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Why the gap between old and new black civil rights activists is widening

As waves of protesters gathered in Atlanta night after night to condemn the fatal police shootings of African American men, civil rights veteran Andrew Young stepped in to provide some encouragement – not to activists, but to police officers.<p>"Those are some unlovable little brats out there," the …

Democratic Party

Why many black women feel deeply ambivalent about Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination

Women’s history has a long record of leaving black women behind.<p>Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination shatters a glass ceiling nearly as old as our nation itself. But over the course of Clinton’s campaign, some black women have been both anxious and ambivalent about the prospect of Clinton as …

Feminism

The hug that will go down in history

On Tuesday night, former President Bill Clinton spent more than 40 minutes, and covered four decades, attempting to humanize his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.<p>A day later, President Obama did it in three seconds, with a hug that will go down in history.<p>Addressing the …

How Obama's DNC Speech Broke From History

President Obama's big speech boosting Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention wasn't the capstone to his political career, a finale to his historic two-term presidency. It was the grand opening of his highly unusual role in the 2016 presidential campaign.<p>Rarely is there such an …

Government