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.
Even with the Affordable Care Act, the premium and payment structure of insurance increases the relative income gap between rich and poor.
President Trump is the embodiment of over 50 years of resistance to the policies Martin Luther King Jr. fought to enact.
Representative John Lewis joins other associates of Martin Luther King Jr. in criticizing the president’s remarks about immigrants.
Paying people to work would be a more direct—and less expensive—way to lift them out of poverty.
A Q&A with historian Danielle McGuire about the life of the black woman whose campaign for justice after a rape by six white men was instrumental to the civil-rights movement—and to the #MeToo movement today.
After being bound by a consent decree for 35 years, the Republican National Committee is now free to continue its “ballot security” campaign.
Under Governor Terry McAuliffe, the state embarked on a campaign to grant clemency more often, and to restore the civil rights of convicted felons.
Amid a confusing tangle of overlapping authorities, shady contracts, and a push for privatization, nobody knows what the end of the island’s electricity and humanitarian crises will look like, or when it will come.
The large African American turnout in the Senate election was the result of careful, deliberate work—and offers Democrats a roadmap for 2018.
The state’s Black Belt made big turnout gains in support of the Democratic candidate, providing his margin of victory in the Senate special election in a deep-red state.