Julian Bond Never Stopped Agitating

Julian Bond Never Stopped Agitating

The late civil rights activist Julian Bond, who passed away this month, lived his life as a tireless champion of the oppressed and maligned, a battle-worn warrior for civil rights, equality, and social justice. Bond fought the good fight, and at the still-youthful age...
Clear Warning Signs

Clear Warning Signs

For many people of color, it was with a sickening sense of familiarity that we watched the video of yet another routine traffic stop that would come to a tragic end. Two days before authorities discovered Sandra Bland’s lifeless body in her Texas jail cell, the...
Diversity Sells

Diversity Sells

From the television sets in our living rooms to our local movie theaters, diversity appears to be the new black. Fresh off the success of small-screen hits like Fox’s musical drama Empire, CW’s telenovela-inspired Jane the Virgin, and ABC’s...
Sticking Texas-Sized Hurdles on the Path to Polls

Sticking Texas-Sized Hurdles on the Path to Polls

Supporters of the right to vote just suffered a huge setback. On October 9, voter ID laws that could have disenfranchised nearly a million voters in Wisconsin and Texas were ruled unconstitutional. The timing of these rulings — one by a Supreme Court majority and the...
What’s Ahead for Ferguson

What’s Ahead for Ferguson

The funeral is over. The protests have subsided. The lax and listless wheels of justice in Ferguson, Missouri are beginning to turn. A St. Louis County grand jury recently convened to consider whether to bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson for fatally...