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Corrections Officer Who Struck Rhode Island Protesters with Pickup Truck Resigns

Activists say the private prison where the officer worked should be closed and immigrants detained there released

By Ashoka Mukpo
August 16, 2019

The Challenges of Breastfeeding as a Black Person

How our workplaces and healthcare system create barriers to breastfeeding.

By Amani Echols
August 15, 2019

William Barr is Stuck in the '90s — But Americans Have Moved Forward When it Comes to Criminal Justice Reform

A reaction to outdated, dangerous rhetoric.

By Udi Ofer
August 14, 2019

Expanding Involuntary Confinement is Not the Answer to Solve Gun Violence

Institutionalizing people against their will is usually a mistake.

By Susan Mizner, Ari Ne'eman
August 13, 2019

Over 132,400 Opposed Trump’s Anti-Trans Health Care Plan

A proposed rule would undermine protections for transgender people and others facing discriminatory denials of health care and insurance coverage.

By Lindsey Kaley
August 9, 2019

After the Power of Protest Ousts a Governor, Puerto Rico has a New Leader. For Now.

Protest works. Protest is powerful.

By William Ramirez
August 8, 2019

Oklahoma Victims Compensation Program Disproportionately Denies Funds for Black Victims

Data shows that Black victims are often denied compensation for the very same crimes as committed against white victims, who did receive compensation.

By ACLU Analytics, Jill Webb
July 31, 2019

Supreme Court Order No ‘Big Victory’ For Trump’s Border Wall. The Fight Continues.

The Supreme Court has not yet decided the case, or given Trump’s abuse of emergency powers the stamp of approval.

By Dror Ladin
July 29, 2019

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