• Where Have All the Rioters Gone?

    by Matthew Desmond

    Good jobs in black communities have disappeared, evictions are the norm, and extreme poverty is rising. Cities should be exploding—but they aren’t.

  • The Whitewashing — and Resurrection — of Dr. King’s Legacy

    by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

    In so many ways, King’s life has been reduced to the lead character in a fable the nation tells itself about “the movement,” which begins with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 and culminates with the 1963 March on Washington or in Selma in 1965.

  • The Whitewashing of King’s Assassination

    by Vann R. Newkirk II

    The death of Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a galvanizing event, but the premature end of a movement that had only just begun.