July 29, 2015
On May 13, 1985, one of the blacker days of the U.S. war on its domestic black population, the Philadelphia Police Department undertook the...
blog
August 24, 2014
As tensions in Ferguson linger in the wake of Michael Brown's death, here is a roundup of relevant literature and coverage from the...
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August 22, 2014
Recent days have seen an upsurge of signs of solidarity between African-American and Palestinian struggles. On August 17, an open letter...
Art
January 8, 2015
Very few Americans know that Dred Scott and Michael Brown are buried within miles of each other. The first, a slave, who sued for his...
column
December 19, 2014
"A Typical Negro" is the title of a 1962 newspaper article narrating the story of an enslaved man, Gordon, and his escape from slavery to...
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December 10, 2014
The protests that followed the non-indictments of the racist, murderous police officers in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases have...
Conversations
December 9, 2014
When reflecting on the major moments of political conflict over the last several years, it's difficult to think of a fight in which...
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December 5, 2014
As Ferguson burned with a raw rage against racial inequality and institutionalized violence this summer, legendary black American writer...