QUOTABLE: 3 Must-Read Excerpts From Marc Lamont Hill's New Book
“Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond” is out today (July 26), and you’re not living right if you don’t read these three passages right now.
From Michelle Obama to Bernie Sanders, Dems Kick Off Convention With Heavy Hitters
We break down the can’t-miss highlights of the speeches from the first day of the DNC.
#DemsInPhilly: Bernie Sanders' Supporters Explain Why They're Standing by Their Man
Between the Vermont senator's equality-espousing platform and the party's apparent bias against him, these supporters say they have good reason to stick by a candidate who has already endorsed his opponent.
Activists Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres, End to U.S.-Funded Violence in Honduras
Today's action in Philadelphia marks the end of the It Takes Roots to Change the System People's Caravan trip from the RNC to the DNC.
/Now in Racial Justice
Virginia's Governor is Restoring Ex-Offenders' Voting Rights One by One
Terry McAuliffe: “The struggle for civil rights has always been a long and difficult one, but the fight goes on.”
UPDATE: Rawlings-Blake Will Gavel in DNC, Not Wasserman Schultz
Florida congressperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed by delegates from her home state.
WNBA Rescinds Penalties Against Players Who Protested Police Shootings
“While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues.”
The U.S. is Lagging on U.N. Goals for 'Sustainable Development'
The United States ranks No. 25 out of 149 countries evaluated in a new report.
Gender & Sexuality
ICYMI: Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction Overturned
Indian-American Purvi Patel was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for allegedly self-inducing an abortion. On July 22, the Indiana Court of Appeals vacated the feticide conviction.
Ben Carson Says Being Transgender 'Doesn't Make Any Sense'
3 Ways to Gauge VP Candidate Mike Pence's Stance on Reproductive Health & LGBT Issues
Arts & Culture
The Bronx Burns in New Trailer for 'The Get Down'
After Decades of Silence on Race, Michael Jordan Calls for an End to 'Divisive Rhetoric and Racial Tensions'
CAIR Distributes 'Islamophobin,' A Fake Cure for Islamophobia, at RNC
The Muslim-American advocacy group advertises the satirical drug as a cure for the Islamophobic thought and rhetoric pervading this election cycle.
NYPD: There Was No Racial Bias in Assault of 2 Muslim Teens Outside Mosque
Omar Mateen's Alleged Former Lover Describes Pulse Massacre as 'Revenge' for Rejection
Why It's Dangerous to Lump All Black Activists Under the 'Black Lives Matter' Banner
When we ignore the individual organizations working collectively in The Movement for Black Lives, we open the door for erasure and a lack of accountability.
READ: Police Brutality is a Part of the Environmental Justice Fight
North Miami Police Shoot Man Lying in Street With His Hands Up