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9 Charts That Force the Question, Does Black Life Matter?

by Kai Wright, January 7, 2015

When measured by the blunt calculus of mortality, being black in the U.S. is a killer.

Health

Staying Alive, as a Black Man [VIDEO]

by Kai Wright, January 9, 2015

Two men living with HIV share their personal stories of keeping well in a world in which the average black man dies far younger than the nation overall.

Ferguson

19 Photos From 2014 That Prove 'Post-Racial' America Doesn't Exist

by Aura Bogado, December 30, 2014

It's been a long year full of despair--but there's also been plenty of hope!

The Latest News & Analysis in Racial Justice

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

by Carla Murphy on February 26 2015, 8:02AM

The vote scheduled for Thursday is the latest battle in a decade-long war for an open and equal Internet.

Topics: Media, /NOW

The Art of Masculinity

The Art of Masculinity

by Jamilah King on February 24 2015, 9:35AM

In two new shows, the artists Kehinde Wiley and Alex Donis lift up—and sometimes subvert—ideas of black and brown manhood.

Topics: Arts & Culture

On Patricia Arquette, Coded Language and the Hotness of 'Intersectionality'

On Patricia Arquette, Coded Language and the Hotness of ‘Intersectionality’

by Akiba Solomon on February 23 2015, 2:44PM

Patricia Arquette did…a whole lot with her “equality now” speech. But I don’t think we all know what her biggest mistake is called.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Latino Life by the Numbers

Latino Life by the Numbers

by Aura Bogado on February 19 2015, 10:30AM

A new book shows how this growing demographic votes, goes to school, consumes entertainment—and a lot more.

Topics: Society

Questions Linger for LGBT Community After Police Kill Jessie Hernandez

Questions Linger for LGBT Community After Police Kill Jessie Hernandez

by Jamilah King on February 18 2015, 7:00AM

The fatal shooting of Jesse Hernandez is shining a light on the Denver police department’s relationship with LGBT residents of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

The Race Hate We All Know

The Race Hate We All Know

by Nimra Azmi on February 16 2015, 8:38AM

Whatever the law might find, Craig Stephen Hicks did not murder Razan Abu-Salha, Yusor Abu-Salha and Deah Barakat because of a parking dispute, just as Darren Wilson didn’t kill Mike Brown for walking towards him.

Topics: Society

8 Questions for Constance Malcolm, Grieving Mother Turned Activist

8 Questions for Constance Malcolm, Grieving Mother Turned Activist

by Carla Murphy on February 13 2015, 9:00AM

Bronx police entered the home of 18-year-old, unarmed Ramarley Graham and shot him to death. Three years later his mother, Constance Malcolm, settled with the city for $3.9 million. Here’s why she’s still fighting for police accountability.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Ai-jen Poo: Elders and Their Caregivers Deserve Dignity

Ai-jen Poo: Elders and Their Caregivers Deserve Dignity

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 12 2015, 7:00AM

In her new book,”The Age of Dignity,” award-winning labor organizer Ai-jen Poo lays out a vision for a well-trained, well-paid pool of home-care workers that would keep our aging parents and grandparents out of institutions.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Labor

One Image Captures Loss in the Muslim Student Killings

One Image Captures Loss in the Muslim Student Killings

by Aura Bogado on February 11 2015, 3:53PM

Mohammad Alsalti says he created the image instinctively.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Fox's 'Empire', a Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Kendrick Lamar

Fox’s ‘Empire’, a Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Kendrick Lamar

by Jamilah King on February 11 2015, 11:42AM

It’s already been one helluva week for the rapper. And it’s only Wednesday.

Topics: Culture

Native Americans Say Facebook Is Accusing Them of Using Fake Names

Native Americans Say Facebook Is Accusing Them of Using Fake Names

by Aura Bogado on February 9 2015, 8:10AM

Facebook is shutting down Natives’ accounts until they submit ID proving that they’re using their real names.

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW

The Latest Attack on Immigration Reform

The Latest Attack on Immigration Reform

by Julianne Hing on February 6 2015, 10:00AM

Here’s how Republicans plan to destroy Obama’s executive order in the courts.

Topics: Immigration