Students, staff, and community members meet for a rally in Iowa State University's Beardshear Hall on November 16, 2015. The rally was to show solidarity with the students protesting about racism in Mizzou, and called for action and reform from the ISU administration. (Flickr / Max Goldberg)
23 Nov 2015

VIDEO: Why The #BlackOnCampus Movement Matters

In just 3 minutes, Eleanor Goldfield of Act Out! explains why #BlackOnCampus is at the heart of a new activist awakening on American college campuses.

Spirit Airlines has refused to rebook customers when passengers complained they were afraid to fly with them. (Photo by Woodys Aeroimages)
21 Nov 2015

When Airlines and Security Validate American Passengers’ Fear of Brown People

One week after the Paris attacks, any American Muslim or U.S. citizen with brown skin lives in fear of what might happen if they go out in public. It is particularly awful for those brown-skinned Americans who decide to travel by plane because airlines, police, and security agents are legitimizing

In this November 14, 2015 photograph, a group of Shia Muslims hold a candlelit vigil in Detroit, Michigan, for the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Beirut and Paris. (Flickr / Lion Multimedia Productions)
17 Nov 2015

Paris Attacks Fuel New Cycle Of Anti-Muslim Hysteria In The United States

After the Paris Attacks, innocent Muslims are facing a host of threats and even violent attacks, while American Islamophobia threatens to reach new heights.

Mnar Muhawesh speaks at a microphone. (YouTube screenshot)
28 Oct 2015

War, Media, Propaganda: Muslims As ‘Other’ — A Personal Narrative Of Islamophobia

In a speech delivered Oct. 15 in Minneapolis, MintPress News Founder Mnar Muhawesh discussed the personal tolls of war and corporate media fear mongering.

In this January 20, 2005 photograph, a young activist holds a sign that reads "Peace For Everyone" at an anti-war protest in Miami, Florida. (Flickr / Danny Hammontree)
27 Oct 2015

What Would Peace Look Like In Your Community? (VIDEO)

The American Friends Service Committee asked young activists, “What would police look like in your community?” What does real peace look like to you?

Proposals to build a Muslim community center 2 blocks from the former site of the World Trade Center sparked large protests on August 22, 2010. Since then, religious freedom activists say that there are a growing number of anti-Muslim incidents, with even the FBI warning of a growing potential for violence and hatred. (Flickr / David Shankbone)
21 Oct 2015

Attacks On Muslims In The Midwest Highlight Violent Trend Of Bigotry Sweeping The US

In Indiana, a brutal attack on a Muslim woman in a cafe, while a Muslim family in a Chicago suburb recently received a threatening flier on their vehicle.

Author Tim Wise speaks at the University of San Francisco on February 26, 2013. (Flickr / Shawn)
16 Oct 2015

Racism And The Cruelty Of Affluence With Tim Wise (VIDEO)

Tim Wise: “The development of the class structure in the United States has been, from the beginning, interwoven with the development of white supremacy. “

A pregnant prisoner in a bare cell with a simple bed. The inmate's head is turned away from the camera, so only her hair is visible. (National Crittenton Foundation)
28 Sep 2015

Juvenile Justice Reform Will Fail Without Specific Focus On Young Women

Black girls were about three times as likely as white girls to be referred to juvenile court, and 20% more likely to be detained than white girls. American Indian/Alaska Native girls were 50% more likely to be locked-up.

Cook County Jail (via Shadowproof)
11 Sep 2015

Formerly Incarcerated Black Youth Face Extremely High Mortality Rates in Chicago

Young black men detained in Cook County, Chicago, face a higher mortality rate than the general population of the county, according to a bulletin published by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as part of their “Northeastern Juvenile Project.”

A mural from the Weeksville community reads "Welcome to Weeksville" and "Whats Old Is New, History Through Young Eyes." (Flickr / H.L.I.T.)
10 Sep 2015

From Weeksville To Today: Why Black Land Matters (VIDEO)

From The Laura Flanders Show: The history of the US is packed with people of color and poor people who’ve been stripped of their rights — to vote, to wages, to housing or even just the right to stay in the country — through incarceration, segregation, slavery and deportation. For just as long, black communities have created safety, and won a say in democracy, through buying and keeping land cooperatively.