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Black lives matter

  • Originally published 11/21/2017

    Colin Kaepernick and the Myth of the ‘Good’ Protest

    Glenda Gilmore

    Rosa Parks was a hero. So were the students who sat in at the Woolworth lunch counters. But they knew that their heroism was possible only because of decades of what Ella Baker called “spade work.”

  • Originally published 08/01/2017

    100 years ago African-Americans marched down 5th Avenue to declare that black lives matter

    Chad Williams

    One hundred years later, as black people continue to insist that “Black Lives Matter,” the “Silent Protest Parade” offers a vivid reminder about the power of courageous leadership, grassroots mobilization, direct action and their collective necessity in the fight to end racial oppression in our current troubled times.

  • Originally published 04/07/2017

    Why Black Lives Matter Still Matters

    Peniel E. Joseph

    Three years after BLM launched a nationwide uprising against police violence, what's next for the movement? 

  • Originally published 07/14/2016

    Our Week from Hell

    Walter G. Moss

    Race and guns, April 1968 and July 2016.

  • Originally published 02/29/2016

    Case for reparation gains international force

    “This is not about retribution and anger, it’s about atonement; it’s about the building of bridges across lines of moral justice,” said Sir Hilary Beckles, a distinguished historian from Barbados who made the case for reparations during a talk at Harvard Law School this week.

  • Originally published 03/02/2015

    How Abraham Lincoln said that black lives matter

    Martha Hodes

    As we approach the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln, we would do well to reconsider his most famous imperative: “with malice toward none; with charity for all.”

  • Originally published 10/22/2013

    Radiant 180 29 2 A tragic tale of romance gone radioactive.

    Slate Magazine features cartoon artists capturing Hollywood films.  This week features a cartoonist drawing the tale of Radium Girls, women during World War II who contracted radium poisoning while painting glow-in-the-dark watch dials.

  • Originally published 12/08/2015

    BLM and Me

    Jim Loewen

    An encounter at airport screening provides a lesson for us all about what the Black Lives Matter movement means. 

  • Originally published 11/24/2015

    Cops Out of Control

    Steve Hochstadt

    If we can watch a new video every month of groups of police brutalizing unarmed citizens, then we have a police problem.