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News and Analysis from The Nation on Black radicalism
September 22, 2016
The Black Panthers’ Overlooked Revolution
Fifty years later, four women who helped build the party look back on the less-attention-grabbing part of its history.
July 20, 2016
The Coming War on ‘Black Nationalists’
A caricature of black radicalism is becoming the pretext for aggressive policing of racial-justice activism. We’ve been here before.
July 15, 2016
My Journey From Louisiana to Havana, and Back Again
Afro-Cubans are clad in American flags that represent, for them, a chance at upward mobility, while at home black Americans are murdered under this same flag.
Kristina Kay Robinson
June 20, 2016
Jasmine Abdullah: ‘If I Don’t Do This, I’m Going to Die’
A conversation with the Black Lives Matter organizer jailed for “lynching” in Pasadena.
June 17, 2016
Read What Malcolm X’s Daughter Said at Muhammad Ali’s Funeral
Her words demand to be read and reread, to better understand the past as well as where we need to go.
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June 10, 2016
Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Was His Last Act of Resistance
The powerful gather in Louisville to pay their respects to someone they tried to destroy, but couldn’t.
June 4, 2016
‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The Radical Reverberations of Muhammad Ali
Ali was shaped by his times. But his death should remind us that he also shaped them.
May 20, 2016
Note to Media: Black Lives Matter Is Not a ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaign
So stop asking how it affects the black-youth vote, and stop judging it by goals it never claimed.
April 14, 2016
A Radical Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World
But first the two movements will have to rediscover their shared roots in a fundamental critique of an economy and a society that value things more than lives.
James Gustave Speth
J. Phillip Thompson III
March 9, 2016
Beyoncé’s “Formation” reflects today’s movement from black rage toward a racialized revolutionary politics.