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Elizabeth Warren just delivered the realest talk on race by any American politician

The progressive favorite talks about the “dark underbelly” of “how America built a great middle class”<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren just further burnished her progressive credentials with a thorough and explicit telling of racial injustice in America, focusing on what she called three …

The history of interracial sex: It's much more than just rape or romance.

When South African comedian Trevor Noah takes over as host of "The Daily Show" on Monday night, he'll probably introduce his new audience to his family biography. Born in Johannesburg to a black South African mother and a white Swiss German father in 1984, when apartheid was still firmly in place …

A new Black Panthers documentary offers a compelling portrait of a turbulent time

Back in 1967, California governor and future far-right icon Ronald Reagan went on TV to speak out against gun owners. Specifically, Governor Reagan …

From Selma to Black Power

Only a few miles away from where the legendary march began, a new phase of civil-rights activism gathered momentum.<p>Anyone who was not a diehard white supremacist could see the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 for what it was: a myth in motion, advancing east through the Alabama countryside at …