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The Hip-Hop Hustle, Then and Now [VIDEO]

by Jay Smooth, September 10, 2014

Jay Smooth talks with the pioneering artists who first sold mix tapes on the streets of New York City, and with a young crew that's trying to recreate that success today.

Ferguson

Get on the Bus: Inside the Black Life Matters 'Freedom Ride' to Ferguson

by Akiba Solomon, September 5, 2014

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.

Arts & Culture

5 Racial Justice Issues You Can't Ignore This NFL Season

by Jamilah King, September 4, 2014

Get ready for another wild ride this season. But not in the ways you might expect.

The Latest News & Analysis in Racial Justice

Facing Race Spotlight: Queer Burlesque Dancer Ms. Cherry Galette Play

Facing Race Spotlight: Queer Burlesque Dancer Ms. Cherry Galette

by Jamilah King on October 1 2014, 7:00AM

Meet the co-founder of Mangos With Chili, a queer and trans people of color performance troupe based in the Bay Area.

Topics: Arts & Culture

College Students Wage Campaign to Kick Teach for America Off of Campus

College Students Wage Campaign to Kick Teach for America Off of Campus

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 8:45AM

Student activists say the education giant fails to adequately prepare its corps members and systematically replaces veteran—and unionized—teachers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Eric Holder's Racial Justice Legacy

Eric Holder’s Racial Justice Legacy

by Brentin Mock on September 29 2014, 7:00AM

Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation late last week. Here, a review of his work on voting rights, mass incarceration and police brutality.

Topics: Politics

An American Muslim and Micro-Aggressions

An American Muslim and Micro-Aggressions

by Carla Murphy on September 25 2014, 7:00AM

Margari Hill, an educator and co-founder of MuslimARC, is having some hard conversations about racism within her faith.

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Land Grab Tests Geechee and Gullah Culture [PHOTOS]

Land Grab Tests Geechee and Gullah Culture [PHOTOS]

by Pete Marovich on September 24 2014, 10:45AM

Outside development, sky-high property taxes and imminent domain have caused many Geechee and Gullah people to lose land that has been in their families for generations. Photojournalist Pete Marovich documents these communities in danger.

Topics: History, Sapelo Island

Meet the People Who Marched for Climate Justice [PHOTOS]

Meet the People Who Marched for Climate Justice [PHOTOS]

by Jamilah King on September 22 2014, 7:00AM

More than 300,000 people gathered in New York City for the People’s Climate March, the largest such gathering in history.

Topics: Environment

How an East Harlem Bookstore is Getting 1,500 Books to Migrant Kids

How an East Harlem Bookstore is Getting 1,500 Books to Migrant Kids

by Aura Bogado on September 19 2014, 7:00AM

Bookstore La Casa Azul and the Unaccompanied Latin American Minor Project team up for an extraordinary book drive.

Topics: Child Migrants

'Queer People Don't Have the Luxury to Stop Telling Our Stories'

‘Queer People Don’t Have the Luxury to Stop Telling Our Stories’

by Jamilah King on September 18 2014, 7:00AM

Christopher Soto, editor of the new queer poetry journal “Neptanla,” isn’t satisfied with mere visibility. He thinks the LGBT community deserves more. new journal by and for queer people of color,

Topics: Arts & Culture

'The Teacher Wars' Author Talks Race and Gender in American Education

‘The Teacher Wars’ Author Talks Race and Gender in American Education

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 17 2014, 9:45AM

First-time author Dana Goldstein talks about how race and gender have influenced the evolution of the U.S. education system.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

In Ferguson, Healing Proves Elusive

In Ferguson, Healing Proves Elusive

by Carla Murphy on September 16 2014, 7:00AM

“The officials just don’t have any answers for anything,”says one activist.

Topics: Ferguson

'My Feminism Starts 300 Years Ago'

‘My Feminism Starts 300 Years Ago’

by Carla Murphy on September 15 2014, 7:00AM

Public intellectual and black feminist Tressie McMillan Cottom tells everyone when and where she enters.

Topics: On Gender

Making Net Neutrality a Laughing Matter

Making Net Neutrality a Laughing Matter

by Carla Murphy on September 8 2014, 7:00AM

Kevin Avery, a stand-up comedian and a writer for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” co-wrote an epic skit about net neutrality. Here’s how he helped make a dense topic hilarious.

Topics: Net Neutrality