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October 26, 2020
What Amy Coney Barrett Means for the Future of Voting Rights
Unless we act, I fear a return to Jim Crow regime under which my grandparents and tens of millions of Black people suffered is inevitable.
July 21, 2020
John Lewis’s Fight for Justice Continues With Miracle Boyd
Those who criticize young activists today as too radical or impatient should remember the John Lewis of 1963.
July 20, 2020
Building Community Control in a White Supremacist Country
A tactic with deep roots in Black freedom movements shows promise, and pitfalls, for building a more equal future.
July 19, 2020
How We Remember a Prophet
Republicans who refuse to restore the Voting Rights Act while decorating the grave of Representative John Lewis with flowery words testify against themselves.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
July 18, 2020
John Lewis Never Stopped Bending the Arc Toward Justice
In the last days of his life, the civil rights icon hailed Black Lives Matter protesters: “They’re going to help redeem the soul of America.”
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July 14, 2020
Letters From the July 27/August 3, 2020, Issue
A family legacy… The beef with red meat… Taxing efforts…
June 24, 2020
Rural New York Is in the Streets, Marching for Black Lives
My town voted overwhelmingly for Trump, so I didn’t expect a big crowd at a recent Black Lives Matter protest. I was wrong.
June 8, 2020
Rescind, Reform, and Fight: 3 Steps for Racial Justice
Across California, curfews are creating the potential for the exact type of racialized policing abuses that are being protested.
May 19, 2020
Black Athletes and the Civil Rights Movement
Educator Jesse Hagopian joins the show to talk about the role sports played in knocking down racial barriers.
May 4, 2020
Remembering the Jackson State Tragedy
The violence wasn’t caused by anti-war student protest; it was another chapter in the long history of state violence against African Americans.
Nancy K. Bristow