Racial Justice News & Analysis

Mos Def Goes Back To Being Mos Def, Releases Classic-Sounding New Song

by Sameer Rao on August 28, 2015, 4:59PM

The man still known as Mos Def is, for at least this new song, going back to his old name and old sound. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, History, Media

INFOGRAPHIC: Race and Recovery 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

by Infographic by Miriam Zoila Pérez. Introduction by Akiba Solomon. on August 27, 2015, 2:34PM

A stark, by-the-numbers look at race and recovery in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Politics, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

WATCH: President Obama on Hurricane Katrina: 'Natural Disaster Became A Man-Made Disaster'

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on August 28, 2015, 12:50PM

As the nation turns its eyes to New Orleans, the president visits the city and talks about the road to recovery.

Topics: /NOW, History, Environment

VIDEO: Watch Jamel, 'The Time-Traveling B-Boy,' Escape Spanish Colonialism

by Sameer Rao on August 28, 2015, 2:24PM

If you aren't watching this hilarious web series, then you better start. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, History, Media

Ricky Martin Op-Ed: Latinos Must Unite Against Donald Trump

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on August 28, 2015, 12:33PM

Ricky Martin took to the Internet to rally Latinos against Donald Trump's presidential bid.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

New 'Stonewall' Poster More Diverse Than Trailer

by Sameer Rao on August 28, 2015, 12:26PM

The new poster appears to be the film studio's response to accusations of whitewashing. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Gender & Sexuality

Attorney Barred From Visiting Clients in Immigration Detention Centers

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on August 28, 2015, 11:33AM

Nonprofit Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement says its visitation rights were revoked because of advocacy efforts.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

Texas Street Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested to Carry Her Name

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on August 27, 2015, 1:02PM

Soon, a whole lot more people will be forced to #SayHerName.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

STUDY: Black Students Disproportionately Suspended, Expelled in Southern Schools

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on August 27, 2015, 4:26PM

A new study from two researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Education has confirmed what many black parents already know all too well: The people in charge at American schools are much more likely to suspend and even expel African-American children than their white peers. They also discovered that the problem is especially pronounced in the South.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

#TBT: Listen To Jimi Hendrix's Final Studio Recording, 'Slow Blues'

by Sameer Rao on August 27, 2015, 3:51PM

The slow burner, recorded on this date in 1970 (if you believe that version of history), was the guitar legend's last documented studio recording. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, History, Media