July 19, 2020

The NAACP is devastated by the passing of Congressman John Lewis, a giant in the Civil Rights Movement who carried the mantle in the continuing battle for civil rights and equal justice in our nation....

July 6, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, Anthony Swain wouldn’t sleep at night because he was afraid he’d stop breathing. 

Swain, 43, is a quadriplegic, having been shot in the spine during a home inva...

June 25, 2020

16 of the nation’s top Black writers give voice to the unrest and current movement for Black lives. These cultural artists collaborated on a literary quilt honoring the elders who made this movement p...

June 23, 2020

I am a 78-year-old White man with three Black children, four Black grandchildren and a Black great-grandson.  And I’m struggling to breathe as I try to grasp the pain of people who loved Eric Garner,...

The protests following the murder by police of George Floyd and the devastating impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities push forward our thinking about new possibilities for an American futu...

June 18, 2020

Black and brown people will cross at the corners.

They will refrain from heaving rocks at panes of glass

and stop grilling meat on the sidewalks.

One thousand chokeholds from now,

they will stop dancing i...

As far as pop culture and literature go, we have everything from I Am Legend and World War Z to Handmaids Tale, and many things in between to tell us about how this coronavirus unzips.  As a culture,...

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The Crisis magazine is a quarterly journal of politics, culture, civil rights and history that seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues facing African-Americans and other communities of color.

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