Donald Trump has gotten a lot of well-deserved flak this week after he defended alleged domestic abuser and former Staff Secretary Rob Porter–but is anyone really surprised? When it comes to domestic abuse and sexual assault allegations, Trump has a very long and very troubling history of blaming the victim and…
A small town in upstate New York has become a haven for immigrants seeking to escape Donald Trump’s America—and one woman is determined to help them.
On average, Donald Trump lobbed a “fake” insult more than once per day since he became president. Here are just a few!
America, as they say, is a melting pot. And nowhere is that more evident than in the kitchens of immigrants who have come to the United States and brought with them ancestral dishes to add to our national palate. But for families affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban, cooking traditional recipes—especially…
Most people associate the holiday season with twinkling lights. But months after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of people on the Island are still living without electricity. In the town of Morovis, for example, 90% of the residents haven’t received any federal aid in the 90 days since the…
Black people arrested for a crime are twice as likely to spend time in jail before they go to trial than white people, in part because they often face higher bail fees than their white counterparts.
Meet Iman Siddiqi, the college senior who just started the first student-led scholarship for refugees in the United States.
For families with roots in countries singled out by President Trump’s travel ban, this holiday season is a particularly complicated time to explore what being American truly means. In the fifth video of our “Banned Recipes” series, an Iraqi American shows us how to make kleicha, a sweet and simple dessert that’s the…
For families with roots in countries singled out by President Trump’s travel ban, this holiday season is a particularly complicated time to explore what being American truly means. In the fourth video of our “Banned Recipes” series, a Iranian American chef shows us how to make Iranian morghe torsh, an aromatic chicken…
Donald Trump’s border wall is inspiring a new wave of protest art at the U.S.-Mexico border in the form of projected “light graffiti,” with artist-activists projecting Luchador masks, ladders, and pro-refugee messages on prototypes of the wall.
We’ve been sold a myth about the first Thanksgiving for generations. In reality, white settlers rewarded indigenous people’s kindness by enslaving Native populations and carrying out widespread genocide.
In this episode of Real America With Jorge Ramos, Jorge Ramos travels to Puerto Rico to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. He explores what life is really like for millions of Puerto Ricans who are coping to live without daily necessities like power and water.
What does it mean when people say they want to “get rid of the police?” Contrary to what you might think, it’s not about sowing seeds of chaos and anarchy, it’s about reforming a system that creates crimes—and criminals—to fuel a for-profit prison industry.
Every year, undocumented immigrants pay around $13 billion dollars into the U.S. Retirement Fund but receive only about $1 billion in benefits. And that’s just one way in which undocumented people living and working in this country benefit us all by paying their taxes but don’t get to reap the same rewards as citizens.
After the wave of sexual assault allegations against powerful men in media and politics over the past month, the #MeToo movement has made the powerful leap from social media to the streets. But where does that leave the traditionally marginalized communities of color who created #MeToo as a safe space for themselves…
What should we do with all these bad, ugly statues of Confederate soldiers and officers, scattered around the country? Easy: We should take them down.
As a kid, Vita Ayala grew up loving Wonder Woman comics. As an adult, they’ve gotten to write Diana of Themyscira twice. But Ayala isn’t content with just living the dream of working on a big corporate superhero. The New York City native is make comics that give voice to people without money, power or privilege.
“Laughter and comedy is often employed by oppressed peoples in native communities as a mechanism just to get through the fucking hard shit that we’ve been through.”
A group of indigenous youth fighting the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline will undertake a 250-mile canoe journey across northern Minnesota to fight for cleaner lakes, the manoomin (wild rice) beds and the 1855 treaty territories of the Ojibwe people.
Roses are red, violets are blue, America is full of racists, what else is new? That was my initial feeling when recently greeted by two videos floating around Al Gore’s Internet featuring two separate instances of overt racism.