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Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter news and analysis from The Nation
June 19, 2017
Inside the Fight to Take Down the Confederate Monuments in New Orleans
Activists are taking on their city’s racist legacy—and winning.
June 18, 2017
Colin Kaepernick, Philando Castile, and the Lost Wisdom of Roger Goodell’s Father
The need for radical voices has never been more pressing. Defending voices that are being silenced is a task for all of us.
June 16, 2017
The Police Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Is Found Not Guilty
Even a liberal enclave like the one Castile lived in, even having a licensed gun, like Castile had, cannot bring worth to a black man’s life in the eyes of our racist justice system.
June 16, 2017
Systemic Racism Couldn’t Care Less About Your Respectability Politics
What could not save Philando Castile, Jordan Edwards or Richard Collins III is the same thing that I have been told would save me, a young black college student: respectability.
May 23, 2017
The Case Against ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bills
Hate-crimes laws make sense for groups that have been historically discriminated against. Police officers don’t qualify.
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May 22, 2017
True Climate Justice Puts Communities of Color First
Black and brown communities have long borne the brunt of our addiction to fossil fuels—and now they are leading the fight for a post-carbon economy.
May 9, 2017
This Mother’s Day, Black Lives Matter Activists Will Give More Than 30 Women Their Freedom
These women are in jail not because they’ve been convicted of a crime but because they can’t pay to get back to their lives as they await trial.
May 8, 2017
Campus Admin Ignored Students’ Demands for Black Visibility. So They Took Over Their Building.
The Afrikan/Black Student Alliance of the University of California, Santa Cruz, camped out for three days until the school met its demands.
May 5, 2017
Another Black Boy Was Killed by Police. Will Justice Be Done This Time?
Every time a black person dies at the hands of a police officer, there’s a glimmer of hope that the police will be held accountable. Almost every time, that hope is in vain.
May 3, 2017
Jackson, Mississippi, Just Nominated Radical Activist Chokwe Antar Lumumba to Be the Next Mayor
A fresh model for economic and social-justice politics is emerging in the South.