Black Youth and Elusive Freedom

As I weep over the death of America’s black men, I remember my brother’s struggle for his freedom against unnecessary police searches.

Book Launch: The Butler’s Child

A Politics and Prose DC book launch with author and IPS board member Lewis M. Steel, whose new book tells his personal story of a Warner Brothers family grandson who spent more than fifty years as a fighting, no holds barred civil rights lawyer.

Flagging Hate Speech

It shouldn’t have taken 150 years and the deaths of nine innocent churchgoers for Southern states to renounce the Confederate flag.

Losing Their Grip

The Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right to marry and its rainbow-striped afterglow unleashed conservative tantrums.

Book Event: This Light of Ours

Institute for Policy Studies, with Teaching for Change bookstore and Busboys and Poets, welcomes Matt Herron, Dorie Ladner, and a panel moderated by Askia Muhammad to discuss the book on "Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement"

DOMA’s Demise

When not being shooed off the courthouse steps by police, the crowd sang "God Bless America" and "Goin' to the Chapel."
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