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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."

Marriage Equality for GOP America? What a Trip!

Thanks for flying Intolerant Airlines!

Rand Paul: The Kinder, Gentler Southern Avenger

Another bargain-basement right-winger, this one wearing civil-liberty lip-gloss.

Republicans Oppose These Americans’ Right to Vote

..."shall not be denied or abridged"..."on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

Following Paris, Police States Grow as Economies Shrink

Paris’s Charlie Hebdo and supermarket attacks have set the stage for another post-9/11.

Ferguson, Race and Economic Justice

Systemic social and economic divisions lead to human tragedies.

Ways to Help Ferguson

If you are unsettled by what you have seen this past week, take action. Here are some ways to do it.