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Saying Goodbye to Aretha Franklin

We celebrate the queen of soul, and the impact she had on our music and culture.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch Comedian Jim Jefferies Finally Shut Up Jordan Peterson

Meanwhile, when not getting schooled by a comedian, the free speech crusader launched a defamation lawsuit against Wilfrid Laurier University and three of its employees.
VICE Staff

The Best Way to Fight Sexism Is to Make Men Experience It

The lessons I learned at a now-closed summer camp for LA teens hold up in the #MeToo era.
Kelli Auerbach

Powerful Vintage Photos Contrast Hollywood Glitz with Civil Disobedience

George Rodriguez has lived a double life in LA, photographing Chicano activists as well as famous musicians like Eazy-E and Michael Jackson.
Miss Rosen
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The Strange, Tangled Web of Assassination Plots Against MLK

Before he was actually murdered, the civil rights legend was targeted for at least a decade by vile racists of all stripes, according to a new account.
Seth Ferranti
Black Women Making History

My Friend MLK 'Died of a Broken Heart'

Legendary activist Xernona Clayton talks about her relationship with Dr. King, who was murdered 50 years ago. She's a prominent voice in HBO's new documentary, 'King in the Wilderness.'
Alexis P. Williams

The Strange Saga of Arrested Inauguration Protesters' Seized Property

Nearly a year after the J20 protests, the cops don't seem to know exactly what they took from those arrested, or from who.
Siobhan O’Leary

Inside the Protests Against Trump's Civil Rights Museum Visit

The president's Saturday visit to a new museum in Mississippi sparked anger, protests, and memories of past struggles.
Cheree Franco

Dolores Huerta, the Mexican American Activist Who Invented 'Yes We Can,' Is Still Fighting

A new documentary seeks to set the record straight on the 4'11" feminist foremother's tremendous contributions.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez

Trans Advocates Won't Thank Sessions for a Hate Crime Prosecution

The attorney general, they say, is ignoring systemic oppression while focusing on individual violent crimes.
Meredith Hoffman

Is Sessions Already Botching the Charlottesville Investigation?

A former top civil rights prosecutor sees bad signs all over the place.
Matt Taylor

'Ally I Need Is Love,' Today's Comic by Ben Passmore

Ben remembers the time he was harassed by an old woman while working as a pedicab driver.
VICE Staff