African Americans

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Marvel Entertainment

The mythical African nation in ‘Black Panther’ is allowed to thrive on its own terms—offering a fascinating and rooted alternative to existing Western notions of nation-building. more

Feb 23, 2018 3:04 PM Dispatches


Max Pixel

Within Wisconsin’s stellar statewide graduation rates and test scores lie the largest racial disparities in the nation. more

Feb 14, 2018 2:54 PM Public School Shakedown

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Francisco Laso, The Laundress, 1858. Image Public Domain.

The strike—a group of black women organizing against omnipresent discrimination to demand recognition and respect for their work—stands out in union history as a most unlikely success. more

Feb 6, 2018 7:00 AM Dispatches

Eleven images from a new exhibit capture the role photojournalists played in giving Americans a window into the Civil Rights movement, and what it was up against. more

Jan 14, 2018 1:12 PM Dispatches


The All-Nite Images / Otto Yamamoto

Erica’s death occurs in the midst of a growing maternal mortality crisis that hits mothers of color particularly hard. The drivers of the crisis are complex—but we know what they are—and we can do something. more

Jan 12, 2018 3:49 PM Dispatches


Center for Jewish History, NYC

People of color cannot overcome wealth and wage gaps when structural racism and violence are the foundations of U.S. society. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:19 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

It took black women nineteen months to earn the same amount that white men did in twelve. more

Aug 2, 2017 3:01 PM Op-Eds



“Feared for my life” is a go-to excuse, accepted in the court of public opinion and by juries, when considering the deaths of black men. more

Jun 28, 2017 10:29 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


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To mark Juneteenth with action, organizers planned 40 actions in 40 cities reclaiming land for black people. more

Jun 21, 2017 4:43 PM Dispatches


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When Stalin's statues came down in Russia, it was because the people had toppled the system—not just a statue. We certainly cannot say the same thing about the system of racist oppression General E. Lee’s statue represented. more

Jun 7, 2017 2:02 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments

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Courtesy of Sarah Lahm

"All welcome here." more

May 2, 2017 10:30 PM Public School Shakedown


Rosi Carrasco

Working with Organized Communities Against Deportations, based in Chicago, she's working on a new sanctuary city, connecting policing in black communities to ICE in immigrant communities. She and others have big plans for May Day. more

Apr 10, 2017 10:24 AM Dispatches

Where are the calls for equal pay, equal respect, and, most pointedly, equal coverage emanating from the world of women’s athletics? The answer is complicated. more

Mar 25, 2017 4:07 PM Magazine

Filmmaker Jenner Furst talks about the tragedy of our juvenile justice system, and a moment in history to possibly make it right. more

Mar 14, 2017 5:20 PM Dispatches


Keith Allison

Why are basketball stars some of the most politically outspoken players in sports? It’s a global sport with a young audience, made of athletes with shared experiences of discrimination. more

Mar 2, 2017 3:48 PM Dispatches


Evil Erin

An organizer of the international women’s strike set for March 8, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talks about a feminist politics that focuses on women’s labor, and how to wake up the world to the power of women’s work—by doing nothing. more

Mar 1, 2017 9:16 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


Hollywood Reporter

Almost half of the 2016 tenth annual Progie Awards—which highlight progressive features, documentaries, and artists—have been awarded to African American talents. No “diversity drought” here. more

Feb 25, 2017 12:00 AM Dispatches


Phil Roeder

An author of books on topics ranging from Malcolm X to Marvin Gaye, Dyson writes about whiteness and the current challenges to white “innocence.” more

Feb 22, 2017 11:59 PM Magazine 1 Comments


Lightyear Entertainment

Celebrating its silver anniversary with a wealth of silver screen productions from around the world. Lots of good ones here for your movie list. more

Feb 16, 2017 3:43 PM Dispatches