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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

Following Ferguson: Change Is Slow

Following Ferguson: Change Is Slow

by Carla Murphy on January 23 2015, 8:50AM

It’s highly unlikely that Darren Wilson will face civil rights charges. How are the other avenues for justice shaping up?

Topics: Ferguson

A Tale of Two Movements

A Tale of Two Movements

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on January 22 2015, 10:00AM

As we celebrate the 42nd year of Roe v. Wade, the capstone of the reproductive rights movement, another movement dominated by people of color enters its third decade: reproductive justice. Here the six major differences between the fight for reproductive rights and the struggle for reproductive justice.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Duo Creates Maternity Line Especially for Butches

Duo Creates Maternity Line Especially for Butches

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on January 21 2015, 7:00AM

“Pregnant butches aren’t unicorns,” says Vanessa Newman, cofounder of Butchbaby & Co., a new maternity line for pregnant masculine people.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Dispatch from Highland Park: Gentrification, Displacement and the Disappearance of Latino Businesses

Dispatch from Highland Park: Gentrification, Displacement and the Disappearance of Latino Businesses

by Aura Bogado on January 20 2015, 7:00AM

Latino-owned stores seem to be disappearing in L.A.’s Highland Park at an alarming rate. Aura Bogado reflects on race, ownership, class and change in this quickly gentrifying neighborhood.

Topics: Dispatches, Society

The Hope and Burden of The Civil Rights Movement

The Hope and Burden of The Civil Rights Movement

by Carla Murphy on January 16 2015, 10:45AM

Young leaders and protestors are laboring against a myth of perfection.

Topics: Obama Immigration Order

Oscars: Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo Snubbed

Oscars: Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo Snubbed

by Jamilah King on January 15 2015, 10:00AM

But ‘Selma’ did earn a nomination for ‘best picture.’

Topics: Culture

The Top 5 LGBT Issues for 2015

The Top 5 LGBT Issues for 2015

by Jamilah King on January 13 2015, 1:35AM

Where to put your energy this year

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

When It Comes to Sports Protests, Are T-Shirts Enough?

When It Comes to Sports Protests, Are T-Shirts Enough?

by Jamilah King on December 18 2014, 11:00AM

More and more elite athletes are making symbolic statements about police violence against black people. It’s up to us to listen.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014

14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 17 2014, 7:00AM

A roundup of 14 amazing women of color who’ve made big strides in 2014.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

'Did the Torture Work?' is the Wrong Question

‘Did the Torture Work?’ is the Wrong Question

by Waleed Shahid on December 15 2014, 6:15PM

Constantly framing the report about the CIA’s torture of alleged Islamic terrorist in terms of “success” invites us to minimize the specific, grisly experiences of the detainees.

Topics: National Security

In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff's Department

In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff’s Department

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2014, 7:00AM

Amidst protests around the nation, Los Angeles takes one step forward on police accountability.

Topics: Criminal Justice

CIA Torture Report: What Now?

CIA Torture Report: What Now?

by Asraa Mustufa on December 12 2014, 1:00PM

American Muslim leaders unload about the ‘utter moral depravity’ of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture and talk next steps.

Topics: National Security, Politics