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Out of Prison, but Not Free [Video]

by Kai Wright, July 31, 2014

Men leaving Louisiana's infamous Angola penitentiary describe the emotional and psychological hurdles they face after years of incarceration.

Immigration

Dispatch from Murrieta, Calif.: Protesting Migrant Children

by Julianne Hing, July 16, 2014

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.

Gender & Sexuality

'Crack Baby' Hysteria Returns

by Miriam Zoila Pérez, July 18, 2014

Same myth, different drugs--and still used to criminalize mothers of color.

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8 Books That Shaped 'A Cup of Water Under My Bed' Author Daisy Hernández

8 Books That Shaped ‘A Cup of Water Under My Bed’ Author Daisy Hernández

by Julianne Hing on August 29 2014, 7:08AM

The author shares the books, including unexpected picks, that have inspired her.

Topics: Arts & Culture

New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 28 2014, 11:00AM

A new report for the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls attention to health care discrimination against black women and Latinas—and its dire impact.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

5 Reasons Why Black Lives Matter

5 Reasons Why Black Lives Matter

by Akiba Solomon on August 27 2014, 7:00AM

Writer Stacia A. Brown has been crafting a series of essays about the Michael Brown killing. Here, excerpts from her series of poignant pieces.

Topics: Ferguson

New Fellowship Prepares People of Color for Coding Careers

New Fellowship Prepares People of Color for Coding Careers

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 26 2014, 7:00AM

More than just a diversity program, Code for Progress teaches organizers computer coding.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson

Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 22 2014, 5:01PM

Black feminists have been providing intersectional analysis of Ferguson and highlighting the ways race and gender influence police brutality.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Michael Brown and the Danger of the Perfect Victim Frame

Michael Brown and the Danger of the Perfect Victim Frame

by Jamilah King on August 19 2014, 9:30AM

His humanity weighed much more than his so-called indiscretions. His life still matters. And so does his death.

Topics: Ferguson

Mystic's 13-Year Journey Toward 'Beautiful Resistance'

Mystic’s 13-Year Journey Toward ‘Beautiful Resistance’

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

The Oakland-based rapper explains what drove her away from the music industry, and what ultimately brought her back.

Topics: Culture

No. Michael Brown Couldn't Have Been Obama's Son

No. Michael Brown Couldn’t Have Been Obama’s Son

by Akiba Solomon on August 14 2014, 1:21PM

The president sidesteps the role of race in the Michael Brown killing and aftermath.

Topics: Ferguson

Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

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?

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth

For Once, Common-Sense Ideas to Stop Income Inequality

For Once, Common-Sense Ideas to Stop Income Inequality

by Imara Jones on August 13 2014, 7:00AM

In two separate reports issued over the past week, a strange thing happened in the fight over America’s economic future: The nation’s big-city mayors and Wall Street got on the same page about the need for broad-based economic fairness.

Topics: Economic Justice

This is How the South Organizes [Photos]

This is How the South Organizes [Photos]

by Carla Murphy on August 12 2014, 7:00AM

An estimated 200 low-wage workers from different industries met in eastern North Carolina to share workplace struggles and get organized at a conference they called Solidarity City

Topics: Labor

Michael Brown's Death Didn't Happen in a Vacuum

Michael Brown’s Death Didn’t Happen in a Vacuum

by Jamilah King on August 11 2014, 10:10AM

Members of Ferguson, Missouri’s black community have been under siege for years.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW