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Civil Rights Movement
October 18, 2016
Four Standouts From the New York Film Festival
I Am Not Your Negro
I Called Him Morgan
October 4, 2016
The Anonymous Town That Was the Model of Desegregation in the Civil-Rights Era
Here’s how it fell apart.
August 18, 2016
The Woman Behind Trump
Amy Wilentz on Ivanka, plus Calvin Trillin on Mississippi in 1964, and Rosa Brooks on the militarization of everything.
Start Making Sense
July 28, 2016
The Civil-Rights Movement Made Hillary Clinton’s Historic Nomination Possible
Whatever you think of her, Clinton’s candidacy is an important victory in the long fight for voting rights.
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.
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July 14, 2016
The Civil-Rights Movement’s Lesson for Today’s Politics
Moral prophecy is important, but without engaging our adversaries we’ll get nowhere.
Harry C. Boyte
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 14, 2016
North Carolina’s Voter ID Law Could Block 218,000 Registered Voters From the Polls
The controversial restriction takes effect for the first time in the March 15 primary.
February 10, 2016
Is New York State About to Create a Blacklist of BDS Supporters?
A new bill would create an official list of people who support the campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel for its abuse of Palestinian human rights.
January 18, 2016
Martin Luther King’s Final Year: An Interview With Tavis Smiley
The author and TV host on King’s most important year.