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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...

Countries around the world are using border surveillance systems against their...

Keren Weitzberg, UCL Hamdi was just an infant when his relatives first brought him to the Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya to be registered...

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...

Hip-hop is the soundtrack to Black Lives Matter protests, continuing a...

Tyina Steptoe, University of Arizona The sound of Public Enemy’s 1989 song “Fight the Power” blared as face-masked protesters in Washington, D.C. broke into a...

The Supreme Court decision to grant protections to LGBT workers is...

Julie Manning Magid, IUPUI No federal law barring discrimination against LGBT workers in hiring, promoting and firing existed in this country until this week. Although some...

How one man fought South Carolina Democrats to end whites-only primaries...

Bobby J. Donaldson, University of South Carolina A rusting chain-link fence represents a “color line” for the dead in Columbia, South Carolina. In Randolph Cemetery,...

Super Bowl LIII and the soul of Atlanta

Derrick P. Alridge, University of Virginia As a historian who studies W.E.B. Du Bois – and as someone who once lived in nearby Athens, Georgia...

How Jackie Robinson’s wife, Rachel, helped him break baseball’s color line

Chris Lamb, IUPUI Jackie Robinson will be remembered for his courage, athleticism, tenacity and sacrifice on Jan. 31, the centennial of his birth. By confronting...

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Not all candy is candy – at least for tax purposes

Hayes Holderness, University of Richmond Halloween shoppers have many delicious decisions to make before trick-or-treaters show up at their doors. And in many states, those...