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It's Easy to Murder a Black Man in America and Get Away With It
A journalist's ten-year investigation of inner-city violence
January 28, 2015

The problem of "black-on-black" violence.

What Today's Civil Rights Protesters Could Learn From Josephine Baker's Iconoclasm
January 19, 2015

We should march, yes, but there should be room for the offbeat and the downright weird.

Why Black New Yorkers Like Me Are Celebrating the NYPD Work Slowdown
January 07, 2015

For us, it's a vacation from fear, surveillance, and punishment.

The NYPD Freakout Isn't Just About Race. It's About Inequality, Too.
What police officers' demand for respect really means
December 30, 2014

What police officers' demand for respect really means.

Why James Bond Isn't Black
Because Hollywood's racial biases look a lot like Rush Limbaugh's
December 30, 2014

Because Hollywood's racial biases look a lot like Rush Limbaugh's.

The NYPD Is Using Fear as a Weapon in the "War on Cops" Crackdown
December 28, 2014

Police should be de-escalating, not inflaming, tension.

Why Is the U.S. Electorate So White? Because Our Voting System Is Broken. Here's How to Fix It.
December 23, 2014

How to make our representative democracy more representative.

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