This Juneteenth, we must remember the movement for Black liberation is far from over

Black folks in America have been told that a rising tide lifts all boats and that swift changes are not only improbable, but impossible. We are simultaneously being taught the lie that America is a democracy built by “revolutionaries” who changed the system with war and uncivil disobedience. This contradiction is why a sustained, nonapathetic…

A rigged pro-Trump poll was supposed to deliver him some desperately needed good news. Oops

Anyway, after that embarrassment, Trump was surely giddily awaiting something fantastic from an outlet that was clearly willing to do just about anything to earn his affections. Even Fox News delivers down the line polling that, frankly, has not been anywhere near flattering for Trump as of late. Thursday afternoon OAN dropped its poll along with…

Confederate statues aren’t the only targets as protesters take on monuments to hate and mass murder

In the U.S., while 100 Confederate monuments were removed after the racist mass murder of worshippers in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, there are still 700 standing. Historian Karen Cox told The Washington Post that 30 have been built in the past two decades.  But while some Southern states are moving to protect their monuments to slavery…

As police riots spread around the country, support for Black Lives Matter continues to surge

When we first publicly rolled out our Black Lives Matter tracking poll on Wednesday, support stood at 49%, opposition at 24%, and the “meh” response was at 25%. Now opposition remains at around the same level, but more of the “meh” has shifted to support.  White support has gone from 41% on Wednesday to 44% today, continuing…

Trump’s manufactured war zone doesn’t resemble what’s happening in most of America

Trump, who seems to have lived most of his adult life in a state of heightened paranoia, has finally erected a physical tribute to his victimhood—a fortress to keep his perceived enemies, such as Monday night’s peaceful throng of protesters, at bay. Attorney General William Barr has been more than happy to oblige Trump’s fantasies,…

Emails show Carson lied when he claimed that HUD hadn’t changed policy regarding DACA recipients

BuzzFeed News had reported in late 2018 that DACA recipients and their advocates said they were being denied loans after having been eligible in previous years. “People working with DACA recipients on housing say they have noticed the change in guidance in the year since President Donald Trump unsuccessfully moved to rescind the program, which protects people who were brought…