Global Affairs

How to Fight a Deadly Caste System

by Asam S. Ahmad on Apr 21, 2015 9:30AM

As the first annual Dalit History Month winds down, Dalit-American organizer Thenmozhi Soundarajan talks about the twin evils of caste and rape, anti-black racism among South Asians, and how young women are powering the anti-caste movement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, History

'Black Lives Matter' Goes International

by Julianne Hing on Jan 30, 2015 11:00AM

Black Lives Matter and other U.S. groups fighting racist police and vigilante violence are taking their message around the globe. Their latest stop: the United Kingdom

Topics: Criminal Justice, Global Affairs

Video: Black Lives Matter Delegation Visits Palestine

by Julianne Hing on Jan 16, 2015 1:45PM

And stages a solidarity demonstration in Nazareth.

Topics: /NOW, Global Affairs, Police Violence

What The World Sees In Ferguson; U.N. Secretary General Urges Restraint

by Carla Murphy on Aug 19, 2014 11:26AM

Timing of Ferguson protests coincides with international review in Geneva of U.S. progress on eliminating racism

Topics: /NOW, Global Affairs, Police Violence

Why I Skipped the White House's Ramadan Dinner

by Asraa Mustufa on Jul 23, 2014 7:00AM

Samer Khalaf, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, details why he called for a boycott of the high-profie iftar at the White House.

Topics: Global Affairs

Where Slavery Still Exists

by Carla Murphy on Feb 24, 2014 10:31AM

An around-the-world look.

Topics: /NOW, Global Affairs

After the Quake, Millennial Haitian-Americans Are Open for Business

by Carla Murphy on Jan 17, 2014 7:00AM

One American-born and raised Hatian millennial explains why he and his peers are doing business on the island.

Topics: Global Affairs

A Struggle's Echo, from South Africa to Brazil

by Cheryl Sterling on Dec 8, 2013 11:00AM

Brazil scholar Cheryl Sterling explains how Nelson Mandela's message has inspired movements for black freedom throughout the diaspora.

Topics: Mandela's Legacy, History, Global Affairs

Mandela and the Black Diaspora

by Marjorie Valbrun on Dec 8, 2013 10:06AM

Mandela made tangible the native history I was taught to be proud of, but to which I couldn't always relate.

Topics: Mandela's Legacy, History, Global Affairs

A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela

by Barbara Ransby on Dec 6, 2013 12:30PM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby reflects on the anti-apartheid protests that became some of the defining social movements of the 20th century.

Topics: Mandela's Legacy, Politics, History, Global Affairs