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8.27.19

Pirates, Stowaways, Vigilantes: ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ Humanizes Crime on the High Seas

Reporter Ian Urbina spent years at sea reporting on maritime crime. His new book exposes the strange world that few on land ever experience.

8.16.19

Epstein Truthers Are Obsessed With a Sci-Fi Book About Child Sex Slavery Written by Bill Barr’s Dad

I bought a novel by Donald Barr about sex slaves in space for $1.95. Now, it’s worth hundreds.

6.20.19

This Congresswoman Thinks the Time Has Never Been Better to do Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Danny Glover testified about reparations in Washington on Juneteeth and debated whether we should just cut checks to the descendants of slaves or invest in social services that help them.

6.19.19

9 Mic-Drop Moments from the Reparations Hearing

In which Mitch McConnell and American kleptocracy get owned by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

2.15.19

Netflix's 'Siempre Bruja' Is a Tone Deaf Erasure of Slavery's Trauma

A prime example of problematic Afro-Latinx narratives, this series finds a slave witch traveling through time to save her lover, the son of her master.

1.8.19

Reparations for Black People Should Include Rest

Just as sleep deprivation was used as a means to control slaves, the modern-day "sleep gap" weighs down many Black people today.

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1.7.19

These Artists Want Black People to Sleep

In "Black Power Naps," Afro-Latinx artists Fannie Sosa and niv Acosta create a series of "devices" that invite Black people to rest and heal. Broadly has partnered with the artists on a magazine about sleep equity, rejuvenation, and resilience.

1.4.19

There's hundreds of racist place names across the U.S. Here's why it's hard to change them.

It’s not unusual for name-change proposals to become morally complicated, if not outright controversial.

1.2.19

Georgia still hasn't managed to rename Runaway Negro Creek

An outsider raised the issue, then the renaming process languished for months, until local media flagged the lack of action

12.18.18

'Look at Me,' Today's Comic by Sami Alwani

Sami's brutal honestly not only torments him but also gets him into trouble.

11.7.18

Slavery as Punishment Just Became Illegal in Colorado

An 1897 constitutional provision allowed incarcerated people in Colorado to work for no pay. Amendment A, voted into law on Tuesday, officially abolished slavery as punishment for crimes in the state.

8.29.18

Kanye West Finally Answers That Trump Question

In a new interview, the Chicago rapper responds to Jimmy Kimmel's question about whether he thinks Donald Trump cares about black people.

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