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A New Look at Grace Lee Boggs, American Revolutionary

A New Look at Grace Lee Boggs, American Revolutionary

| June 27, 2014

A new documentary reveals the unique perspectives and extraordinary life of the author and activist, who has been agitating for change for some seven decades. More »

Remembering Freedom Summer

Remembering Freedom Summer

| June 12, 2014

Freedom Summer began 50 years ago this week. In marking the anniversary, multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis sees echoes of the struggles and resistance of that time in today’s voting rights battles. More »

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

| April 4, 2013

In film and onstage, from the perspective of more than 50 years of activism, Angela Davis offers lessons from an organizer. More »

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

| March 29, 2013

The author, fresh from a family visit, reflects on how Pakistan arrived at this moment, and what the United States can do to support women and democracy there. More »

“My Brooklyn”—Prejudice, Policy and Gentrification

“My Brooklyn”—Prejudice, Policy and Gentrification

| March 22, 2013

In discussing two women who document a culturally and commercially vibrant community at risk, the author explores the racist policy and politics behind the onslaught of gentrification. More »

A Tale of Two Journalists

A Tale of Two Journalists

| March 4, 2013

Caught in the crosshairs of social media comment, two TV journalists received very different treatment from their respective employers. More »

Sotomayor—From the Bronx to the Bench

Sotomayor—From the Bronx to the Bench

| February 21, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is determined to be as frank as possible in her new memoir. More »

The Pot Calling the Kettle…

The Pot Calling the Kettle…

| February 13, 2013

The author goes beneath the Western stereotypes of African politics to explain what's at stake for women and all citizens in the upcoming elections in Kenya. More »

Myrlie Evers-Williams—Making Her Own History

Myrlie Evers-Williams—Making Her Own History

| January 28, 2013

The inauguration moment that most moved the author, multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis, came early in the ceremony. More »

The Good, the Bad, and Django

The Good, the Bad, and Django

| January 25, 2013

The author considers Tarantino's new film and what kinds of movies about race relations tend to get made, and released, in Hollywood. More »