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Paris Malone

History shows how vital black women have been to the creation of America’s quilt of safety and justice that extends to all when we stand firm in the face of societal challenges. Read more

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For Lorraine Hansberry, American radicalism was a passion and a commitment. It was, in fact, a requirement for human decency. Read more

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Roemel

To say that a durag sets up a black man for failure is ignorant, at best. Read more

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Fibonacci Blue

The network trains people to take charge of the narratives around police shootings, and to help communities heal. Cat Brooks describes how it's done. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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Geralt

“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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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