In many states, the most important policy changes this year won’t come from legislation, but from ballot initiatives.
Even in a high-tech era, fears about minority political agency are the most reliable way to destabilize the U.S. political system.
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. led directly to hip-hop, an era of black American culture, politics, and art that is often contrasted with his legacy.
Emphasizing policing as the primary means of addressing shootings will only lead to more deadly confrontations between officers and the citizens they’re sworn to protect.
The Georgia congressman on what it was like to know the iconic activist
A move by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the decennial survey would erode its utility—and the political power of immigrant-dense regions.
His campaign, backed by the Justice Department, only reinforces a law-enforcement paradigm that puts people of color in prison.
A new intervention from researchers, philanthropists, and government officials in Mali uses universal health care and basic public-health strategies to address child mortality.
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The Affordable Care Act’s extension of public insurance to poor adults might finally make its way into every state. But those inroads could come with a cost.
The death of Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a galvanizing event, but the premature end of a movement that had only just begun.
A much-anticipated young-adult debut taps into a tradition of speculative fiction rooted in African culture.
A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that people of color are much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air—even as the agency seeks to roll back regulations on pollution.
The constitutional provision enshrined the principle of individual liberty—and extending a militarized state into the schools would only undermine it.
The CNN-hosted event highlighted the voices of student activists, and showed why the gun debate might actually be different this time around.
The biggest success of the new Marvel film isn’t representation, but its contemplation of identity, responsibility, and the future of a diaspora in an interconnected world.
A bipartisan compromise that just passed the state Senate would require minority-party support for political maps, and would limit the number of communities that could be splintered.
The 1996 creation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program effectively killed cash assistance. Now, Republicans want to use it as a model for the rest of the social safety net.
The country’s flagship public-health agency is facing internal scandal and funding issues that will test its ability to respond to outbreaks on the horizon.
Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced a plan Monday to sell off Puerto Rico's commonwealth-owned power company, a move he hopes will ease the island’s energy and debt crises. But some groups on the island oppose the measure fiercely.