Reparations are as elusive on-screen as they are in real life, says film and culture critic Jonita Davis.
Identity has long played a role in activist strategies. Trevor Smith explores how it can be applied to the movement for reparations.
Social housing as a concept is gaining popularity. Now, the state of New York is considering a bill to make it a reality.
Reparations for Black Americans are past due. Edgar Villanueva makes the case for reparations as an election issue.
Biden's unflinching support for Israel's genocide of Gaza threatens both Biden’s reelection and the United States amid fears that Donald Trump will win a second term.
Meghan Elizabeth Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli discuss the politics of pregnancy and childbirth in an era of environmental challenges.
Unhoused people in Los Angeles just survived a massive storm. What can the city do about housing before the next extreme weather event?
Trump appointed a third of the Supreme Court. Now, that same court will decide his fate.
Fat liberation activists worked for decades to celebrate size diversity in our society. Will the new class of popular weight-loss drugs undo that progress?
Queer liberation goes hand-in-hand with anti-colonialism and anti-Zionism, says a growing movement working to expose Israel's pinkwashing.
As Israel's genocide in Gaza rages on, U.S. Jewish college students say their faith inspires them to pray for a cease-fire, and an end to apartheid.
Jamie L. Mason of Catholics for Choice explained why her organization engaged in counter-protest actions at this year's March for Life.
Right-wing audiences got a deeply distorted view of the verdict against Donald Trump in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation suit. Media Matters’ Courtney Hagle explains why and what to do about it.
A new book by best-selling author Ijeoma Oluo offers powerful examples of how ordinary people are changing the world.
Matthew Kincaid delves into the history of attacks on DEI initiatives, and encourages teachers to stand firm on racial justice education.
Just 3% of U.S military spending could eradicate world starvation, according to a new crop of anti-war billboards.
Author Shane Burley examines how Israel is attempting to employ the same justification in Gaza that Nazis used against Jews.
Author Scott Fulford explores the impact that pandemic-related government social spending had on American families.
As the U.S. and UK launch airstrikes on Yemen, Isa Blumi explains why the Houthi rebels are attacking cargo and oil ships in the Red Sea.
With Donald Trump’s landslide win at the Iowa Republican caucuses, pro-democracy groups are planning massive voter education campaigns.
As Trump itches to return to the White House, how tenuous is U.S. democracy three years after the attack on the Capitol?
Harvard President Claudine Gay broke racial and gender barriers—and that’s really why she was ousted, says commentator Errin Haines.
Rethinking our connection to the soil can form the basis for new ways of thinking about prosperity and economy
Decades after Washington’s native bighorn sheep were decimated, they're starting to thrive—thanks to Indigenous efforts.
Huwaida Arraf explores possible solutions to Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza, including enforcing international law and mass global solidarity with Palestinians.