by Deepa Iyer on October 14 2014, 7:00AM
In Ferguson for the National Weekend of Resistance, activist and writer Deepa Iyer talked to area South Asian and Arab-American shopkeepers about race, community and police.
by Akiba Solomon on September 5 2014, 11:00AM
Over Labor Day weekend, Akiba Solomon took a 21-hour bus ride to Michael Brown’s town with a group of black activists traveling under the name Black Life Matters. Here’s some of what happened during the jam-packed days.
by Julianne Hing on August 14 2014, 7:00AM
What does it mean to be young and Palestinian and American in this moment in history?
by Julianne Hing on July 16 2014, 7:00AM
Murietta, Calif., has made national news because protesters have blocked busloads of undocumented, unaccompanied minors from entering its Border Patrol station. Inside a rapidly changing town on edge.
by Julianne Hing on May 13 2014, 7:00AM
A nascent program in Oakland schools is trying to disentangle the threads that many believe drag black boys out of classrooms and into jails.
by Julianne Hing on November 13 2013, 7:00AM
This is what austerity and “reform” look like.
by Deepa Iyer on August 7 2013, 7:45AM
One year after white supremacist Wade Michael Page killed six people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, a reflection on the lives lost and lessons learned
by Jamilah King on March 18 2013, 11:03AM
As the department’s stop-and-frisk program heads to court this week, the scene in Flatbush reveals just how tired many communities have become of the city’s policing style.
by Jamilah King on October 3 2012, 10:05AM
A technology project in Detroit is making in-roads based on an old school philosophy that the Internet can’t solve every problem by itself.
by Tram Nguyen on May 22 2012, 9:21AM
Once home to good manufacturing jobs, East Oakland today is a microcosm of the structural components of racial health disparities. One community-led health project could be a model for the future.
by Julianne Hing on May 16 2012, 9:30AM
When the Ohio mom was prosecuted last year for sending her daughters to a neighboring school district, her story became a cause celebre. Now, she’s joined a growing movement for more parental control over school reform. But is it just a front for privatization?
by Julianne Hing on February 15 2012, 9:53AM
Parents are no longer content to let politicians and policy makers lead the debate. But does the answer many are embracing turn them into an astroturf movement for dismantling public schools?
Even if the town cops’ lawlessness is fixed, questions remain that go far beyond East Haven’s city limits. The issue was not just that racist local cops wanted to deport immigrants; it’s that federal immigration authorities obliged them.
Deporting 400,000 people a year means big business for the rural towns and private prison contractors that warehouse many detained immigrants.
by Kai Wright on December 16 2011, 10:20AM
The poverty in which millions of people of color live is not accidental. It’s the result of decades of political choices that first created ghettos and then left them prey to a growing industry that profits from their existence. The Bronx offers a uniquely clear example.