Enlisting Millennials for the Resistance

Enlisting Millennials for the Resistance

In the wake of the November elections, Kenneth Worles Jr. saw that many of his millennial peers wanted to start getting politically engaged, but didn’t know where to begin. And hardly any of the groups organizing to fight back against the new Trump agenda, Worles...

How Obama Took Foreign Policy Forward — And Back

For Obama supporters, the last eight years have been a victory of wise leadership over the forces of darkness in Congress and the world at large. For critics of the outgoing president, Obama could do no right as he plunged the United States into the worst crisis in...
We Can Reverse Generations of Racial Economic Inequality

We Can Reverse Generations of Racial Economic Inequality

Without a course correction, French economist Thomas Piketty warned, we are hurtling toward a grotesquely unequal future. A future governed by a hereditary aristocracy composed of the progeny of today’s billionaires. In his assessment, however, Piketty overlooked the...
Students, Not Criminals

Students, Not Criminals

Ten years ago, six African-American boys in Louisiana got into a fight with a white classmate at school. Rather than breaking it up, school administrators called the police. Where other students might have been sent home or suspended, the “Jena Six” were...
Death by Traffic Stop

Death by Traffic Stop

What’s worse than being pulled over nearly 50 times? Believe it or not, quite a few things. Like racking up over $7,000 in fines and fees when you make just $30,000 a year. Or bearing the constant stress of being pulled over and fined, finally paying off one...
Mr. President, the Elephant in the Room Is Not a Republican

Mr. President, the Elephant in the Room Is Not a Republican

The recession has been hard on everyone. Tens of millions of people lost their jobs. Many of those who didn’t lose their jobs suffered salary cuts. Retirement savings and home values have plummeted. Even people who have kept their jobs and homes have had to...

Race and Economics: A Nation and Its Capital Divided

It is said one has to get outside of Washington DC to get a proper perspective on the nation’s problems, but the nation’s capital provides plenty of insight into the challenges facing this country. Washington DC, like the country as a whole, is currently...

From the Frontlines: July 6, 2010

The DOJ finally files suit to block Arizona’s immigration law. Oil threatens Louisiana tribal life. “If we have to leave, we’ll be spread out and no longer be a community,” she explains. “We don’t know where we’d go. BP should...

Black America: The Economic State of Emergency

IPS scholar Dedrick Muhammad will speak on the human face of the racial divide and the economic crisis. Schedule: Welcome: Rick Adams, Chair of the IBW Board of Directors and Convener for the Commission Overview and Introduction of the Shirley Chisholm Presidential...

The Latino Mob, Affirmative Action, Hezbollah Beauty Pageant Conspiracy

Hatred of Muslims is driving some conservatives absolutely crazy. In the wake of Rima Fakih winning Miss USA, anti-Muslim animus is boiling over. Rima Fakih comes from a Lebanese Muslim family and immigrated to the US when she was a child. The top anti-Muslim, right...
The Lost Chapters of Malcolm X

The Lost Chapters of Malcolm X

Today in honor of the 85th birthday of Malcolm X, I’m participating in an hour long discussion on the living legacy of Malcolm X and what Malcolm means in Obama’s America. This discussion will occur on the Marc Steiner show 5pm to 6pm on 88.9FM for those...

From the Frontlines: May 18th, 2010

The bill for Afghanistan could run into the trillions, as another suicide bomber hits another U.S. convoy. IPS fellow Miriam Pemberton, who studies the military budget, wrote that the era of Bush-style spending isn’t quite over. Noam Chomsky has to settle for...

Thanksgiving: Time to Consider Native Americans’ Plight

This Thanksgiving season, the nation should finally commit itself to bridging the socioeconomic divide between the descendents of those who came together during the first Thanksgiving: the Native Americans and the white newcomers. More than cranberry sauce and turkey,...