Stokely Baksh

Stokely Baksh is a multimedia journalist based in Baltimore, MD.

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Here's How Deadly Breast Cancer is For Women of Color in the U.S.

The National Cancer Institute has begun a new campaign to raise breast cancer awareness among black women.

Yasmin Hernandez's Soldaderas Mural in East Harlem

The Puerto Rican muralist has a vision for East Harlem

USPS's Largely Black and Female Workforce Rallies to Save Jobs

While the agency has been under intense scrutiny, workers are backing a bill that they say will fix some of its most glaring shortcomings.

A Wrenching Night of Global Solidarity as Georgia Kills Troy Davis

As the world watched, hundreds gathered outside the prison where Troy Davis was killed last night. They prayed for a more humane and equitable criminal justice system. Now that Davis is slain, the question is how to make that reform real.

4 Artists Who Are Reshaping America's Immigration Debate

From the indigenous tribes of New Mexico to the streets of Oakland, these four artists are using culture as a weapon in their fight for a more humane immigration debate.

Poverty Rate Hits New High As Racial Inequality Deepens

Meaningful political discourse has all but vanished. Here’s a look at the new reality for millions of struggling families in America.

How States Broke the Record on Immigration Bills in 2011

With immigration reform stalled in Washington, the state-level fight has never been more heated. Here’s a graphic overview of the battle field, by the numbers.

How Long Do Immigrant Families "Wait in Line"? Sometimes Decades

It’s a popular turn of phrase: undocumented immigrants should just follow the rules and “get in line.” What they don’t point out is that it’s a really, really long line, thanks to the broken immigration system. Here’s a look at who’s waiting for family and work visas.

Young Activists Use Art to Fight for the DREAM Act

These ten pieces of art created by young, undocumented immigrants show the love and determination that keeps the movement strong.

Why Is HIV Still Going? One Reason: 1 in 5 Don't Know They Have It

We break down some of the most alarming stats showing how and why HIV is still spreading 30 years later.

A Snapshot of Global LGBT Rights, From New York to the United Nations

New York’s not the only place where equality is spreading–but being gay is punishable by imprisonment in dozens of nations.

Evaluating the Drug War on Its 40th Birthday, by the Numbers

Forty years and $1 trillion in, the war on drugs hasn’t worked–unless locking up a massive number of black and brown people was the plan all along.

Media Overload? A Look at Exactly How Much Youth of Color Consume

A new study breaks down the significant racial disparity in media consumption, and advocates point out what it means for the politics of media regulation.

Remembering Geronimo Pratt's Love of Justice and Freedom

The former Black Panther Party leader spent 27 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder. We pay homage to his strength and legacy.

Celebrating Black America's Resilient Love Through Photos

Kamoinge was formed in 1963 to address the paltry numbers of black photographers in the art world. The result? Sheer beauty.

Graduates, Go Forth and...Join the Unemployment Line

As millions of graduates join the workforce this summer, they enter a world in which there’s already a 4-to-1 ratio of job seekers to job openings.

Re-Branding Revolution: 7 Icons Pimped for Profit and Empire

Chavez as a Navy ship? Ghandi as a corporate salesman? Here’s a handful of the most laughable appropriations of radical political history.

Secure Communities 101: Here's What You Need to Know

Wonder what this deportation program is that’s taken off across the country? We’ve got you covered.