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Getting to racial justice is a long journey. Some folks are misreading the map

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Most arrested reporters never go to trial—and this case should have been no different

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Rumors of War

Our First Amendment right has been systematically dismantled — just when we might need it most

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To march on a highway is to declare bravery in the face of danger — and an unwillingness to lose

A protest for justice for Breonna Taylor in New York City. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images


For volunteer medics and legal observers, confronting police violence can come with mental and physical tolls

A protester who was maced by police receives medical attention during a demonstration in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: SOPA Images/Getty Images


COLUMN

There’s a fine line between being an ally and making a movement all about yourself

The Black Womxn’s Empowerment March in New York. Photo: Ira L. Black — Corbis/Getty Images


An interview with the journalist who filmed Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shooting two protesters

Protestors fighting in Kenosha. Photo illustration; image source: Kerem Yucel/Getty Images


From 1960 until her death, Patricia Stephens Due had to wear dark glasses, a symbol of her lasting trauma

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Column

The Covid deniers and Black Lives Matter protesters show two sides of the independence coin

White protestors at the “Freedom Rally” — directly against stay-at-home directives — on April 18, 2020 in San Diego.
White protestors at the “Freedom Rally” — directly against stay-at-home directives — on April 18, 2020 in San Diego.
White protestors at the “Freedom Rally” — directly against stay-at-home directives — on April 18, 2020 in San Diego, California. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Stringer/Getty Images

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