1. South Africa has failed its Black majority. Nelson Mandela’s political heirs may pay the price

    By Hanna Ziady and Gertrude Kitongo, CNN South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) swept to power in 1994 on a pledge to “build a better life for all,” winning almost 63% of the vote in the country’s first democratic election. Fast-forward 30 years and Nelson Mandela’s
  2. A Federal Judge Just Called Out the Supreme Court

    By Matt Ford Jackson, Mississippi, is no stranger to the doctrine of qualified immunity, which immunizes state and local officials from most federal civil rights lawsuits. Its origins can be traced back to the 1967 case Pierson v. Ray, where the Supreme Court established it in rul
  3. How Abortion Bans Put Black Women in the Most Danger

    By Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling More than half of all Black women across the United States have little to no access to abortions, according to a joint report released Wednesday by two reproductive rights organizations. Since the reversal of Roe v. Wade in 2022, more than 6.7 million B
  4. Even in an era filled with the horrors of late-stage capitalism run amok—bipartisan support for genocide; rolling back of reproductive, civil, and voting rights; a threadbare social safety net; decades of wage stagnation; tax cuts for the the rich; the crushing of unions and labo
  5. The Climate Crisis Is Already Transforming the Family

    By Anna Louie Sussman In the summer of 2020, fires swallowed up huge swaths of the Western United States. Entire landscapes dissolved into an unearthly glow of orange and yellow. Skies over Oregon and California simmered a sickly tangerine. Wildfires roared through China, India, B