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Chicago in the 1960s (film still from The Atlantic video: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/)
May 22, 2014 | Blog

Watch two short docs from The Atlantic about African-Americans who fought back against housing discrimination in Chicago in the 1960s. Continue reading

People talking in a cafe (Flickr)
May 22, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Should reparations be considered? If so, what should they be, and if not, what are the alternatives? Continue reading

Josh Adams, right, chants with other protestors near the corner of Airways Blvd. and Lamar Ave. outside of a McDonalds in Memphis, Tenn. Thursday, May 15, 2014, while demonstrating for a $15 wage and right to form a union without retaliation in the fast food industry. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, William DeShazer)
May 22, 2014 | Activism

Minimum wage campaigns should be the entry point to not only raise the bottom but also to challenge the tricks, skims and scams that concentrate wealth into the hands of fewer and fewer people. Continue reading

Graduate Frederick Anderson stands in the pouring rain as President Barack Obama acknowledges him during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 22, 2014 | Blog

The unemployment rate for black college graduates has been higher than for all graduates for decades. A new report says that the gap has widened since 2007. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates headshot
May 21, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week Bill speaks with Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic about his cover story on why America needs to reconcile with its racist past. Continue reading

Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the Civil Rights Bill, April 11, 1968
May 21, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Despite the Fair Housing Act, levels of residential segregation have barely budged in many of the large metropolitan areas where most African-Americans live. Here’s why. Continue reading

Leonardo DiCaprio plays the super-rich Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Mary Cybulski, File)
May 21, 2014 | Perspectives

When societies allow the rich to grow into the super-rich, they are limiting what those societies can achieve.
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Ta-Nahisi Coates studio interview still
May 21, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week Bill speaks with Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic about his cover story on why America needs to reconcile with its racist past. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Brown
May 21, 2014 | Perspectives

The charter school movement threatens to create two education systems, separate and unequal. Continue reading

Homeless camp, Oregon
May 20, 2014 | The Poverty Line

It is absurd to believe that any attempt to finally end hunger or poverty in the US can succeed without the significant involvement and leadership of low-income Americans. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates interview still
May 19, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

This week Bill speaks with a senior editor for The Atlantic about his forthcoming cover story on why America needs to reconcile with its racist past. Get a sneak preview. Continue reading

Chef Tom Colicchio in a scene from "A Place at the Table." (Photo courtesy Magnolia Films)
May 19, 2014 | The Poverty Line

Chef, activist and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio says it’s high time for a cohesive, political food movement that holds lawmakers accountable for their bad policies. Continue reading

An outdoors sign for Walmart is seen in Duarte, Calif. Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 19, 2014 | Uncategorized

The progressive Oregon city has not only dumped its Wal-Mart shares but also set up a committee to advise it on making socially responsible investments in the future. Continue reading

Virginia Civil RIghts Memorial
May 17, 2014 | Activism

The stories of the people behind the landmark decision sixty years ago are even more compelling than the ruling itself. One of them was a schoolgirl named Barbara Rose Johns. Continue reading

Jet Blue jet plane
May 15, 2014 | Perspectives

The airlines reflect, rather than cause, the rise of economic inequality, but the evolution of air travel provides a story about the changes inflicted on our economy and the indignities heaped upon all but the rich. Continue reading

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