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How Joe Biden did so well in Georgia

Bev-Freda Jackson, American University School of Public Affairs For nearly 30 years, the state of Georgia has voted reliably Republican in presidential elections. Not since...

How the images of John Lewis being beaten during ‘Bloody Sunday’...

Aniko Bodroghkozy, University of Virginia On March 7, 1965, Alabama state troopers beat and gassed John Lewis and hundreds of marchers on the Edmund Pettus...

John Lewis traded the typical college experience for activism, arrests and...

Jelani M. Favors, Clayton State University As an 18-year-old student attending a training session for activists at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee, John...

Smartphone witnessing becomes synonymous with Black patriotism after George Floyd’s death

Allissa V. Richardson, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism A flashbulb emits a high-pitched hum. A photograph of the legendary 19th-century...

Teach police nonviolence, scholars say, and how to work with local...

Jennifer Earl, University of Arizona; James J. Nolan, West Virginia University; Jessica Maves Braithwaite, University of Arizona, and Kirssa Cline Ryckman, University of Arizona Editor’s...

Langston Hughes – domestic pariah, international superstar

Jason Miller, North Carolina State University A leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, the inspiration behind Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” and...

The civil rights activist so close to Martin Luther King Jr....

Jason Miller, North Carolina State University In a recent article published in Standpoint Magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning Martin Luther King Jr. biographer David Garrow details new...

Misery and memory in Glendora, Mississippi: How poverty is reshaping the...

Dave Tell, University of Kansas In August of 1955, Emmett Till was lynched in the Mississippi Delta. The 14-year-old African American reportedly whistled at a...

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Profit, not free speech, governs media companies’ decisions on controversy

Amanda Lotz, University of Michigan For decades, U.S. media companies have limited the content they’ve offered based on what’s good for business. The decisions by...