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A Drifting UKIP Ousts Leader at Center of Racism Row

A Drifting UKIP Ousts Leader at Center of Racism Row

Henry Bolton in January. The party voted to oust him as leader on Saturday.
The “Black National Anthem” May Be More Patriotic Than “The Star Spangled Banner”

The “Black National Anthem” May Be More Patriotic Than “The Star Spangled Banner”

On Super Bowl Sunday, President Trump sent out a tweet that called on Americans to “proudly stand for the national anthem” during the football game in honor of the service men and women to whom “we
‘A President I Can Be Proud of’: South Africans Express Their Hopes

‘A President I Can Be Proud of’: South Africans Express Their Hopes

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, center, during a morning walk in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday.
Theories Discrediting Victims of Attacks Date to the Civil War Era

Theories Discrediting Victims of Attacks Date to the Civil War Era

In 1957, civil rights advocates had to dispel rumors that nine black children seeking to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., were being paid for their activism.
‘Crisis Actor’ Isn’t a New Smear. The Idea Goes Back to the Civil War Era.

‘Crisis Actor’ Isn’t a New Smear. The Idea Goes Back to the Civil War Era.

In 1957, civil rights advocates had to dispel rumors that nine black children seeking to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., were being paid for their activism.
The Carpetbagger: Sam Rockwell on His Secret Past as a Really Bad Break Dancer

The Carpetbagger: Sam Rockwell on His Secret Past as a Really Bad Break Dancer

Sam Rockwell says in response to criticism of his racist-cop character in “Three Billboards” that the movie is “a dark fairy tale in certain ways — it’s not necessarily meant to be completely
Hardcore R&B Fans Will Dig These Epic New Releases

Hardcore R&B Fans Will Dig These Epic New Releases

Album Reviews Various Artists Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & the Best of the Rest Craft Recordings Various Artists The Ru-Jac Records Story Omnivore The great Memphis soul music label Stax has

Ensa Cosby, Who Spoke Out for Father in Sex-Abuse Case, Dies at 44

In recorded statements on the radio, she maintained Bill Cosby’s innocence and said racism played a role in his prosecution.
The 52 Places Traveler: In Montgomery, a City Embedded With Pain, Finding Progress

The 52 Places Traveler: In Montgomery, a City Embedded With Pain, Finding Progress

Scenes from Montgomery. Clockwise from top right: Students examine the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Civil Rights Memorial, designed by Maya Lin; a Nat King Cole mural on Maxwell Boulevard near
The 52 Places Traveler: In Montgomery, a City Embedded With Pain, Finding Progress

The 52 Places Traveler: In Montgomery, a City Embedded With Pain, Finding Progress

Scenes from Montgomery. Clockwise from top right: Students examine the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Civil Rights Memorial, designed by Maya Lin; a Nat King Cole mural on Maxwell Boulevard near
How Does Chicago Make $200 Million A Year On Parking Tickets? By Bankrupting Thousands of Drivers.

How Does Chicago Make $200 Million A Year On Parking Tickets? By Bankrupting Thousands of Drivers.

This article was published in partnership with ProPublica Illinois. By last summer, Laqueanda Reneau felt like she had finally gotten her life on track. A single mother who had gotten pregnant in high
Trump’s Plan to Slash Legal Immigration—By the Numbers

Trump’s Plan to Slash Legal Immigration—By the Numbers

Reducing illegal immigration is one of President Donald Trump’s best known policy goals. But President Donald Trump has also insisted that curbing legal immigration must be a part of an immigration

Behind the Scenes of “Ear Hustle”

In a shabby, low-slung bungalow on the grounds of California’s San Quentin State Prison, Adnan Khan sits nervously in front of a microphone. A slender 33-year-old with dark, slicked-back hair and skin
The Cast of ‘Atlanta’ on Trump, Race and Fame

The Cast of ‘Atlanta’ on Trump, Race and Fame

The stars and brain trust of “Atlanta” (Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Glover, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry and Donald Glover) discuss the challenges of following up a critically acclaimed first season.
The Cast of ‘Atlanta’ on Trump, Race and Fame

The Cast of ‘Atlanta’ on Trump, Race and Fame

The stars and brain trust of “Atlanta” (Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Glover, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry and Donald Glover) discuss the challenges of following up a critically acclaimed first season.

A Supreme Court Ruling Against Unions Would Hit Black Women Hardest

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could kneecap public-sector union funding if the court rules in the plaintiff’s favor. Union opponents have celebrated
Review: ‘Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?’ Reckons With White Supremacy

Review: ‘Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?’ Reckons With White Supremacy

A scene from Travis Wilkerson’s new documentary, “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?”