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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.

The Latest News & Analysis in Racial Justice

Facing Race Spotlight: Activist Dara Silverman

Facing Race Spotlight: Activist Dara Silverman

by Carla Murphy on October 30 2014, 7:00AM

The founder of Showing Up for Racial Justice, a group that enlists white people to participate in the movement for racial justice, talks law enforcement, local organizing and the end of racism. .

Topics: Society

A Tax Bonus for Black and Latino Men?

A Tax Bonus for Black and Latino Men?

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on October 29 2014, 7:00AM

The Earned Income Tax Credit, one of our most successful anti-poverty programs, is up for expansion. That’s a good thing for black and brown men working low-wage jobs.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality

Activists: Calling a Mexican Restaurant 'Illegal Pete's' is Racist

Activists: Calling a Mexican Restaurant ‘Illegal Pete’s’ is Racist

by Aura Bogado on October 28 2014, 2:05PM

Community activists are urging the owner of Illegal Pete’s, a Colorado-based Mexican food chain, to drop the I-word from its name.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Society

What Happens When You're Tired of Saying 'Dear White People?'

What Happens When You’re Tired of Saying ‘Dear White People?’

by Jamilah King on October 27 2014, 7:00AM

It’s important to name the ways that we thrive when we’re not in opposition to something.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Facing Race Spotlight: Palestinian-American Activist Linda Sarsour

Facing Race Spotlight: Palestinian-American Activist Linda Sarsour

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2014, 10:00AM

Ahead of Facing Race, the civil rights activist discusses multi-racial solidarity and the overlap between the criminalization of black, Arab and Muslim communities.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security

Gay Sex is Gay Sex and Politically, That Matters

Gay Sex is Gay Sex and Politically, That Matters

by Jamilah King on October 23 2014, 1:44PM

Shonda Rhimes is making history with the gay sex scenes on her shows. We should own it.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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