When Black men, women, and children feel lucky to walk away from police harassment alive, shouldn’t we all be outraged?
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From the era of slavery to the rise of Donald Trump, wealthy elites have relied on the loyalty of poor whites.
The movement toward criminalizing homelessness isn’t just bad politics. It’s bad public health policy for communities.
Reverend DePayne Middleton Doctor, a minister, admissions coordinator, and mother.
Reverend Daniel Simmons, Sr., a 74-year-old Vietnam vet, longtime pastor, father, and grandfather.
Myra Thompson, a retired teacher, guidance counselor, wife, mother, grandmother, and newly certified preacher.
Ethel Lee Lance, a 70-year-old church sexton with five children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Susie Jackson, an 87-year-old mother of two, family matriarch, devout Christian, church trustee, and eldest victim.
TyWanza Sanders, a 26-year-old graduate of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina, who died trying to save his grandmother.
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a reverend, track coach, speech therapist, and mother.
Cynthia Hurd, head librarian with Charleston County Library’s John L. Dart Branch and manager of the St. Andrews Regional Library.
Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney, a South Carolina Senator and senior pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church.
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From a tiny village in Ghana to a university in West Virginia, the legacy of violence against women is inescapable.
“I am a black poet who will not remain silent while this nation murders black people.”
When death threats closed Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen, public outcry helped the restaurant reopen and continue its mission.
Rather than consigning unwanted pit bulls to life — or death — in shelters, why not put their skills to use?
How privilege, fear, and nationalism hinder the eradication of infectious diseases.
Political satirists provide comic relief, but do they undermine the fight to address serious issues?
Examining institutionalized racism’s psychological and philosophical roots and how to combat it.
Is marriage equality relevant to radical queer politics, or are such norms regressive and anti-queer?
A vivid and honest portrayal of one of the world’s most controversial organizations.
Ralph Nader, the far left, and how both might affect the outcome of the 2016 Presidential race.
Many are opposed to slavery in principle, but it won’t end until we leverage our collective powers.
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A former U.S. congressman deconstructs a dangerous threat to our democracy, freedom, and independence.
Poor treatment programs and the stigma of addiction have caused an epidemic of suffering.
Forgetting the stark realities of war does a disservice to veterans and the lives lost in U.S. military campaigns.
How helping prison inmates establish positive identities is critical to preventing recidivism.
How the U.S. tax code rewards the super wealthy and punishes the working classes.
Two of STIR’s creators want to make you feel uncomfortable for a while.
Mansur Gidfar talks about political corruption and how voters can fight to take back their government.
How starting a Facebook page made Shannon Watts one of the most vilified women in America.