Bernie Sanders Rally at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie (between Dallas and Fort Worth) on Saturday, February 27, 2016. (Steve Rainwater on Flickr)
13 Mar 2016

How Bernie Sanders Has Built A Multi-Racial Anti-Austerity Campaign

Bernie Sanders won a huge upset in Michigan last week. It helped position him to potentially win some of the states with primaries this week, particularly Ohio, Missouri, and even Illinois. Results also showed that he had convinced a higher percentage of black voters to vote for him than in

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Screen shot from "Winnie Wright, Age 11" (1974)
02 Mar 2016

Kartemquin Films 50: ‘Winnie Wright, Age 11’

A number of films from Kartemquin go into working or lower class neighborhoods and humanize the people living in those neighborhoods. “Winnie Wright, Age 11” is a short film about a working class family living in Gage Park, Chicago. The neighborhood’s population is shifting from white to black. Winnie’s mother is

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Screen shot from music video for Mysonne's "T.H.U.G.S."
29 Feb 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘T.H.U.G.S.’ by Mysonne

The “Justice For Flint” concert benefit was exceptional counter-programming to the Academy Awards on Sunday night. From Janelle Monae to Vic Mensa to Ledisi to Robert Glasper, there were some incredible performances. It also featured young poets and local residents, who came up on stage to share their stories about

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Hillary Clinton gives a speech to supporters after conceding to Bernie Sanders [Hooksett New Hampshire, USA] (Ted Eytan on Flickr)
28 Feb 2016

Clinton Manipulates Language of ‘Intersectionality’ To Preserve Support From Minority Voters

The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of “intersectionality,” which enables the political class to head off threats to their power and protect the status quo. The results in the South Carolina

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Albert Woodfox (Angola3.org)
19 Feb 2016

After Release, Albert Woodfox Pledges To Fight For End To ‘Barbarous Use of Solitary’

Albert Woodfox, known as one of the “Angola 3,” was finally released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. He spent over four decades in solitary confinement, and had his conviction for second-degree murder overturned three times. Each time, despite clear evidence of abuse and corruption, the state of Louisiana

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Screen shot from Kartemquin Films' "Trick Bag"
15 Feb 2016

Kartemquin Films 50: ‘Trick Bag’

Kartemquin Films continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary with this short film on racism among working class Chicagoans in the 1970s.

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Actor Chris Rock reads from James Baldwin's "My Dungeon Shook" at MLKNow, a special event where Hollywood celebrities honored Martin Luther King and black culture, on January 18, 2016. (YouTube screenshot)
19 Jan 2016

MLK Now: Chris Rock Reads James Baldwin’s “My Dungeon Shook”

Ryan Coogler, of Blackout for Human Rights, invited Chris Rock and other Hollywood artists to Harlem’s Riverside Church to celebrate Martin Luther King Day.

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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.

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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

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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.

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