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Derecka Purnell Nia T. Evans

An interview with Derecka Purnell about her new book Becoming Abolitionists, how we should think about the systems that produce violence, and, ultimately, the resources that will allow people to live safely.

Dan Berger

Though the organization’s legacy has been domesticated, its grassroots leadership embraced the global fight for freedom.

Derecka Purnell

Abolition is not only about eliminating the police, but imagining new systems that work to ensure a fair, equal society where there is no place for racism, ableism, or state violence.

Andrew J. Douglas Jared Loggins

Even as they carve out space for Black scholarship, established universities remain deeply complicit in racial capitalism. We must think beyond them.

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

Images seized from enslaved people are not private property to be owned, but ancestors to be cared for.

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Toni Morrison’s novels imagine a society governed by an ethic of care, devoted to restoring and repairing those who have been harmed, and giving them the space for transformation.

Kathryn Bond Stockton

Gender rarely lives up to our expectations, and a lot of what we think of as gender actually has more to do with race and money.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Celebrations of multiculturalism obscure the country’s settler colonial history—and the role that immigrants play in perpetuating it.

Michael Reagan

Sixty years ago, a pathbreaking jazz album from Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, and Oscar Brown, Jr., fused politics and art in the fight for Black liberation. Black artists are taking similar strides today.

Alberto Toscano

Frightened slaveowners cast the rebel leader as a monster. Scholars have misunderstood his religiosity. A new creative history comes closer than ever to giving us access to Turner’s visionary life.

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Lawyer, writer, organizer, and author of Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom.