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...

July 4, 2020

Breonna Taylor’s mother worried that her daughter would get COVID-19 while she worked as an emergency medical technician in Louisville, KY. As an essential worker, Taylor, 26, cared for the sick and w...

One of the most repeated mythologies about sports is the idea that it has the ability to heal a nation.

Certainly, we all remember specific sports moments and their tremendous emotional impact on the...

As the coronavirus continues to ravage long-term care facilities, it also wreaks havoc among family members who are anxious and concerned about the mental and physical health of loved ones who are iso...

July 4, 2020

Last week, the GOP-led Senate voted to confirm another Trump judicial nominee before responding to nationwide demands for policing reform and desperate calls for more relief from the deadly pandemic s...

July 4, 2020

John Lewis: Good Trouble isn’t filmmaker Dawn Porter’s first documentary but just may be the first set to debut with such perfect timing.

The tragic, preventable deaths of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks...

Dedren Snead, 44, wasn’t prepared when he was laid off from his traveling IT consulting job on March 3. He and his wife, Neidra Snead, 43,  had just spent their savings to move back to Georgia from No...

July 2, 2020

 Caption: Ayisha Strotter is co-owner of Ain't She Sweet Cafe with two locations on Chicago's South Side. At the height of Illinois' shelter-in-place order, the fast-casual      sandwich shop lost 60...

June 30, 2020

On the removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name from Princeton University’s School of Public Policy

It is not necessary 

to recount his achievements—

those things done not done

in order to serve a simple end.

I th...

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 25, 2020

In the era of George Floyd protests, media outlets have been curating lists of what they think should be read to understand the Black experience and dismantle systemic racism. Many of the books on the...

June 23, 2020

Jennifer Pinckney is just beginning to grieve.

It's been five years since white supremacist, Dylann Roof brutally murdered nine Black people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on the...

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...

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