Clarkston, Georgia, has welcomed more than 40,000 refugees over the last four decades. We’re thriving like never before.
We desperately need our national leaders to elevate local candidates and races. Here's who is doing it the best so far.
This week, 2,500 sixth-graders will show up at a group of Brooklyn middle schools that are far more integrated than they were a year ago.
The lack of attention paid to working people in our politics and media has had disastrous results.
In an economic system rooted in slavery, to be anti-labor is always to be anti-Black.
When pundits try to blame minority turnout for lost elections, let’s hold all voters accountable.
The long saga of the Irish diaspora cannot end with us, of all people, being the ones to say that because you have suffered, you are not welcome.
People posting a pseudo-legal declaration may believe they're in a two-way dialogue with the company. The opposite is true.
Seventy-five years ago, a generation found the clarity and resolve needed to save the world. Another generation of young people is now on track to do the same.
Coming to a new country is like coming into a stranger’s home. At the US border, we are not treated like guests, and we're barely treated like humans.
A new range of plant-based burgers are taking off among eaters and investors. In response, the meat industry is calling for censorship.
Over the years, my anxiety over mass shootings has become a sort of continual low-level hum. And I know that I'm not alone.
Donald Trump makes no secret of his hatred for journalists, but his administration's investigation into the power of Big Tech is long overdue.
His persona fits neatly with Silicon Valley’s own political identity: outwardly progressive, but without much evident anger at the new American oligarchy.
I first visited an ICE detention facility so I could write it into the show. Then the show ended and I returned, alone, on a different kind of mission.
I believe Ilhan Omar didn’t know that the things she said could be deeply offensive. I also believe her misguided rhetoric can normalize violent anti-Semitism.
Maybe there’s a big step between “send her back” and the world my grandmother remembered. Or maybe it’s not such a big step at all.
If Donald Trump has to be acquitted, much better for it to come at the hands of a group of people as corrupted and partisan as the Senate Republicans.
Just like hippies spitting on Vietnam veterans or welfare queens sipping champagne, Omar’s anti-Semitism has become a structural support beam for American politics.
Presidential candidate Bill de Blasio proposes a new set of guarantees for all American workers, including paid family and medical leave and two weeks of paid vacation.
A revolutionary addition to modern medicine could be collateral damage in the Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
Police and prosecutors love to use claims of "sex trafficking" to crack down on innocent sex workers. For once, though, they seem to be getting it right.
We are on the verge of a nightmare era of mass surveillance by the state and private companies. It’s not too late to stop it.
It’s clear that surrogacy is a women’s rights issue, at the heart of debates over bodily autonomy and choice.
Hodan Nalayeh represented the best of the global Somali diaspora. She was also the model for a new kind of trailblazing international journalist.
Juvenile hall is a relic of the past: kids, mostly young people of color, put behind bars because government can’t figure out what else to do with us.
Heavy industry made my hometown look like a postapocalyptic wasteland, where rivers run red and the snow is black. It also made some men very rich.
Opinion: I’m not proud of this country’s curtailment of human rights, but I am proud of Megan Rapinoe and her team for demanding better.
Refugees like me know that we can never go home. It gives us a burning desire to establish ourselves here and prove that we belong.
It's pitch-dark, and the only private space is a block of communal toilets 500 feet away. The door locks may not be working, and there's no lighting inside. The world can do better.