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On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

While waiting for a friend at Starbucks, two black men were arrested.

What I Learned Marching for International Women’s Day in Peru

Silent language: it is what the disenfranchised share.

Beyond the James Dean Mythology with Graham’s ‘Giant’

Looking back at the novel and the iconic Hollywood film, with its biting indictment of greed, misogyny and bigotry in Texas.

Ordinary Citizens Can Be Civil Rights Activists. Just Ask Edna.

Meet someone who survived Jim Crow and demanded justice.

When It’s Time to Protest, Are You On the Right Side...

A protest has the extraordinary ability to shed light on the fractured internal relations of our country.

Hirabayashi Lives On, Still Defending the US Constitution

A play set in World War II reminds us that our rights are only as strong as our resolve to defend them.

The Lessons of 1934: Why 2018 Activists Must Face Faith

Can artist activists see past their secular lens to possibilities and threats of religion?

“If Only”: Ann, Samuel, and the Love That Might Have Been

Upper-class white woman invites old romantic partner, an ex-slave, for a reunion.

Langston Hughes in a “Make America Great Again” Era

The 1935 poem "Let America Be America Again," presents a society much like ours today.

“Black Radical Women” Revolutionize Art at Brooklyn Museum

40 artists reveal the complexity, urgency and power of Black Radical Women.

Yesterday’s Xenophobia Today: Japanese Internment & Muslim Bans

Exhibitions commemorate Japanese internment with chilling relevance to politics today.

Wallace Shawn’s “Evening”: Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Menace

Shawn never names the deeply corrupt countries in his plays. We know which one he means.

ACLU and Other Orgs Light the Way Through Dark Times

Thanks to all the activists still standing up for everyone’s America.

Dear God: “Nat Turner in Jerusalem” Arrives Off-Broadway

A harrowing scene from America's past, still alive in our present.

True Ture: Recalling Stokely Carmichael’s Revolution

"I have no hatred for those classified as white."

The Bicycle Creeps of New York City

The rules don't apply if you're not burning fuel.

Latino-American Artists Meld History, Present

Portraying the Latino experience in America to challenge right-wing scare tactics.

Modern Lynchings, Vintage Plays

These women used these plays to profess #BlackLivesMatter in the face of unimaginable horror.

Step into the Octagon with Kristiana Colón

Kristiana Colón combines actors and real poets for the ultimate slam poetry showdown

The Sound and The Fury of Nina Simone

"First you get depressed, and after that you get mad."
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