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Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter news and analysis from The Nation
February 9, 2021
How Progressive District Attorneys Are Leading the Charge to Fix Our Broken Justice System
From Philadelphia to Portsmouth, Va., the successes are piling up.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 20, 2021
The Chicago FOP Head’s Remarks Underline Doubts About Police Loyalty
John Catanzara’s comments minimizing the Capitol rampage are a vivid example of the police’s double standard in America’s cities.
J. Duncan Moore, Jr.
January 13, 2021
I No Longer Trust Law Enforcement to Keep Biden and Harris Safe on Inauguration Day
The siege of the Capitol revealed what most Black people already knew: Law enforcement is in league with Trumpism.
January 6, 2021
The Confederacy Finally Stormed the Capitol
And then, because the rioters were white, they were allowed to walk away. But just imagine if they had been Black.
January 4, 2021
How Biden Can Support Black America
We should fill the streets to remind him that the millions who elected him expect to see policies that will improve our lives.
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December 30, 2020
Vaccine Priorities: Politics and Ethics
Gregg Gonsalves on Covid-19, plus John Nichols on politics in 2020.
Start Making Sense
December 23, 2020
How the Movement for Black Lives Helped Defeat Trump in Arizona
While some Democrats have taken to blaming racial-justice activism for their party’s poor showing in down-ballot races, Arizona activist Lola N’Sangou tells a very different story.
December 23, 2020
The USOPC Defends Olympic Athletes’ Right To Protest
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee sent an unmistakable rebuke to the IOC.
December 21, 2020
Centrist Dems Are Wrong About November’s Losses
It wasn’t because voters were turned off by leftist sloganeering but because Dems failed to inspire their own base—and the data prove it.
December 9, 2020
English Soccer Players Take a Knee
Two Queen’s Park Rangers players looked directly at Millwall supporters and took a knee in a show of radical defiance.