People take shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Houston Still Struggling to Rebuild on Eve of Hurricane Season

The 2018 hurricane season begins in just one week, and homeowners and government officials in Houston are still scrambling to recover from the havoc of last year’s Hurricane Harvey.

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John Legend Explains How Cash Bail Traps People of Color

Narrated by Legend and illustrated by Molly Crabapple, a new video from Color of Change explains how bail practices fuel mass incarceration.

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How Allure's Editor-in-Chief Made APIA Representation History

“Someone has to be the trailblazer. You have to just go ahead and do it.”

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Border Patrol Agent Detains Two U.S. Citizens for Speaking Spanish

Civil rights attorney Jonathan Feinberg: “It doesn’t matter if you are in Midtown Manhattan or Havre, Montana, if you speak a language other than English, it doesn’t give rise to any suspicion that you are in the country illegally.”

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Arts & Culture

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Arthur Chu Answers His Toughest Question Yet in Documentary

Criminalization

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House Approves Controversial Prison Reform Measure

Trump Presidency

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NFL Banishes Protesting Players to the Locker Room During Anthem

Gender & Sexuality

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Workers File Sexual Harassment Charges Against McDonald's