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Black radicalism news and analysis from The Nation
July 23, 2021
The ‘Creative Chaos’ of Gloria Richardson (1922–2021)
The civil rights activist was a militant advocate for her community as well as a canny strategist.
May 20, 2021
Did ‘Cancel Culture’ Drive Richard Wright Underground?
On “Memories of My Grandmother” and
The Man Who Lived Underground.
Joseph G. Ramsey
March 18, 2021
Judas and the Black Messiah
’s Stark Binaries
A new biopic of Fred Hampton poses a question: Will a film ever capture the radical spirit of the Black Panthers?
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.
November 18, 2020
Colin Kaepernick Speaks Out for Mumia Abu-Jamal
The exiled quarterback stands up for an imprisoned revolutionary, bringing Mumia’s case into the current moment.
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June 24, 2020
When We Don’t Say Their Names, We Deny Them Justice
The murders of black cis men sparked the current protests. But black women, trans, nonbinary, and queer folks are fighting for their lives too.
Shirley Ngozi Nwangwa
May 19, 2020
Letters From the June 1/8, 2020, Issue
What’s the matter with San Fran?… Unspoken rules… The source of our disagreement…
April 10, 2020
The Racial Politics of ‘Return’
Tourism initiatives in Ghana and beyond leave out black people without the economic means to travel.
January 14, 2020
John Carlos Responds to the New Olympics Ban on Political Protest
The 1968 Olympian points out the hypocrisy of new rules against any political demonstrations on the field or medal stand.
December 27, 2019
William Barr’s Police-Fueled War on Civil Rights
The attorney general’s obsession with protecting the police is a throwback to the crackdown on protesters in the 1960s.
Joshua Clark Davis