Black Lives Matter
Ta-Nehisi Coates Made the Case for Reparations—Here’s Who Is Making the Plan
Black scholars and organizers are thinking beyond just a check.
Cooperative Banking for Black Lives
After facing decades of disinvestment and targeting by powerful financial institutions, African-American-owned credit unions could offer a way to build economic power and grow black wealth.
Valerie Vande Panne
INVESTIGATION: The Troubled History of the Fund Tapped for Rahm’s Controversial Cop Academy
$20 million in West Side TIF money for job creation has sat unspent, and another $36 million was "ported" to other districts. Now more than $10 million is being used for a police academy that will create only 100 temporary jobs.
The Arc of History Doesn’t Bend Toward Justice On Its Own.
It’s been 50 years since the Kerner Commission report was released, and institutional racism still pervades our society.
Behind the Explosion in Socialism Among American Teens
The dramatic growth of YDSA chapters confirms that millennials don’t think capitalism is working for them.
When They Call You a Terrorist
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors on her path to activism and being criminalized at age 12.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha bandele
Centrist Think Tanks Won’t Save Our Cities
Economic democracy must come from below.
How SWAT Team Expos Are Militarizing Police Departments Across the Country
Instead of disaster preparedness and storm relief, resources are being funneled into violent police trainings and arms exchanges.
Barbara Lee’s War on War
Washington’s voice of conscience since 9/11.
“It Is the Young People Who Will Free Us”: Resisting Militarized Violence, from Honduras to Chicago
A transnational conversation between organizers.
Gaspar Sánchez and Veronica Morris-Moore
This Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Wants To Disarm and Demilitarize Police—And He’s Winning
Raymond Dehn's progressive policies on criminal justice, housing and more are resonating across the city.
Valerie Vande Panne
Rahm Emanuel Wants $95 Million for a New Police Facility. Chicago Activists Have Other Ideas.
Organizers with the #NoCopAcademy campaign are taking to the phones, streets and trains to get out their message that Chicago communities need more resources, not more cops.
The Art of Disobedience
From the Black Panthers to Ferguson, finding a U.S. history we can be proud of.
Abby Lynn Klinkenberg
Racist Blowback Against Colin Kaepernick Isn’t Just About Him: It’s Aimed at Black Resistance Itself
We refuse to apologize for fighting for our freedom.
In 2028 Olympics, L.A. Residents See a Police State on Steroids
Community groups are torching the city’s Olympic plans.
Police Union Fought Reforms To Address Sexual Assault by Officers
An examination of lobbying records shine a light on the behind-the-scenes clout of the Fraternal Order of Police.
White Supremacist Violence Is All Too American
Whenever Black Americans make advances, they face a torrent of racist backlash.
Robert Greene II
The Reverend Who Preached Against Hate While Nazis Marched on Her
Why Rev. Traci Blackmon went to Charlottesville.