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A Concise History of U.S. Divestment in Black Men [VIDEO]

by Imara Jones, October 22, 2014

Economic justice columnist Imara Jones and graphic artist Tatiana Lam explain how black men have been excluded from generations worth of economic opportunity initiatives.

Economy

6 Ways the White House Can Help Truly Keep Our Brothers

by Imara Jones, October 22, 2014

Let's get specific about what the Obama administration can do in the next two years to fix generations worth of divestment in black men.

Society

Rinku Sen and Jeff Chang Discuss His Latest, 'Who We Be'

by Rinku Sen, October 21, 2014

Chang's new history of multiculturalism, "Who We Be: The Colorization of America," drops today.

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The Problem With Time Magazine's New Take on Asian-Americans in Tech

The Problem With Time Magazine’s New Take on Asian-Americans in Tech

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2014, 7:00AM

How Time acknowledged but ended up succumbing to the pitfalls of writing about Asian-Americans in the U.S.

Topics: Media, Society

Director of 'The Whiteness Project' Wants 'Honest Conversation' About Race

Director of ‘The Whiteness Project’ Wants ‘Honest Conversation’ About Race

by Carla Murphy on October 17 2014, 10:10AM

White filmmaker Whitney Dow talks about why he focused on white people in his latest project about race.

Topics: Society

ISIS and the Cost of War

ISIS and the Cost of War

by Imara Jones on October 16 2014, 7:00AM

Unfinished business in Iraq and Afghanistan shows us that scaling up the military campaign against ISIS will create severe costs that won’t be shouldered equally by all Americans.

Topics: Economic Justice

For Some Native Tribes, Federal Recognition Remains Out of Reach

For Some Native Tribes, Federal Recognition Remains Out of Reach

by Aura Bogado on October 15 2014, 7:00AM

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has proposed an overhaul of the broken federal recognition process. Lawmakers in Connecticut are resisting change.

Topics: Native Affairs

Dispatch from Ferguson: Convenience Store Owners Talk Race

Dispatch from Ferguson: Convenience Store Owners Talk Race

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.

Topics: Dispatches, Ferguson

Cinematographer Bradford Young on Lighting Dark Skin and the 'Subversive' Power of the Black Church

Cinematographer Bradford Young on Lighting Dark Skin and the ‘Subversive’ Power of the Black Church

by Jamilah King on October 10 2014, 11:00AM

The Sundance award-winner describes his approach to filmmaking and his new, experimental work.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Is the Police Shooting of VonDerrit Myers Another Mike Brown?

Is the Police Shooting of VonDerrit Myers Another Mike Brown?

by Carla Murphy on October 9 2014, 5:10PM

Community leaders on the ground in St. Louis respond.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Facing Race Spotlight: Organizer Alicia Garza on Why Black Lives Matter

Facing Race Spotlight: Organizer Alicia Garza on Why Black Lives Matter

by Jamilah King on October 9 2014, 7:00AM

The longtime activist talks about why it’s crucial that black people not be lost in America’s organizing.

Topics: Politics

Unemployment Stats Paint a Dangerously Incomplete Picture

Unemployment Stats Paint a Dangerously Incomplete Picture

by Imara Jones on October 8 2014, 7:00AM

The latest U.S. jobs report puts unemployment at a low 5.9 percent. But this number doesn’t reflect what’s really going on in millions of people’s lives.

Topics: Economic Justice

Does Bill Maher Think I Might Kill Him?

Does Bill Maher Think I Might Kill Him?

by Waleed Shahid on October 6 2014, 4:56PM

Writer Waleed Shahid, a Muslim who was 10 on September 11, 2001, says fearmongering by broadcasters such as Bill Maher creates a dangerous climate for Muslim Americans.

Topics: Society

A New Labor Issue: Control Over Time

A New Labor Issue: Control Over Time

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on October 6 2014, 7:00AM

In a new sociological study of four medical-health professions, Naomi Gerstel and Dan Clawson explore how control over time in employment scheduling impacts workers.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Labor

Does Bill Maher Think I Might Kill Him?

Does Bill Maher Think I Might Kill Him?

by Akiba Solomon on October 6 2014, 4:38AM

Writer Waleed Shahid, who was 10 years old on September 11, 2001, says the Islamophobia of Bill Maher and other broadcasters

Topics: Society