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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

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

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 4 2014, 8:45AM

It’s the first state to provide imprisoned women with this emotional and physical support.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Images of Darren Wilson Surface Online

Images of Darren Wilson Surface Online

by Aura Bogado on September 2 2014, 5:30PM

The Internet never forgets.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Students to Boycott Newark Public Schools

Students to Boycott Newark Public Schools

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2014, 7:00AM

Some 600 parents have pledged to boycott city schools, organizers say.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

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