is Fine
Just ask their parents first.
Patricia J. Williams
December 1, 2017
Protesters Against Police Violence Risk the Very Thing They’re Fighting
In Baton Rouge, community members protesting Alton Sterling’s death faced police brutality, unjustified arrests, and jail time—and lasting trauma.
November 17, 2017
Is This the Most Radical Mayor in America?
Chokwe Antar Lumumba has an audacious plan to make Jackson, Mississippi, the “most radical city on the planet.”
September 19, 2017
Can Black Lives Matter Win in the Age of Trump?
You could be forgiven for thinking the movement has gone quiet. But you’d be wrong.
September 6, 2017
The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools
A major investigation reveals that white parents are leading a secession movement with dire consequences for black children.