Eli Day was an inves­tiga­tive fel­low with In These Times’ Leonard C. Good­man Insti­tute for Inves­tiga­tive Report­ing. He is a writer and relent­less Detroi­ter, where he writes about pol­i­tics, pol­i­cy, racial and eco­nom­ic jus­tice. His work has appeared in the Detroit News, City Met­ric, Huff­in­g­ton Post, The Root, Truthout, and Very Smart Brothas, among others.
Viewpoint
The Focus on Looting Shows How Our Systems of Power Value Capital Over Human Lives
Rather than indicting the racist police murder of George Floyd and other black Americans, our leaders are up in arms over protests and property destruction. That’s the twisted logic of U.S. capitalism.
Dispatch
A Caucus for Black Youth
Viewpoint
The Latest Perversion of Martin Luther King Jr.? Invoking His Legacy to Defend Means-Testing.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a committed democratic socialist. If you want to honor his legacy, join the fight for universal social programs.
Labor
The Strike at McDonald’s Is About More Than Fighting Abuse—It’s About Workplace Democracy
Feature
Socialists of Color to the Front
LeftRoots, a socialist group with majorities of women and people of color, is strategizing to win.
Dispatch
Meet the Woman Who’s Fought Racism in the Mississippi Delta for 54 Years
The days of racist policymaking are far from over. But where the state has refused to invest in Black communities, We2gether Creating Change is filling the gap.
Feature
Young Black Feminists Have Some Pointers for Obama
Instead of scolding Black youth, Assata's Daughters is helping them organize to transform the world.
Feature
Marc Lamont Hill Has Secured His Place in the Proud Black Anti-Colonial Tradition
Black radicals have long connected their struggle to the plight of Palestinians.
Feature
Ron DeSantis Has Every Reason to Be Scared of the Dream Defenders—They Are Building Racial Justice
By linking his opponent Andrew Gillum to a group he claims has a “hateful and dangerous ideology,” Florida’s Republican gubernatorial candidate is again employing racist dog whistles—a longtime strategy of the Right.
Dispatch
On Tuesday, Oaklanders Will Decide Whether Landlords Can Evict Them for No Reason
In a city that has become ground zero for gentrification, black working-class tenants are leading a fight to stay in their homes.
Labor
The Legacy of Slavery Is Alive in the South as Black Women Workers Face Horrendous Conditions
Labor
The Prison Strike Is the Modern-Day American Slave Rebellion
Feature
How Radical Black Socialists Paved the Way for Andrew Gillum and Other Left Insurgents
Gillum and other left challengers are winning on an economic agenda pushed for decades by black-led social movements.
Dispatch
Meet Mariah Parker, One of the Young, Radical Women of Color Rescuing the Democratic Party
26-year-old Mariah Parker, who won an upset victory for Athens, Georgia, county commissioner, shows how progressive Democrats can bring together the struggles for racial and economic justice.
Feature
The Growing Movement To Grant All Prisoners the Right To Vote
Formerly incarcerated activists say that taking away voting rights because of felony convictions is racist and undemocratic, period.
Feature
Tammy Duckworth Seems To Have Forgotten That Not All Midwesterners Are White
Duckworth said that while left politics are popular in the Bronx, they can't win in the Midwest. She's wrong in more ways than one.
Labor
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists That’s Fighting to Save the EPA