Wesley Lowery

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Wesley Lowery on Reporting from 'a Megaphone'

by Jamilah Lemieux

Wesley Lowery found himself inserted into the story of Ferguson during the height of last year’s protests when he and Ryan… Read More

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Celebrating the Voting Rights Act and Connecting to History in Our National Parks

by Jonathan B. Jarvis

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. It was one of the most important moments of the… Read More

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50 Years After the Voting Rights Act, We Still Have Work to Do

by President Barack Obama

The right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights of any democracy. Fifty years ago today, because of the sacrifice… Read More

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What You MUST Know About Planned Parenthood and Black Women

by Cynthia R. Greenlee

The most recent anti-Planned Parenthood video took aim at Black women, communities and history. Just days after what would have… Read More

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The Legacy of the Voting Rights Act,
50 Years Later

by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Michelle Laws

Civil rights history is often remembered in critical moments. Though the work was constant, and the lives of those who organized… Read More

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Family of John Crawford Seeks Answers

by D. Smith

The death of Raynette Turner will be the first case the New York State Attorney General will investigate since Governor Andrew Cuomo… Read More

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Activists Plan for 1-Year-Anniversary

[FERGUSON FORWARD]
Activists Plan for 1-Year-Anniversary

by Daniel Kerry

In an intimate roundtable discussion in New York City, Kayla Reed, field organizer for the Organization for Black Struggle and St… Read More

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Freedom Summer Lunch Soldiers On, Despite Threats

by Ryan K. Smith

In January of 1969, the Black Panther Party initiated the groundbreaking  Read More

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O'Malley Debuts Criminal Justice Reform Plan
[INTERVIEW]

by Jamilah Lemieux

In the era (or perhaps, the dawn) of #BlackLivesMatter, it is unlikely that a Democratic… Read More

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