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Four Latina Lesbians Still Seeking Justice

Four Latina Lesbians Still Seeking Justice

| June 29, 2016

A new documentary, "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four," tells the heart-wrenching story of a modern "witch hunt." More »

Orlando: The Crossroads of Queerness and Latinidad

Orlando: The Crossroads of Queerness and Latinidad

| June 23, 2016

In the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting, we must be aware of the particular kinds of terror faced by queer people of color. More »

“If You Do Not Do Right By Black Women, This Nation Is Doomed to Fail.”

“If You Do Not Do Right By Black Women, This Nation Is Doomed to Fail.”

| May 23, 2016

At the Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, women and men broke silence about sexual violence and worked toward forgiveness, healing, and justice. More »

Works by Black Women Take Center Stage

Works by Black Women Take Center Stage

| May 17, 2016

Opportunities for women of color are as rare in U.S. theater as they are in Hollywood. But one regional theater is defying the odds with a festival devoted to works by Black women. More »

Sorry, grown-ups. Young people can’t solve America’s race challenges alone

| June 22, 2015

As the Emanuel Church shooting makes painfully clear, the young generation has learned many of the same lessons about race as their elders. More »

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 »