A Political and Literary Forum
A transcript of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Elizabeth Hinton, Robin D. G. Kelley, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Brandon M. Terry, Cornel West
“Very fine people”—fathers, husbands, and sons, as well as mothers, wives, and daughters—have always been central to the work of white supremacy.
Second chances are the currency of white supremacy. To be white is to colonize the afterlife.
American beaches used to be common property. Now access to many of them is controlled by wealthy whites.
Andrew W. Kahrl
What Afrofuturism can teach us about surviving Trump.
Remembering James H. Cone.
James Baldwin’s book about the Atlanta child murders speaks best to the era of Black Lives Matter.
Fifty years ago, when Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, a devastated James Baldwin made a final attempt to reconcile the generational divide between the civil rights movement and Black Power.
A childhood steeped in guns shows that toxic masculinity and racism are at the heart of U.S. gun culture.
Cornel West on Martin Luther King, Jr., hope, and the future of activism.
The persistence of black poverty has become a permanent feature of U.S. democracy. We need an expanded political imagination to dismantle it.
What if we use the history of slavery as a standpoint from which to rethink our notion of justice today?
Black Panther, a movie unique for its black star power, depends on a shocking devaluation of black American men.
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